WASHINGTON — Scientists with the Smithsonian have discovered a new blood-sucker in the D.C. area — a previously unknown species of leech that has three jaws with up to 59 teeth.
The scientists with the Smithsonian recently published a paper in the Journal of Parasitology documenting their discovery of the leech, or Macrobdella mimicus. They said the leech is the first to be discovered on the content in over 40 years.
The Big Bend and South Georgia regions are in prime position to view dueling meteor showers Monday evening.
The pair of meteor showers, the Delta Aquarids and Alpha Capricornids, are expected to rain down from the heavens, bring a combined number of 20 to 25 meteors per hour according to AccuWeather .
The male black-tailed dusky antechinus, discovered in 2014 on the Gold Coast hinterland, drops dead after an intense and stressful mating session.
“But one breeding period is all they are destined to have because the sperm competition also carries physiological baggage – a deadly cocktail of testosterone and stress hormone that ultimately ensures the organ failure and death of every male.”
Some of Mother Nature’s finest work.
So wrote iconic American author Jack Kerouac in the novel that inspired a million journeys, On The Road. It’s a book that lies close to the American heart, speaking to a love of adventure and the pursuit of happiness. To this day in Kerouac’s spiritual home of San Francisco, book vendors keep copies of On The Road behind the counter due to the frequency with which it is shoplifted by financially challenged travellers chasing the writer’s hedonistic dream. On the Road gave birth to the great American road trip. Long stretches of picturesque highway. Windows down and the stereo up. Historic Route 66.
It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity you don’t want to miss out on
The Northern Lights, the Earth’s natural display of colourful dancing light, are notoriously difficult to catch a glimpse of. They’re usually only visible during the winter months and in a handful of locations in the northern hemisphere. Being lucky enough to witness them is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so you want to make sure you’re heading to a location where a sighting is almost guaranteed. Here are the eight best places to be in with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights.
For well over a century, the United States National Park Service has been committed to sustaining and maintaining the parks throughout the country. Whether it’s for educational or environmental purposes, or simply for us all to enjoy, they (along with Mother Nature and Father Time) have done an incredible job.
Of course, people will have different opinions of what are the top 10 national parks in the US, depending on many factors, such as accessibility, time of year, or perhaps the difficulty of trails and hiking, however all these variables aside, here is a general list of the top 10 National Parks in the United States, ranked.
“If I were a croc, I reckon that’d be the watering hole I’d choose to live in,” mused our helicopter pilot, Al. He pointed to a particularly shimmery jade-green billabong beneath us. Looking out over the plain of rust-colored sandstone boulders and scrubby spinifex grasslands, I thought, “Me too.”
I’ve been to Australia a dozen times in the past decade, often for a month at a stretch. Although each trip has been a chance to see a different side of Oz and experience wondrous new places, nothing quite prepared me for the sheer magnitude and majesty of the Kimberley in the country’s remote northwest. Continue at Source: This remote region in Australia as an adventure-lover’s paradise
Being a part of the world of sea animals is a beautiful and pleasant experience. Imagine witnessing fishes, starfishes, and innumerable other sea creatures all at the same place.
There are plenty of aquariums all around the world, which makes it challenging to pick one to visit; therefore, we have curated a list of top 5 aquariums in the world which promise you an experience of a lifetime. Continue at Source: Best Aquariums In The World, 2019 | CEOWORLD magazine
Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring off into a tranquil blue sea.
To help you find your inner peace, and catch a few waves and rays while you’re at it, we’ve put together a list of some of the bluest waters in the world. These lakes, seas, beaches, and bays have vistas that range from brilliant navy blues to the lightest, clearest turquoises imaginable. Needless to say, they are the perfect places to re-connect with nature, family, and yourself. Continue at Source: 13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World
Beaches are made of sand. Sand is really just great big rocks that have been ground down into teeny tiny bits of itty bitty rock or sand gravel.
This process is called erosion (say “ee-roh-zhun”). Erosion is what happens when water pounds against rocks — either waves, or rain, or freezing or thawing — you get the idea.
Other things (not just rocks) get ground into the mix to make sand. Stuff like minerals, plants or dead sea animals. All of these things change the colour of the sand, and make for some pretty cool beaches, like the ones below. Continue at Source: The most colourful beaches from around the world!