Daily Life in Oymyakon, the Coldest Inhabited Place on Earth (Video)

Oymyakon, a village in Oymyakonsky Ulus of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the Russian Federation, is considered as the coldest inhabited place on Earth. On February 6, 1933, a temperature of -67.7 °C (-90 °F) was recorded at Oymyakon’s weather station. The village is considered as one of the Pole of Colds (see notes 1) of …

Ancient carvings in Göbekli Tepe show a comet hit Earth 13,000 years ago

Ancient symbols carved into stone at Göbekli Tepe (an archaeological site in Turkey) tell the story of a big comet impact more than 13,000 years ago, scientists think. The devastating impact triggered a mini ice age that drove many mammals weighing more than 40 kg to extinction. According to an article published by New Scientist, carvings made …

Darkness and cold killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago

Now we have a computer simulation of how the afterward effects of the famous Chicxulub asteroid (estimated to be 10 km/6.2 mi) wide) killed the non-avian dinosaurs (and also a wide range of other species). According to a new study, after the devastating impact, the darkness and cold killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. On January …

Human Population Through Time (Video)

The Earth is getting more crowded every single day. As of 2021, the world population was estimated at 7.9 billion. Our planet is already overpopulated, and despite the growth of the population begun slowing, the situation will be worse: the United Nations estimates it will further increase to 11.2 billion in the year 2100. Here …

8 famous places to see before they have vanished

There are a lot of natural and human-made wonders in the world. But everything has an end, and sooner or later, they’ll be gone. Unfortunately, some of them will be vanished sooner, even in a few decades. Here are eight famous places to see before they have vanished, just in case you may want to …

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale Explained: Wind Speed and Categories

The Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS) is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane’s sustained wind speed. The Weather Channel meteorologist Mark Elliot prepared a video titled “Why Hurricane Categories Make a Difference” and explained what each category means.

Top 10 Wettest Places on Earth

Earth is still the only planet we know where water can exist in liquid form on the surface and the water is vital for all known lifeforms. Rain brings life: it is a major component of the water cycle (also known as the hydrologic cycle, the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the …