The combination of salty air, restless ocean waves, and odd, neatly arranged rocks inspires the imagination. Actually, the science behind this is fascinating, too. I
When water freezes, it should be at its most dense and drop to the bottom like a rock. Instead, ice floats, and for a long time, scientists have not understood why that happens.
As a rule, things get ugly when when drillers goof up. Fly Geyser in Nevada is the exception.
Extremophiles thrive in whatever hot, acidic, radioactive, nasty, high-pressure, or rocky environment they have adapted to.
Ludger Mintrop designed equipment to test geophysical theories of his teacher, the German geoscientists Emil Weichert, and incidentally founded the geophysical field of seismic reflection profiling.
Also he punched the Earth. Real hard.
The video on the Dolomite Mountains is wonder-filled, but he did miss one of the range’s most amazing features: coral reefs!