FAQ about our nature: rivers, mountains, lakes and seas

This section of our site deals with nature related questions: highest mountains, deepest lakes and saltiest seas on our beautiful and lonely planet.

Are viruses a form of life? The simple answer!
Since the outbreak of 2020 pandemic many people are wondering whether the viruses are alive, and the answer is: somewhat.
Posted on December 7, 2020

Why do the earthquakes happen? Here is the simple answer!
The cause for the earthquakes that occur on our planet is the persisting motion of lithospheric plates under the continents.
Posted on December 6, 2020

What is the Butterfly Effect? Here is a simple explanation!
If you make a small change to a complex system, the consequence could be quite chaotic.
Posted on December 3, 2020

What is the composition of air? Here is the answer!
The air in our planet's atmosphere contains not only oxygen.
Posted on December 2, 2020

Why do we see the stars only at night? Do they disappear in the daytime?
The stars do not disappear or turn themselves off during the daytime.
Posted on December 1, 2020

Which animals hibernate in winters? Spoiler: not only bears.
Hibernation is a special "sleepy" state that allows animals to survive during a cold winter, when there is not enough food around.
Posted on November 15, 2020

Why does the Moon have phases?
The Moon is constantly rotating around the Earth, while the Earth is orbiting the Sun.
Posted on November 14, 2020

Why does the Sun turn red during sunsets?
The light emitted by our wonderful star is absolutely white, but what gives it color is the air it passes through when it reaches our eyes.
Posted on November 11, 2020

Why does the Moon look like a disk rather than a ball?
The reason why the moon looks totally flat while being a ball shaped object, is its color.
Posted on November 3, 2020

Full moon in 2020 and 2021: when will it happen? Exact times and dates
The full moon is a special moon phase when we see the full moon disc from Earth.
Posted on October 29, 2020

Why winter days are shorter and summer days are longer?
The reason why winter days are much shorter is the tilt of the Earth's axis to its orbiting plane.
Posted on October 11, 2020

Which is the highest mountain in the US?
America doesn't host the highest mountain in the World, but still it is home for some really high mountains that exceed 15 thousand feet.
Posted on September 16, 2020

Which is the longest river in the World?
A really long river can be a thousand miles long.
Posted on September 9, 2020

Which is the deepest freshwater lake in the World?
You probably know that a decent freshwater lake can be half a mile deep or even deeper.
Posted on September 7, 2020

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