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The Hummingbird is an interesting new world bird. They are fast and agile, flapping their wings at a rate of 50 times per second.
The Dead Sea, bordering Israel, the West Bank and Jordan, is a salt lake whose banks are more than 400 meters below sea level.
The Great Salt Lake, in the northern U.S. and in the state of Utah, is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere.
The Ethiopian Hot Springs are located in the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia. They are characterized by acidity, sulfur, potassium, iron oxide and other minerals.
The Door to Hell gas crater is located in a natural gas field in the central Turkmenistan desert that has been burning continuously since 1971.
Lake Hillier is a lake known for its permanent pink colouring found on Middle Island, the largest island in the Recherche Archipelago of Western Australia.
The high acidity, high salinity lakes of Western Australia offer an opportunity to study the microorganisms that dwell in earthly analogs to martian environments.
Under the sea in the Gulf of Mexico, at >10,000 ft, and beneath the 2 mile ice shelf of Antarctica lie supersaturated saline lakes
The Alaskan permafrost contains a variety of plants and bones of Pleistocene bisons, mammoths, and horses, some frozen in time over 40,000 years ago.
Along the West Greenland coast, freshwater input from the Greenland Ice Sheet collides with saltwater masses transported in by the North Atlantic Current system.
A mid-sized penguin species, the Adélie penguin, is distributed all along the Antarctic coast and are among the most southerly distributed of all seabirds.
In the McMurdo Valley of East Antarctica, the iron-rich, hyper-saline Blood Falls flow red from a glacier tongue into one of many interesting lakes.
The Twins Study, launched in 2015, will compare samples collected from current space station resident Scott Kelly and his twin, Earth resident Mark Kelly.
The PathoMap project studying the metagenome and microbiome of the New York City subway system has now been transmitted to cities around the world!
The murky waters of the Gowanus Canal, once suspected but ultimately acquitted in the 2013 death of a stray dolphin, are Brooklyn’s hippest Superfund.