Robert Falcon Scott’s wrecked ship Terra Nova found off Greenland
”She went through a lot in her lengthy history and really was the pinnacle of Scottish wooden shipbuilding.
“It is incredible that one of the most famous ships in history has been found 100 years after the race for the pole and in the year commemorating the event.” [BBC News]
Kid Friendly Summer Activities in Park City Utah
Earlier this summer our family drove to Park City, Utah for a summer adventure. If you’ve never considered this destination for a family vacation, I highly recommend it! We had an incredible time and all six children on the trip (ages newborn to 9 years) were well entertained. [Vanessa Vancour]
Biggest Burmese Python Found in Florida—17.7 Feet, 87 Eggs
The Everglades is home to a growing population of the invasive Asian pythons, many of which originate from snakes that either escaped into or were dumped into the wild in the 1990s. (See Everglades pictures.) [National Gegraphic]
The Enigmatic Stone Spheres of Costa Rica
When workers from the United Fruit Company began clearing the jungles of Costa Rica for banana plantations in the 1930s, they made a strange discovery.
They came upon numerous stone spheres—some very large—sitting in the middle of the jungle. Explorers had first reported their existence in the 19th century. Several hundred have since been discovered. The smallest are baseball-sized, while the largest are the size of a small car, weighing 16 tons. [The Epoch Times]
Ancient Alteration of Seawater Chemistry Linked With Past Climate Change
Wortmann and co-author Adina Paytan of the University of California–Santa Cruz point to the collision between India and Eurasia approximately 50 million years ago as one example of an interval of rapid change.
This collision enhanced dissolution of the most extensive belt of water-soluble gypsum on Earth, stretching from Oman to Pakistan and well into western India. Remnants of the collision are exposed in the Zagros Mountains in western Iran. [The Epoch Times]