- Popular Science - Kat Eschner
The fossilized insects are a rare find for paleontologists. Fossils can tell scientists a lot about prehistoric life, but they can’t say everything. When it comes to understanding our animal and plant...
You might think the most disturbing part of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other towns was that the people living there had no warning. If they had better technology, or even saw a bit of smoke or a stream of lava, they might have realized what was going on and been able to escape in time. It's the inevitability of the deaths of thousands of people that seems so tragic; like it's ridiculously unfair they weren't given a fighting chance.