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Irina Kitiashvili with the NASA Solar Cycle 25 Forecast

Next solar cycle - Solar Cycle 25 - is expected to be the lowest in 200 years. The forecast for the next solar cycle says it will be the weakest of the last 200 years. The maximum of this next cycle – measured in terms of sunspot number, a standard measure of...

June 26, 2019

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Scientists invent new computer memory, expect it to solve the digital technology energy crisis

A new type of computer memory, dubbed as universal computer memory, which could solve the digital technology energy crisis has been invented and patented by scientists from Lancaster University in the UK. The electronic memory device is said to transform daily life...

June 23, 2019

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Scientists find largest meteorite impact crater in the British Isles

Researchers have located the epicenter of an ancient meteorite impact along the Scottish coast, the largest impact in the British Isles. In a paper published in Journal of the Geological Society, a team led by Dr. Ken Amor from the Department of Earth Sciences at...

June 11, 2019

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Study determines Tatun Volcano and Guishan Island are active volcanoes, Taiwan

A long-term study carried out by Academia Sinica's Institute of Earth Sciences research team determined that Tatun group, north of Taipei City, and Guishan Island are active volcanoes. Assisted by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the team set up the...

June 10, 2019

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Seismic unrest, high content of melts and fluids detected under long-dormant Udina volcano, Russia

Scientists are recording increased seismicity beneath the long-dormant Udina volcano since December 2017. Observed activity may indicate the presence of magma intrusions with a high content of melts and fluids, which may justify changing the current status of this...

June 06, 2019

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Cerro Blanco eruption among the largest in last 11 700 years, comparable to massive Santorini eruption

Cerro Blanco Volcanic Complex, located in the south of the Altiplano-Puna plateau, erupted around 4 200 years ago in one of the largest eruptions of the last 5 000 years in the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes. In addition, the estimated volume of ejected ash...

May 21, 2019

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Oceanic plate next to Portugal seems to be peeling apart, creating a new supercontinent

A new study suggests that the oceanic plate next to Portugal could be peeling apart in a process that may result in the disappearance of the Atlantic Ocean and the creation of a new supercontinent. On November 1, 1755, a giant 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the...

May 11, 2019

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Detailed stratigraphy of massive Tierra Blanca Joven eruption, one the worst volcanic catastrophes in Central America

The Ilopango caldera is the source of the large volcanic eruption known as 'Tierra Blanca Joven' (TBJ) that occurred between ca. AD270 and AD535. According to new research published recently in Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, this event...

May 09, 2019

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Large-scale pre-historic Campi Flegrei eruption identified, reducing recurrence interval - Naples, Italy

University of Oxford researchers have traced the origin of a large-scale pre-historic eruption that blanketed the Mediterranean region in ash 29 000 years ago to Campi Flegrei volcano, located near the city of Naples, Italy (population 970 000). The research...

April 30, 2019

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Almost 2 million previously unidentified earthquakes in Southern California

Caltech seismologists have identified nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that occurred between 2008 and 2017 in Southern California, expanding the region's earthquake catalog by a factor of 10. Their efforts, published online by the...

April 23, 2019

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Where to go and how to survive the next pole shift and ice age

Video series 4, Part 5B, covers where to go to survive the next Polar Reversal and Ice Age. It also covers the 50 years before the reversal, what happens during the reversal and the years after the geomagnetic reversal and Nova. This information will give you and...

April 14, 2019

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When will the next pole shift and solar nova occur

Douglas Vogt of Diehold Foundation presents his research about the timing of the next Polar Reversal (Geomagnetic Reversal) and Nova. He presents 11 reasons why he believes the Reversal will occur in 2046. "I present this information because I want some people...

April 14, 2019

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Greenland's fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier is growing again

A new NASA research shows that Jakobshavn Glacier, which has been Greenland's fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier for the last 20 years is now flowing more slowly, thickening, and advancing toward the ocean instead of retreating farther inland. The...

March 26, 2019

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Evidence for an extreme solar proton event around 660 BC

An increasing amount of research indicates that solar storms can be even more powerful than measurements have shown so far via direct observations. Researchers believe that society is not sufficiently prepared if a similar event were to happen now. The researchers...

March 12, 2019

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Study: Aleutian tsunamis occur more frequently than previously thought

A new study published recently in Geological Society of America Bulletin suggests Aleutian tsunamis occur more frequently than previously thought. The new findings indicate that the recurrence interval for large tsunamis generated in the eastern Aleutians ranges...

March 07, 2019

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Second meteorite impact crater found under Greenland ice

A new study published this week in AGU's Geophysical Research Letters suggests a second meteorite impact crater was found deep under ice in northwestern Greenland. The discovery comes just several months after scientists identified another similar crater beneath...

February 14, 2019

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Extratropical volcanoes more efficient than tropical in terms of hemispheric cooling

An international study published this week in Nature Geoscience argues that explosive extratropical volcanic eruptions, those taking place in mid and high latitudes, have a much stronger influence on climate than was previously assumed. In recent decades,...

January 31, 2019