Clouds are made up of air and water. When light passes through a cloud, the water droplets scatter the light reflected from the sun. (Photo: PxHere)

Why Are Clouds White?

We “see” color based on what wavelength of light is being reflected off objects and into our eyes. Therefore, the answer to the question “Why are clouds white?” lies in how different-sized particles scatter the light that passes through clouds.

The USS Maine was a United States battleship that sank in Havana Harbor in February 1898, resulting in a US offensive that led to the Spanish–American War. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/National Museum of the US Navy)

Remember The Maine, To Hell With Spain!

Controversy still surrounds the explosion and sinking of the USS Maine in 1898, which signalled US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence with the rallying cry “Remember The Maine!”


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The bird eating spider is found in northern South America. (Photo: Needpix.com/Michael Stirling)

Theraphosa blondi: The Bird Eating Spider

The bird eating spider, also known as the Goliath birdeater, is the largest spider on the planet. Despite its name, however, it rarely preys on birds, preferring small rodents, amphibians, and insects instead.

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