Wave phenomenae

Within the last days a couple of amazing physics videos have been passed along on Twitter. My personal favorites are the two I want to talk about now. They basically involve some sort of experiment with oscillation or wave-like motion, with a twist. But see the first video for yourself: Coupled pendulums https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqFc4wriBvE Personally I […]

The three virtues

Don’t forget the three virtues of a Geophysicist, namely: True Love, True Friendship, True Amplitudes. ~ M. Tygel This happens to be my favorite quote about geophysics. A fellow writer asked me, what this quote was all about. So I began to elaborate on this. The part about “True Love” appears to be the easiest […]

90k and counting

Today marks the day The Earth Story has reached 90,000 fans. Thank you so much for being a part of this and making it so much fun for us admins, showing off the best sides of our beautiful Earth. And now a post to show to your friends how much we think of you, so […]

Vulcano, Volcano – Potayto, Potato

I love volcanoes! Did you know the name volcano is derived from the island Vulcano? The island was said to be the forge of the Roman god of fire: Vulcan. Now there is some kind of a problem and volcanologists sometimes get quite cocky about it, in the English language volcano is written with an […]

Jurassic Pork

For most of us this might be more on the humorous side of science. But actually studying the mating habits of dinosaurs might lead paleontologists on some important clues of how dinosaurs evolved. Dr. Halstead, known for his candid talk about Dino sex, said the following to “Omni”: “All dinosaurs used the same basic position […]

What do we know about the ocean? [Infographics]

Do you like the ocean? Do you like huge infographics? Well this one is just right for you! This infographic gives some idea of how little we know about our ocean and how much there is to learn. Enjoy! Click for full view via The Earth Story’s Facebook Wall Source: http://bit.ly/MToLr8 -JSD

Terra Sacra – A timelapse of the world.

Terra Sacra This is a video of some of the most beautiful places in the world. It takes you to 24 countries on 7 continents. Here you can find the locations that were filmed: http://bit.ly/KRoBlq And this is main page with the video: http://www.terra-sacra.com/ Now for something interactive: Do you like to know more about […]

The weekend volcano post

The weekend is coming! Let’s start this weekend with an awesome volcano picture of the Bagana in Papua New Guinea. It was taken by the Earth Observing-1 satellite and is a rather rare picture. This volcano can hardly be monitored since it’s located far from any civilization. Enjoy it and study the different magma flows […]

Fresh water consumption

Fresh water is an increasingly scarce but important resource. Have a look at this great illustration, where the water of the world goes and how it is consumed. In many places water consumption is depending on population size. But a great deal goes into food production. Did you know that India exports a big deal […]