Yellowstone National Park’s famous Old Faithful geyser is famously reliable, firing a jet of scalding water and steam high into the air some 17 times a day at 60 to 110-minute intervals.
But new research suggests that 800 years ago a severe drought caused this geyser, which was once somewhat hyperbolically known as “Eternity’s Timepiece,” to stop erupting altogether for many decades, reports Colin Barras for Science. When taken with climate model predictions of increasingly severe droughts, the findings could mean that America’s most dependable geyser will erupt less often or stop completely in the future.
Researchers arrived at the new findings, published last week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, by studying 13 chunks of petrified wood found on Old Faithful’s mound. Trees can’t survive the geyser’s blasts of super-heated, alkaline water, so finding trees growing on Old Faithful’s mound is a sign that its regularly scheduled
Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford were two of the biggest names in the modeling world in the ’90s and they remain prominent figures today. Soon, fans will be able to re-live some of their most career-defining moments both on and off the runway.
“The Supermodels,” a new docuseries set to stream on Apple TV+, will chart the unprecedented careers of Campbell, Crawford and their contemporaries Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington who are all regarded as the original “supers,” who helped pave the way for a number of other successful models.
“We hope our journey seen in the docuseries will encourage, motivate and inspire young people around the world,” said Campbell in a post on Instagram. In a similar post, Crawford said she is “excited to reunite with my friends” and explore “the way supermodels transcended the traditional perceptions and limits of modeling.”