As science gets more advanced, we realise how interconnected our world is. The smallest things can have the biggest impacts. For instance, researchers are today looking at how the sand that every year is blown from Africa through the Atlantic, is actually impacting the number of hurricanes that end up hitting the East coast of the US. Turns out, the small grains of sand ‘pierce’ through the air currents, which are growing hurricanes, absorbing the moisture and consequently cutting off the ‘fuel’ that would allow the hurricane to grow.

That starts to give you an appreciation of the big picture…

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