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What Counts as a Mountain?

What Counts as a Mountain?

I’m at the summit of Mount Evans in Colorado, USA. It is one of the Colorado Fourteeners, meaning I’m more than 14,000 feet above sea level. As Americans measure it. For the rest of the world, that is 4.3 kilometres above sea level, or about half way to an airplane’s cruising altitude. And the air …

Welcome To The Mountains | VISIT NORWAY

Welcome To The Mountains | VISIT NORWAY

Norway is a fantastic country to hike in, with a great variety of trips. My name is Johannes, and I work as a nature guide. I would love to show you what our beautiful mountains have to offer. To ensure a unforgettable experience, there are a few important things you need to know prior to …

Discover Ancient Rome in Google Earth

Discover Ancient Rome in Google Earth

>>At Google, we’re very excited to announce the newest layer in Google Earth: Ancient Rome 3D. You can travel back in time to see Rome, Italy, as it was in 320 A.D., and explore Ancient Rome as never before. Let’s start by opening Google Earth and selecting the “Ancient Rome 3D” layer under “Gallery.” In …

Mann Gulch: The Wrath of Nature

Mann Gulch:  The Wrath of Nature

[ Music ]>>August 5, 1949. It’s a broiling hot day across Montana. The thermometer in Helena reached 97 degrees but it’s even hotter in Mann Gulch, a funnel-shaped canyon that adjoins the Missouri river 20 miles north of Helena. It’s been a busy fire season and the young smokejumper program is getting a good test; …

The Caucasus: Mountains Full of Languages

The Caucasus: Mountains Full of Languages

Caucasian. That word comes to us from a rugged land where Europe smacks into Asia, sandwiched between countries that grab headlines: Russia, Iran, Turkey. But here’s a headline for you: this little area is one of the world’s great linguistic hot zones, a place where the mountains are full of languages. Welcome to the Caucasus. …

Did Life on Earth Come from Space?

Did Life on Earth Come from Space?

what if the first genesis of life the abiogenesis is so unlikely that it only happened once in the entire galaxy and that once was not on earth what if primitive life arrived on earth after having traveled vast distances across the Milky Way some scientists think this may be the case this is the …

What If Earth Started Spinning Backwards?

What If Earth Started Spinning Backwards?

– [Narrator] Stand on the equator and you’ll be moving at 1,670 kilometers per hour, faster than the speed of sound. That’s how quickly Earth rotates on its axis from west to east, and that rotation is largely responsible for the distribution of every desert, forest, and swamp on the planet. So, let’s do a …