An astronaut aboard the International Space Station snapped this photo of several of the Great Lakes and New York's Finger Lakes. The mirror-like appearance…Read More »
of the water bodies is due to sunlight reflecting toward the observer.
If the viewing and lighting conditions are ideal, that mirror-like surface can extend over very large areas, such as the entire surface of Lake Ontario, which is 7,300 square miles (19,000 square kilometers).
A group of monkeys whose nostrils are so upturned they are said to sneeze audibly when it rains has been discovered in China, say researchers, who have…Read More »
now snapped the first photographic evidence of the snub-nosed monkeys there.
The monkey species, Rhinopithecus strykeri, was first reported to exist in October 2010. With no photographic evidence of a live specimen that year, the researchers made a Photoshop reconstruction of it based on a Yunnan snub-nosed monkey and a carcass of the newly discovered species.
A massive typhoon is now hammering Hong Kong, and a recent satellite image of the storm showcases its monstrous reach.
Typhoon Vicente began its life as a tropical depression over the western Pacific Ocean and quickly gained strength, developing into a powerful typhoon a different name for the same phenomenon as a hurricane on Monday (July 23).