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What Exactly Is the Heat Index?

Is it really not the heat, but the humidity? With temperatures spiking around the country, we thought it might be a good time to answer some questions about the heat index. © BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters/Corbis Why does humidity make us feel hotter? To answer that question, we need to talk about getting sweaty. As you probably remember from your [...]

Art at Large: 11 Record-Holding Paintings, Drawings, Photos and Sculptures

Ever wonder what the world’s biggest photograph looks like? How about the largest knitted pink bunny? Wonder no more, flossers; here are 11 bizarre and/or massive works of art, each of which holds a current world record. 1. Largest photograph, taken with the world’s largest pinhole camera The Great Picture features a 32′x111′ panoramic view in black-and-white [...]

Burning Questions About the Heat Index

Is it really not the heat, but the humidity? With temperatures spiking around the country and weathermen warning of days where the heat index surges into the triple digits, we thought it might be a good time to answer some questions about the heat index. © BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters/Corbis Why does humidity make us feel hotter? To answer that [...]

Moses’ Red Sea parting explained ?

Researchers exploring the story of Moses parting the Red Sea might have uncovered an alternative explanation. According to research the wind needed to…

Scientists Discover Coral That Eats Jellyfish

Up until now, scientists believed that coral only ate plankton and other micro-organisms, but a new discovery shows the mushroom coral can actually eat jellyfish almost its same size. Scientists were diving near the Israeli city of Eilat in the Red Sea, when they photographed the phenomenon for the first time. “We couldn’t believe our eyes [...]

Bubble Coral

Photo: RevolverOcelot In the Pacific Ocean and parts of the Red Sea, bubble coral can be found in varying species, colors and forms. They maintain their egg-like appearance during the sunlit hours (maybe an egg-like disguise?), then deflate at dark, manifesting finger-tentacles that feed on plankton, etc. See more of this beautiful creature at Environmental Graffiti. Previously on [...]