Bao Bao Encounters First Snowfall

Bao Bao Encounters First Snowfall

Bao Bao, the baby giant panda who is the star attraction at the National Zoo in the District of Columbia, appeared to revel in an encounter with her first snowfall. Pandas’ natural habitats are in the snowy mountains of China, which seemed to be calling out to her viscerally as she slid, tumbled and romped […]

Mariana Trench the Deepest Point on Earth

Mariana Trench the Deepest Point on Earth

The Mariana Trench is the deepest point known on Earth. However, it is not a narrow crevice as its name implies. It is actually the location of a subduction zone. These occur when a part of the ocean floor slips beneath a neighboring portion. In this case the Philippine plate submerged the Pacific plate. Subsequent […]

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