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For centuries, geologists have recognized that the rocks that line riverbeds tend to be smaller and rounder further downstream.
The extensive system of levees along the Mississippi River has done much to prevent devastating floods in riverside communities.
When the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April 20, 2010, residents feared that their Gulf of Mexico shores would be inundated with oil.
In a study of the harsh but beautiful White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, University of Pennsylvania researchers have uncovered a unifying mechanism to explain dune patterns.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.