The longest river in Europe, the Volga begins in the Valdai Hills northwest of Moscow, Russia and carries its waters south until it drains into the Caspian Sea, covering a distance of 3,530 kilometres.
The Volga River is widely regarded as the national river of Russia as it flows past cities like Tver, Dubna, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, and Kazan, as well as Tolyatti, Samara, and Volgograd, [...]
Look out, Marlin and Nemo, as new reports indicate that continued devastation of the Earth’s coral reefs has destroyed half the world’s coral ecosystems in the last 30 years. New surveys of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef, have revealed it to be ravaged by coral bleaching. [...]
The world's warm ocean waters are experiencing some very unusual hurricane behavior right now, meteorologists say. Right now in the eastern Atlantic, Hurricane Alex is headed towards the Azores, and it's the first hurricane to form in month of January since 1938. With sustained winds of over 85 mph, the Category 1 hurricane is even stronger than the hurricane of '38. [...]
A major solar explosion and geomagnetic storm resulted in incredible northern lights on Monday night, mainly seen across northern Europe and North America. (Photos - Video)
The geomagnetic storm was classified G4, the second-highest possible degree – the last on such a scale happened in March, when auroras were seen as far south as New Mexico. The best way to try and catch a glimpse of the im [...]
The Grand Canyon, one of the seven wonders of the natural world, became even more wondrous on Thursday, thanks to a rare weather event. A sea of clouds filled the chasm from the bottom up, ebbing and flowing like a seaside tide.
The stunning sight of the canyon filling with fog like water fills a bathtub occurred due to a total temperature inversion. [...]
Massive regions of the ice sheet that makes up West Antarctica have begun collapsing in a process that scientists have worried about for decades and fear is likely unstoppable. Researchers warned that the accelerated pace of disintegration is expected to remain relatively slow over the next 100 years, [...]
The combat dolphins of Crimea will now serve the Russian Black Sea Fleet. They will assist divers in searching for sunken ships and lost underwater equipment, Russian naval forces said. The research facility called Kazachya Bukhta, not far from Sevastopol, which explores the military use of common bottlenose dolphins, the best-known member of the dolphin family, was founded back in 1965. [...]
A ten-dimensional theory of gravity makes the same predictions as standard quantum physics in fewer dimensions. A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection. [...]