Megadrought

Megadrought

Jan 26

California is going through a drought that many think is the driest period in history.  But scientists are worried that “megadroughts” could come again.  Using studies of tree rings, sediment and other natural evidence, researchers know that California has experienced many spells of droughts lasting 10-20 years over the last 1,000 years.  There was a 240 year drought that started in 850! California received less rain in 2013 that in any year since it became a state in 1850.   The current rainfall season is on track to be the driest since 1580. A megadrought could have many catastrophic effects.  Farmers would bear the brunt of the effect.  They use 80% of the water!  To read more check out this article. We need to take care of our wonderful Planet...

Big Cats came from Asia!

Big Cats came from Asia!

Nov 17

Scientists have discovered a new sister species to the modern Snow Leopard.  Paleontologists from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California made the discovery of the oldest fossils or a previously unknown ancient leopard species in Tibet.  They found seven specimens dating back 4.1 – 5.9 million years.  This precedes the Snow Leopard by 2 million years.  Called Pantera Blytheae, this cat was smaller than the Snow Leopard and roamed Tibet for several million years.  It ate pika, blue sheep and...

Can Gold Really Grow on Trees?

Can Gold Really Grow on Trees?

Nov 17

Yes!  Gold really does grow on trees.  Scientists, down under in Australia, have found small amount of gold on the twigs, bark, and leaves of eucalyptus trees growing above gold deposits buried deep beneath the ground.  Don’t get excited though because you won’t get rich on these trees.  You can’t even see the gold with your naked eye! For more info, read the story...

Asteroid passing close to Earth soon!

Asteroid passing close to Earth soon!

Nov 17

Space rock, 2001 AV43, will pass within 650,000 miles of Earth on Monday.  This is only 2.7 times the distance from Earth to the moon.  A cosmic eyelash.  It is between 100-230 feet in diameter and has a velocity of 8,000 mph.  This is the same size as the meteor crater in Arizona created 50,000 years ago.  That meteor was 165 feet in diameter and had the force of 10 megatons of TNT! Asteroids are large rock in outer space. Some can be very large, while others are as tiny as a grain of sand. With their smaller size, asteroids do not have enough gravity to pull themselves into the shape of a ball.  Asteroids are left over materials from the formation of the Solar System.  26 very large asteroids have been discovered, which are probably the bigger ones. There are millions of smaller ones that we have yet to discover since they are too tiny, only a mile or so across. Scientists are also tracking two other near Earth asteroids.  2013 UD4 was spotted from Arizona when it was 230 million miles from Earth.  2013 UP8, discovered by scientists on the Big Island of Hawaii on Haleakala,  is 3.4 million miles from Earth. Scientist don’t see any of these asteroids as foreseeable hazards to Earth.  Of these asteroids, only 2013 UP8 is considered “potentially hazardous” to Earth.  Don’t worry, comets and asteroids only hit the Earth every 100 million years or so!...

Look to the skies! Learn about the Solar System!

Look to the skies! Learn about the Solar System!

Nov 15

If your son or daughter dreams about space and is fascinated by the stars, then grab them a copy of Solar System! A Kids Book About the Solar System – Fun Facts & Pictures About Space, Planets & More.  It’s free today, November 15, in the Amazon Kindle store. Kids will love learning about the planets.  Solar System! delivers an outstanding ride through space. Look at the origins of the solar system, a look at the eight planets, moons, comets and the universe. This ebook is the perfect learning tool full of fun facts and beautiful photos.  ...

Help protect our animals!

Help protect our animals!

Nov 15

Learn about 50 of our most endangered animals in the world!  Kids will love learning about these special animals that are at risk in our world today.  Get your copy of  Endangered Species! A Kids Book About 50 of the Most Endangered Animals on Planet Earth – Fun Facts & Pictures of Bears, Sharks, Tigers, Birds & More.  It’s free today November 15 in the Amazon Kindle store. Save our animals. Learn how you can make a difference. Learn all about 50 of the most endangered species on Planet Earth. “Endangered Species! A Kids Book About 50 of the Most Endangered Animals on Planet Earth – Fun Facts & Pictures of Bears, Sharks, Tigers, Birds & More” is a nonfiction journey that looks at the most endangered animals in our world. This book is filled with bright photographs and simple blocks of text that will make learning fun for your child. Learn about Tigers, Bears, Sharks, Elephants, Hippos and more. Learn why so many species are in danger. Join us in learning about 50 of the most endangered...

Check out these Dinosaurs today!

Check out these Dinosaurs today!

Nov 15

If you love dinosaurs, check out Dinosaurs!  A Kids Book About Dinosaurs – Fun Facts & Amazing Pictures about Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Prehistoric Animals & More – free today on the Amazon Kindle store. Learn about the Prehistoric Animals that roamed the Earth for over 150 million years. Take this journey through the Age of Dinosaurs to learn about 15 amazing dinosaurs. Learn about the anatomy, feeding habits and behavior of many of the most fascinating dinosaurs that ever lived. Learn about the following dinosaurs and pre-historic animals: The ferocious Tyrannosaurs Rex The three horned Triceratops The deadly Veliciraptor The dumb Stegosaurus The meat-eating Spinosaurus The dino-bird Archaeopteryx The large Brachiosaurus The attacking Allosaurus The lumbering Apatosaurus The fast Dilophosaurus The honking Parasauropholos The smart Utahraptor The bullish Carnotaurus The tank-like Ankylosaurus The slashing Deinonychus The charging Pentaceratops Walk with us through the land of dinosaurs!  http://amzn.to/195oDvP...

Weird Animals on the loose!

Weird Animals on the loose!

Nov 08

Catch these super weird animals!  Weird Animals!  A Kids Book About the Weirdest Animals on Earth – Fun Facts & Pictures About Amazing, Strange Creatures & More is a fun activity book for kids. Weird Animals! Wacky Animals! Learn about the weirdest animals on the Earth. Children will love learning fun facts about each animal. Watch their imaginations take off as they explore the wonderful world of weird animals! Learn all about 32 of the Weirdest Animals on Earth! • The adorable Alpaca • The colorful Mexican Red Knee Tarantula • The expressive Pygmy Marmoset • The curious Red Panda • The spiky Echidna Catch your weird animal November 8 & 9 in the Amazon Kindle store!...