Dead whale in the Mediterranean probably ‘one of the largest’ ever found

The carcass of an enormous finback whale (Balaenoptera physalus) was discovered near the Italian port of Sorrento earlier this week, the Italian Coast Guard said in a Facebook post. Officials discovered the carcass on Sunday (Jan. 17), before towing it to the nearby port at Naples. The whale measured about 65 feet (20 meters) long […]

Massive new dinosaur might be the largest creature to ever roam Earth

The 98 million-year-old remains of what might be the largest animal to walk Earth — a long-necked titanosaur dinosaur — were recently unearthed in Argentina.    The remains of the unnamed dinosaur were first discovered in 2012 in Neuquén Province of northwest Patagonia, but have still not been fully excavated. However, the bones that have […]

Dead whale, one of Med’s largest, found off Italy

The carcass of a huge dead whale is towed by Italy’s coast guard to the port of Naples to determine the cause of death The carcass of a huge whale has been recovered from the waters off southern Italy, the coastguard said Wednesday, calling it “probably one of the largest” ever found in the Mediterranean. […]

These close-up photos of the largest canyon in the solar system are gorgeous

To get more clues as to the structure’s origins, researchers used this impressive power to zoom in on regions of the canyon like Tithonium Chasma, pictured above. They noted light and dark diagonal slashes on the surface of the feature’s slope, which they think could point to ancient cycles of freezing and thawing on the […]

Largest canyon in the solar system revealed in stunning new images

About 87 million miles (140 million kilometers) above the Grand Canyon, an even larger, grander abyss cuts through the gut of the Red Planet. Known as Valles Marineris, this system of deep, vast canyons runs more than 2,500 miles (4,000 km) along the Martian equator, spanning nearly a quarter of the planet’s circumference. This gash […]

Largest study of Asia’s rivers unearths 800 years of paleoclimate patterns

The Mekong from Phou si. Credit: Wikipedia 813 years of annual river discharge at 62 stations, 41 rivers in 16 countries, from 1200 to 2012. That is what researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) produced after two years of research in order to better understand past climate patterns of the Asian […]

Largest study of Asia’s rivers unearths 800 years of paleoclimate patterns

IMAGE: Map of the Asian Monsoon region; river basins involved in this study are highlighted by subregion, rivers belonging to the world’s 30 biggest are shown with names indicated in blue…. view more  Credit: SUTD 813 years of annual river discharge at 62 stations, 41 rivers in 16 countries, from 1200 to 2012. That is what […]

World’s largest iceberg continues to break up off the coast of South Georgia

 The world’s (former) largest iceberg continues to break apart into smaller pieces on the doorstep of a major marine wildlife haven and home to millions of macaroni and king penguins in Antarctica.  This comes less than a week after the mammoth iceberg, known as A68a, first split in two, Live Science recently reported.  Scientists at […]