Tunnels in the Snow

Ever wish you had your own secret network of hidden passages? Well some animals do and they might be closer than you think! Whether it’s making snow angels or building a snowman, most of us love playing in a winter wonderland – and it turns out some birds do too. It usually starts with one bird that burrows in…

The Devils’ Kettle

A waterfall that seems to just disappear into the ground sounds pretty unbelievable; half of this waterfall disappears into a hole never to be seen again. But scientists are still bewildered by the mysteries of Devil’s Kettle Falls. Called the “Devil’s Kettle,” this natural, rocky void has no obvious explanation on or below the surface.…

How do Massive Sinkholes form?

Every once in a while, you’ll see a news story about a sinkhole that suddenly opens up and causes quite a stir. Although it may seem like these are rare oddities, sinkholes are actually quite common all over the world. Sinkholes go by many names around the world, including sinks, shake holes, swallow holes, swallets, dolines, and cenotes. Although they may be…

How did the Himalaya form?

The Himalayas, or Himalaya, are a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. It includes over 50 mountains exceeding 7,200 metres (23,600 ft) in elevation, including 10 of the 14, 8000m peaks. This immense mountain range began to form between 40 and 50 million years ago, when two large landmasses, India and Eurasia, driven by…