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Analysis: 463 non-seismic fatal landslides caused 3 270 deaths in 2019

In an analysis of the landslide database for 2019 by Dr. Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sheffield-- it was shown that 463 non-seismic fatal landslides occurred last year, causing 3 270 deaths. Given the number of deadly landslides, 2019 is the...

March 25, 2020

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Earth's early magnetic field may have been produced by its mantle, not core

A new study published in Earth and Planetary Science letters supports the concept that the Earth's early magnetic field was generated by its mantle, not its core. A new study conducted by researchers Dave Stegman, Leah Ziegler, and Nicolas Blanc provided more...

March 15, 2020

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Study reveals ice ages over the last million years ended when the tilt angle of the Earth's axis was approaching higher values

A new study published recently in Science reveals that ice ages over the last million years ended when the tilt angle of the Earth's axis was approaching higher values. During these periods, longer and more intense summers caused the huge ice sheets to melt in...

March 15, 2020

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Evidence shows humans in northern India survived Mount Toba supervolcano eruption 74 000 years ago

Archaeologists discovered evidence suggesting that humans in India have survived the catastrophic Toba supervolcano eruption in Indonesia 74 000 years ago. After studying stone tools unearthed in northern India, researchers found a continuous occupation, showing...

March 15, 2020

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Study reveals Earth days were half an hour shorter, years lasted 372 days 70 million years ago

A study of an ancient fossil mollusk shell from the Late Cretaceous revealed that the Earth had days half an hour shorter 70 million years ago. The planet rotated 372 times per year during that period, compared to the 365 to 366 days in the present. The prehistoric...

March 15, 2020

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Nearly 140 new minor planets discovered in the outer solar system

Researchers identified almost 140 new minor planets in the outer solar system after searching through information collected by the Dark Energy Survey (DES)-- a project investigating the dynamics of the expansion of the universe through mapping the southern sky. DES...

March 15, 2020

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Aboriginal myth of volcanic eruption at Budj Bim 37 000 years ago based on real geological event

According to a myth told by the Aborigines of southeastern Australia passed down for generations for 37 000 years now, an ancestral-creator being transformed into a volcano now known as Mount Eccles or the extinct Budj Bim. New scientific evidence indicates that...

March 12, 2020

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Astronomers accidentally discover rare eclipse of two brown dwarfs

An international team of astronomers searching for potentially habitable alien planets made an accidental discovery of two brown dwarfs eclipsing each other. The astronomers were working on a project called the Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars...

March 11, 2020

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Study reveals Earth and Moon aren't made of same stuff, challenging prevailing theory of how the Moon formed

A new study conducted by scientists at the University of New Mexico (UNM) revealed that the Earth and Moon have different oxygen isotopes compositions and are therefore not identical in oxygen as previously believed. Researchers said the findings challenge present...

March 11, 2020

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Amateur astronomers discover new type of rare, pulsating star

An unusual tear-drop shaped star that only pulsates on one side has been discovered by amateur astronomers, who saw the anomaly in data taken by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). It is reportedly the first of its kind, and scientists are...

March 09, 2020

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Researchers find more evidence of catastrophic cosmic impact 12 800 years ago

A group of researchers discovered more evidence of a catastrophic cosmic impact around 12 800 years ago that possibly caused the total destruction of Abu Hureyra in Syria. The site is believed to be one of the first towns on Earth where hunter-gatherers and nomads...

March 09, 2020

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Amazon's 2019 burned area trends similar to past 18 years

A detailed study using information from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) revealed that while there was a small increase of fires in the Amazon in 2019 compared to 2018; the blazes parallel the average yearly number over the...

March 09, 2020

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ESO study looks into impact of mega satellite constellations on space observations

A new study commissioned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) evaluated the effects of mega-constellations on astronomical observations and scientific research as astronomers recently expressed concerns over its impact. The research considered a total of 18...

March 08, 2020

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First detailed images reveal violent history of asteroid 2 Pallas

Researchers reporting in Nature Astronomy revealed first detailed images of asteroid 2 Pallas, including its heavily cratered surface. Pallas has a diameter of about 513 km (318 miles), which is roughly 15 percent of the moon's diameter. It is the third-largest...

March 07, 2020

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More than 60 percent of mangroves deforested over the past 20 years, Myanmar

A new study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) indicated that mangrove deforestation rates in Myanmar greatly surpassed previous estimates, as more than 60 percent of the forest had been converted to other uses in the last 20 years....

March 05, 2020

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China's lunar rover reveals underground secrets of the Moon's farside

A new study conducted by a research team at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) has revealed new secrets below the surface of the Moon's farside through the spacecraft Chang'E-4 and its rover Yutu-2....

March 01, 2020

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MIT presents framework for planning and assessing multi-spacecraft asteroid deflection campaigns

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a system that could identify the best possible method to deflect an asteroid long before the situation becomes worse. The team, led by former MIT graduate student Sung Wook Paek...

February 27, 2020