How Poop is Killing Corals | Overview 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. Corals all over the world are threatened by warming ocean temperatures. But 30 years of data show that reefs off the Florida Keys could protect themselves from rising temperatures if they weren’t also dealing with nutrient pollution coming from land. What’s weakening these corals? Sewage. And there’s something we can do about…

Baby Penguins Can Navigate Better than You 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. Penguins are famous for their tuxedo feathers and adorable waddle, but maybe we should consider just how intelligent they actually are. Like this episode of #AnimalIQ? Whale maybe you should subscribe to Terra 🐋 https://bit.ly/3mOfd77 Penguins are fascinating creatures, not just because of their physical characteristics. They’re amazing at creating mental maps,…

Tornado Warning: Survive Nature’s Wildest Winds 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. The awesome and devastating power of tornadoes is unlike any other that Mother Nature dishes out. The largest among them, known as EF5s, produce winds in excess of 200 mph and can span two miles across. The vast majority of tornadoes – over 1,200 a year – touch down in the United…

Can Dynamite Save You From An Avalanche? | Overview 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. Avalanches are mysterious and complex and the science of these natural phenomena is incomplete. One thing that is known is how to prevent them. To do that, you have to do something counterintuitive — you have to start them. In the coming years, new technologies could transform our understanding of these deadly…

Foxes: Dog Hardware, Cat Software 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. Foxes may look like tiny dogs, but they pounce like cats — what’s going on inside the brains of these incredible animals? We called David and Amy Bassett to learn more! How badly do you want to play with the Bassett’s foxes? Like this episode of #AnimalIQ? Whale maybe you should subscribe…

Flight Lessons from a World Champion Drone Racer 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. Two-time Drone Racing League Champion Jordan Temkin knows the feeling of personal flight. Come along for a ride with Jordan as we dive into the mechanics and the physics of FPV (First-Person View) drones. Thanks to the @Drone Racing League for collaborating with us on this episode! Subscribe to PBS Terra! –…

How Bison Are Saving America’s Lost Prairie 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. American prairies were once home to as many as 60 million bison. But when ranching and agriculture displaced elk and bison from the prairies, America’s grasslands all but disappeared. Now, the Nature Conservancy manages the largest remaining protected tract of tallgrass prairie in the entire world, the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie…

Watching a Star Die 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. See the universe through one astronomer’s very high-powered lens… Subscribe so you never miss an episode: https://bit.ly/3mOfd77 More info below ↓↓↓ At the moment a star dies, astronomer Emily Levesque can see how time, space, and the universe all work. Emily Levesque studies the moment of mystery when a star dies —…

Who Made These Giant Desert Figures… and Why? 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. The three human figures and two animals that make up the Blythe Geoglyphs – or Blythe Giant Intaglios – are enormous. So big in fact, that they can’t be fully appreciated from the ground. But the figures were carved into the earth long before air travel was invented. So who made them…and…

Meet the Fire Lookout of Big Sky Country 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. Take the PBS Digital Studios annual survey: http://to.pbs.org/2020survey Check out PBS Terra’s new series Weathered: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giDX6ByhWO8 Are real-life fire lookouts, like those popularized by the successful adventure game Firewatch, becoming obsolete with modern technology like aerial observers and observation satellites? Subscribe to PBS Terra! – https://bit.ly/3mOfd77 Meet Mark Hufstetler, a fire lookout…

How to Think Like an Octopus 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. To understand how extraterrestrials might think, one researcher points to the octopus. Subscribe so you never miss an episode: https://bit.ly/3mOfd77 More info below ↓↓↓ The place that the octopus evolved — the bottom of the sea — is so alien to us that it might as well be another planet. Some scientists,…