The mystery of the Yellowstone Supervolcano is on the road to being solved. Scientists are hard at work to reveal the secrets of the vast subterranean systems that fuel the famous Old Faithful geyser, and other hydrothermal vents at Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park. Though a 'super-eruption' hasn’t occurred in 13,800 years, mapping out the area will allow scientists to better predict possible natural disasters. The last ‘super-eruption’ that took place resulted in the largest crater on earth.
After two decades of observation and collection of artworks, biologist Brandon Ballengée has now compiled exhibits to connect viewers and spectators with the current ecological paradigms, encouraging them to make a move for the environment.
A recent study of carnivorous animals foiund that those with large brains (relative to their body size) are better at solving problems than smaller-bodied individuals. Of the 140 animals tested, bears were the most successful at retrieving their favorite snacks from inside a secured metal box.