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The Black Death killed between 75 and 125 million people. It was the single worst known plague in the history of civilization. Discover the 20 deadliest pandemics and epidemics of all time.
The Roaring Forties are extremely powerful westerly winds that blow in the Southern Hemisphere between latitudes 40° and 50°.
Lightning is a natural electrical discharge created by imbalances between a cumulonimbus cloud and the ground or within itself.
Ocean Ramsey is a marine biologist, professional freediver and scuba instructor, marine and shark conservationist.
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Earthquakes are the deadliest and most damaging natural disasters in the world. But why do they happen, and what caused the planet to shake violently?
  • Have you ever felt that you are stuck and boxed in on an island and want to move away to the mainland? Here's what you should know about island fever.