Iceland: Alarm sounded over ‘beautiful but deadly’ black sand beach and sneaker waves

Iceland’s most famous black sand beach is a lure for international visitors, but a combination of geology and the raw power of the ocean make it a deadly attraction. The black sands and roaring waves of Reynisfjara beach are among the main attractions along the scenic south coast of Iceland. It’s known for its haunting … Read more

‘She’s perfect and she’s beautiful’: Frozen baby woolly mammoth discovered in Yukon gold fields

A perfect storm of events has led to a once-in-a-lifetime discovery for a gold miner, a First Nation, a veteran paleontologist and a territory. “I do not know how to process it all right now, to be honest with you. It’s amazing,” said Dr. Grant Zazula, the Yukon paleontologist. A little after noon on June … Read more

I did the Gorge by bike and it’s the longest and most beautiful ride I’ve ever done

View from Portland Women’s Forum. (Photos: Taylor Griggs / BikePortland) When I saw there was a Pedalpalooza ride from Portland to Multnomah Falls, I was immediately thrilled, and then shocked at myself. Ride leader Shawn Granton Up until very recently, I wouldn’t have thought this was even something a person could do. I’ve had pretty … Read more

The Serrations of the Teeth of the Tiger Shark Galeocerdo cuvier – Beautiful, Another Adjective to Apply

The teeth of the extant tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier are among my favorite shark teeth for two primary reasons: their overall shape (shared by others, all extinct, in this genus) and their serrations, wonderfully abundant in this particular species. This post has gone through myriad permutations, beginning with an attempt to capture my confusion over … Read more

Building Beautiful Architecture in Space

An artist’s illustration of TESSERAE habitats in space. Shown in foreground is a self-assembling storage unit, autonomously connecting to other structures. Credit: Courtesy of the researchers 3 Questions: MIT’s Ariel Ekblaw on Building Beautiful Architecture in Space The TESSERAE project, a design for self-assembling space structures and habitats, has sent prototypes to the International Space … Read more

Commentary: Mineralogical Museum holds beautiful minerals, but the science is a lot to digest

Aidan Fraser / THE REVIEWSharon Fitzgerald leads her talk in the Mineralogical Museum at Penny Hall on March 16. BY DANIELLE BEAMISH Senior Reporter Do you find beauty in natural crystalline formations? Do you channel your energy into colorful crystals? Are you a geological sciences major? If so, you may want to check out the … Read more

the science behind one of the most beautiful natural phenomena

Auroras or polar lights are one of the most breathtaking shows of nature. An aurora can be defined as an atmospheric phenomenon that takes place when electrically charged particles from the Sun hit gas atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere. The energy released during this collision ultimately creates a colorful light show that is visible in … Read more

A ‘beautiful, beautiful launch:’ Teams celebrate private Ax-1 mission’s landmark liftoff

CAPA CANAVERAL, Fla. – Four private astronauts left Earth this morning (April 8), riding a SpaceX capsule toward the International Space Station on a history-making liftoff that wowed observers. “Wow! It was a beautiful, beautiful launch,” Kathy Lueders, NASA’s associate administrator for space operations, said during a post-launch news conference today. “It never gets old.” … Read more

This Beautiful Reconstruction of a Stone Age Woman Feels Almost Like Time Travel

A Stone Age woman who lived 4,000 years ago is leaning on her walking stick and looking ahead as a spirited young boy bursts into a run, in a stunning life-size reconstruction now on display in Sweden. Although her likeness is new – it debuted last month in an exhibit about ancient people at Västernorrlands … Read more