A Widening 80 Mile Crack Is Threatening One Of Antarctica’s Biggest Ice Shelves
A calving event at the Larsen C ice shelf could create a floating ice island the size of Delaware.
Organisms might be quantum machines
Few of us really understand the weird world of quantum physics – but our bodies might take advantage of quantum properties
Earth's Magnetic Field Is Collapsing, Scientists Say Our Planet's Poles Are About To Flip
According to scientists, Earth's magnetic field is collapsing and our planet's poles are about to flip which could cause catastrophic events on our planet.
Earth's Core Is Two-And-A-Half Years Younger Than Its Crust
We have long known that gravity makes the Earth's centre age more slowly than its surface – but the effect is much more pronounced than once thought
Phase Of The Moon Affects Amount Of Rainfall
New University of Washington research to be published in Geophysical Research Letters shows that the lunar forces affect the amount of rain - though very slightly. "As far as I know, this is the first...
Italy's Etna Unleashes A Short But Spectacular Eruption
AFTER WHAT HAS been a quiet 2015, Etna saw one of its first paroxysms of the year. Over the last few weeks, the Voragina crater on Etna has been restless, with low level Strombolian activity that was ...
Earth Not Due For A Geomagnetic Flip In The Near Future
The intensity of Earth’s geomagnetic field has been dropping for the past 200 years, at a rate that some scientists suspect may cause the field to bottom out in 2,000 years, temporarily leaving the pl...
Scientists Map Source Of Northwest’s Next Big Quake
A new report from five members of the mapping team describes how the movement of the ocean-bottom Juan de Fuca plate is connected to the flow of the mantle 150 kilometers (100 miles) underground, whic...
Unexpected Role Of Electrons In Creating Pulsating Auroras
Researchers have uncovered evidence for an unexpected role that electrons have in creating the dancing auroras. Thanks to a lucky conjunction of two satellites, a ground-based array of all-sky cameras...
Scientists Find Evidence Of An 800 Foot MEGATSUNAMI Caused By A Collapsing Volcano
Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands (pictured) have found evidence of a megatsunami that dwarfs anything humans have ever seen. They say the sudden collapse of a volcano aroun...
Solving The Problem Of Sea Ice Thickness Distribution Using Molecular Concepts
Yale University scientists have answered a 40-year-old question about Arctic ice thickness by treating the ice floes of the frozen seas like colliding molecules in a fluid or gas. Although today’s hig...
World's Longest Continental Volcano Chain In Australia
Scientists have discovered the world's longest known chain of continental volcanoes, running 2,000 kilometres across Australia, from the Whitsundays in North Queensland to near Melbourne in central Vi...
UCI, NASA Researchers Find Link Between Amazon Fire Risk, Devastating Hurricanes
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North A...
Yale Team Sheds Light On Century-Old Biochemical Mystery
Given plenty of glucose and oxygen, yeast and cancer cells do not burn it all to produce energy but convert much of it to the byproducts ethanol and lactate, respectively. In the 1920s Nobel laureate ...
Earth Magnetic Field Is Older Than Previously Thought
The Earth's magnetic field, which shields the atmosphere from harmful radiation, is at least four billion years old, according to scientists. This is 550 million years older than it was previously bel...
Quantum Technology Probes Ultimate Limits Of Vision
An experiment to test the limits of human vision has provided the strongest evidence yet that our eyes can sense flashes of light as feeble as three photons. The study, which involves firing photons i...
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