Hybrid Big Cats [Ligers, Tigons, and more, with photos and videos!]

Four of the five species of the big cats (the Panthera genus – lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, and snow leopard), the exception being the snow leopard can hybridize with each other to produce numerous hybrids. In fact, most of these animals’ habitats do not overlap, for example, lions live in Africa and tigers in Asia. However, hybrid big cats can be born by accident in captivity.

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Top 10 driest places on Earth

The Earth is home to an incredible variety of landscapes, from lush tropical rainforests to snow-capped mountains. However, there are also places on our planet where rainfall is extremely scarce and the land is bone-dry. In this article, we will explore the top 10 driest places on Earth, from deserts to the harsh terrains of polar regions, and learn about the unique conditions that make them so arid. Let’s delve into the fascinating world of extreme dryness.

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The average and maximum depths of the oceans

The Earth’s oceans are vast and largely unexplored, covering over 70% of the planet’s surface. Despite our limited knowledge of the depths below, scientists have been able to determine both the average and maximum depths of the oceans through a variety of methods. Understanding these depths is crucial for a range of scientific and practical purposes, from predicting oceanic currents to exploring the mysteries of deep-sea life.

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10 Fascinating Earth Facts Linked to the Solar System

Our home planet, Earth, is the third of the four smaller inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars). It is also the only planet in our solar system known to harbor life. Our planet is full of diverse and complex systems that sustain life as we know it. But it is also just one small part of a much larger cosmic neighborhood, the solar system.

There are numerous ways in which the Earth is intricately linked to the other planets, moons, and celestial bodies that make up our solar system, each of which has fascinating implications for our understanding of our planet and the universe as a whole. In this article, we’ll explore 10 of the most interesting Earth facts that are intimately tied to the solar system in which we reside.

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New Study Suggests 92% of Earth-Like Planets Have Yet to Be Born

A recent study led by Peter Behroozi of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland suggests that the vast majority of Earth-like planets in the universe have yet to be born. Using computer simulations to model planet formation around stars in the Milky Way galaxy, Behroozi and his team found that only 8% of potentially habitable planets have already formed. This means that the remaining 92% are yet to be born. The study’s findings have significant implications for our understanding of the prevalence of life in the universe and the prospects for finding it beyond our solar system.

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Your Life On Earth [presented by BBC]

“Your life on Earth” is a nice interactive webpage presented by the BBC – The British Broadcasting Corporation: how you and the world have changed since you were born? You’re simply entering your birth date, gender, and height; selecting units (metric or imperial/US), and then watching how our planet (and you) has changed in your lifetime.

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Scientists Spot Dolphins Surfing on Whales’ Heads

In two different locations on the coast of Hawaii, scientists have observed unusual interactions between bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales as dolphins rode the heads of whales. Rather than just swimming alongside the whales, the dolphins take things a step further and leap onto their heads, using them as a kind of surfboard. The whales lifted the dolphins up and out of the water, and then the dolphins slid back down.

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Photographs that were taken during the Apollo program [1966-1972] are now on Flickr, free to use

The Apollo program is a significant milestone in the history of space exploration. During the program, NASA sent astronauts to the moon and captured breathtaking photographs of the lunar surface and space. These photographs have been treasured by space enthusiasts and researchers alike for decades, and now, they are available for everyone to access. Thanks to a collaboration between NASA and Flickr, a vast collection of Apollo program photographs, spanning from 1966 to 1972, is now freely available on the photo-sharing platform. This unprecedented move allows people to explore and use these historic images in new and creative ways.

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No! The Earth Would NOT Look Like This Without Water

The Earth would NOT look like this without water. Please stop sharing this nonsense.

Water is an essential component of life on Earth. It covers over 70% of our planet’s surface and plays a vital role in sustaining both plant and animal life. Despite its importance, there has been a growing misconception that the Earth would look radically different if it were devoid of water.

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