Potato blight caused the massive 19th century Irish Potato famine and recent research shows that the organism continues to threaten potato and tomato crops today.
It’s almost a century since the largest volcanic eruption in historic time. Tambora, in Indonesia, created so much pollution that it caused temporary global cooling – the so-called ‘year without a summer.’
Fifty years after the second largest earthquake, a look at past events indicates that magnitude isn’t the only thing that makes an earth tremor significant.
The history of the Middle East is punctuated by natural disaster. What evidence is there that major destruction, such as the Battle of Jericho and the Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, was associated with seismic activity?
Pi: The ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, approximately 3.14. We celebrate the famous ratio on March 14.