They warn. They plead. They scold and cajole. Forecasters and public officials will try just about anything to get residents to flee coastlines ahead of a hurricane.
“At the beginning of the year, if you told me this is what we were going to be dealing with, I would have called you crazy,” said Steve Manos, the mayor of Lake Elsinore, a small town in Southern California. He was taking a brief reprieve from dealing with the biggest crisis of his short term in office yet: an explosion of picture-perfect California poppies in the Temescal Mountains, just northwest of the center of town.
Do you know where your water comes from? Do you feel confident that you have easy access to safe, clean water?
Trees can live without us, but we really cannot live without trees. They produce oxygen. They provide wood for our furniture and the buildings in which we live. They bear the fruit that we eat. And they are great to sit under and read.
For 20 years, people have been putting grapes in the microwave to watch them explode. But there is some real science behind this internet phenomenon.
An octopus in an aquarium in Brest, France. The animals are highly intelligent, but researchers are uncertain how the trait evolved.
Why do whales sing? Scientists still aren’t certain, and maybe the whales aren’t, either.