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‘Snapshot’ of the main magnetic field at Earth’s surface as of June 2014 based on Swarm data. The measurements are dominated by the magnetic contribution from Earth’s core (about 95%) while the contributions from other sources (the mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere) make up the rest. Red represents areas where the magnetic field is stronger, while blues show areas where it is weaker. Source: ESA/DTU Space

Hundreds of Thousands of Bats Emerge at the Owl-hoot

This video shows just what it looks like when hundreds of thousands of bats emerge at the owl-hoot from their cave.

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Mercator's 1606 map of the North Pole. Mercator believed the North Pole to be a large magnetic black rock, the Rupes Nigra. Mercator wrote to Englishman John Dee, "In the midst of the four countries is a Whirl-pool, into which there empty these four indrawing Seas which divide the North. And the water rushes round and descends into the Earth just as if one were pouring it through a filter funnel. It is four degrees wide on every side of the Pole, that is to say eight degrees altogether. Except that right under the Pole there lies a bare Rock in the midst of the Sea. Its circumference is almost 33 French miles, and it is all of magnetic Stone."

This Oikofugic Dog Rides the Bus All By Herself

Eclipse is an oikofugic dog that love to ride the bus by herself to her favorite dog park.