Mike Beranek

16 Added | 3 Magazines | 1 Follower | @MikeBeranek | Keep up with Mike Beranek on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mike Beranek”

Here's What the Big Bang Sounded Like

In the beginning, there was a righteous bass.<p>So says physicist John Cramer, who has not only found evidence of the sound created during the Big Bang, …

"The Universe is Not Expanding" --A Radical Alternative to Big Bang Cosmology

In his 2013 paper: <i>A Universe Without Expansion</i>, Wettrich discusses a cosmological model "where the universe shrinks rather than expands during the …

A Treetop Vacation House in the Tropical Rainforest

Here’s a novel approach to building in a rainforest-covered site from architects Bernardes + Jacobsen.<p>The house is 60 feet in the air, built on a …

House Design

Giving the Amazon rainforest back to the Awa tribe

<b>Logging in the Brazilian Amazon has had a devastating effect on the rainforest and its indigenous people. However, a new operation by the army, air force and military police is designed to save an endangered tribe - by keeping loggers off their land.</b><p>It took Pira'I two small steps to get up into the …

Brazil

Grazia

Dying to save the Amazonian rainforest

An environmental campaigner is killed every week in Brazil. Jonathan Watts and Karina Vieira travel to Lábrea in the heart of the Amazon to meet the people risking their lives<p>No one could accuse Nilcilene Miguel de Lima of being easily afraid. When loggers beat her and burned down her home in …

How Two 9 Year-Old Girls Saved the Rainforest of Costa Rica

While exploring the area around Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park, we noticed a rope strung across the road.<p>Curious, we started to pay closer attention and found that they were all over the place, tons of them.<p>We wondered what was up, and the answer was a bit surprising, most of the ropes …

Rainforest Connection's Solar-Powered Smartphones Catch Illegal Loggers and Poachers

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) has just launched a Kickstarter campaign that aims to protect some of the world’s most endangered rainforests using …

Biodiversity

10 animals found in the rainforest

Right at home<p>No terrestrial ecosystems on Earth are as essential as the rainforests. As many as 50-75 percent of all the species on Earth are …

Rainforests

Did All of Earth's Water Originally Come From Outer Space?

A comet carrying enough water to fill a small lake broke apart near the sun in 2000. It was a great surprise, providing astronomers with the first …

Astronomy

Registrant WHOIS contact information verification

North America Geologic History Revised In New 'Subduction Zone' Study

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer<p>Published: 04/03/2013 02:18 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>It's time to redraw the map of the world during the reign of the dinosaurs, two scientists say.<p>Picture the U.S. West Coast as a tortured tectonic boundary, similar to Australia and Southeast Asia today. …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Earth Science