When he wasn’t envisioning space cannons and figuring out what holds the universe together, Isaac Newton applied his considerable intellect to other problems — possibly including ways to keep the cat from scratching on the door.
Born the son of an uneducated farmer, Newton died a true polymath — a celebrated master of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and theology. His many inventions, discoveries, and harebrained notions provide a glimpse into a legendary mind. Here are our 10 favorites.
Major Glacier Calving Captured In Time-lapse Video
Researchers from Swansea University in the United Kingdom working near Greenland’s Helheim Glacier spotted a spectacular calving event on July 12, 2010. They captured the glacier dropping icebergs into the fjord in this time-lapse video.
A supercell is a thunderstorm that is characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft. For this reason, these storms are sometimes referred to as rotating thunderstorms. [**]