namib desert with landmarks and cities
Along the southwest coast of Africa, you’ll find the expansive desert known as the Namib. Aptly named, Namib translates to “vast place” in English. The desert exists along the coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa and covers over 1,200 miles of the African landscape. Thanks to its interesting geological conditions, the Namib is one of the most interesting deserts...
green car with leaves and plug icon
In recent years, a number of companies have been releasing cars that are labeled "green".  We take this to mean Eco-friendly or energy efficient, but what makes a car be labeled as such?  According to Wikipedia, a green vehicle "is a road motor vehicle that produces less harmful impacts to the environment than comparable conventional internal combustion engine vehicles...
2 icons of a dolphin and porpoise
If you're like me, you love being right. Nothing makes me happier than listening to a friend or coworker say something wrong, then stepping up to rub your expanse of knowledge right in their uneducated face! This article is devoted to that feeling. Whether you have a true interest in the identity of misidentified animals, or you just want...
person holding small tree in their hands
Throughout history, political issues have come and gone.  Unless I'm mistaken, people just don't get fired up about the government's purchase rate of silver or the monopolizing oil companies. While this thought is true for most issues, the environment is of constant concern, whether in danger or not. Below are a list of the top five individuals that have...
hummingbird moth hovering near purple flower
If you want to encounter a life-form on Earth which will challenge your views of what it means to thrive in the universe, look no further than the insect class of the animal kingdom. There is a reason that many of the aliens featured in our science fiction literature and films resemble insects. We find them very unusual, because...
The Matterhorn, Switzerland
When you think of an inspirational landscape, what comes to mind? Everyone has different preferences, but a lot of people will immediately think of mountaintops. Look up “inspirational photos” online and you are bound to see more than a few beautiful, transcendent summits. As human beings, we are naturally drawn to the heights. Mountains are breathtakingly beautiful and remind us...
sea nettle jellyfish
If you have ever been swimming and noticed a jellyfish floating toward you, odds are you scrambled to get away as quickly as you possibly could. It is tough to spot jellyfish. Being translucent, they can often blend right into the ocean currents.Thankfully they tend to catch the light, which helps them to stand out under the right conditions....
sarma cave
A lot of different landscapes form part of our day to day existence.  Most of us, even city dwellers, have spent time in the forest, mountains, desert, or plains.But how much time have you spent underground, plumbing the depths of the earth?  Many people can only remember a handful of times they ever had a chance to explore a...
How fast can you run? Research suggests that human beings could run as fast as 40 miles an hour—in theory—but sprint speeds average to closer to 12-15 mph.You may be thinking, “that’s not too shabby,” but as you will see, a 15 mph sprint would not be enough to win a race with any of the fastest animals on...

Dolphin Facts

dolphin leaping out of water
As one of the favorites among wildlife watchers, dolphins are best known for their agility and playful behavior creating a beautiful sight as they leap from the water.Part of the toothed whale family that also includes pilot whales and orcas, dolphins are highly intelligent and sociable marine mammals that can found in nearly every corner of the globe.Although they...