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Earth's seasonal gyration mass motion detected for the first time

A new research, performed by the scientist from the University of Newcastle (UON) suggests the Australian continent gyrates in response to seasonal mass change across the globe. This is the first time such a discovery has been made and it is expected to have a...

November 26, 2016

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San Francisco Millennium Tower sinking 5 cm (2 inches) per year

According to new data gathered by the Sentinel-1 satellites, the Millennium Tower skyscraper, San Francisco, appears to be sinking at a rate of a few centimeters per year. This and similar studies are aiming at improving the quality of monitoring of the urban ground...

November 25, 2016

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4000% increase in Oklahoma earthquakes induced by fluid injection

A record number of 907 earthquakes of magnitude greater or equal to 3.0 was reported in Oklahoma during 2015. A new study investigated the relationship between seismic activity and wastewater injection in the hope of aiding the regulators in reducing a risk of...

November 23, 2016

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Ice accumulations tilt Pluto and rearrange its surface

New research suggests the Sputnik Planitia basin on Pluto may have assumed its current location because of the change in the spin of the dwarf planet. The Sputnik Planitia is a 1 000 km (621.4 miles) wide basin situated in the heart-shaped region of the Pluto's...

November 18, 2016

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New insight into Earth's magnetic field

NASA's new observations of the Earth's magnetic field indicate that its foreshock region is capable of accelerating electrons to almost the speed of light. Earth's magnetic field deflects the incoming charged particles from the Sun. In regions outside...

November 15, 2016

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Huge magmatic lake lurking under dormant Bolivian volcano

An international team of scientists discovered a massive magmatic lake, lying 15 km (9.32 miles) below the Cerro Uturuncu dormant volcano in Bolivia. According to Jon Blundy, a professor from the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, despite no...

November 09, 2016

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Physicists calculate the mass of dark matter

A team of scientists from Germany and Hungary used a supercomputer simulation to predict the mass of axions particles, promising candidates for dark matter. The dark matter is an invisible matter, the existence of which has so far manifested only through its...

November 09, 2016

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Troposphere ozone pollution highest near the equator

A new research, conducted by the University of North Carolina (UNC), shows the pollution emissions are increasing in the area close to the equator where they produce a much greater impact on the ozone formation. The air pollution across the globe has increased since...

November 08, 2016

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Study claims new 'Little Ice Age' already underway

The Head of Space Research Laboratory at the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov, announced the new Little Ice Age started at the end of 2015. According to the new research, our Sun has been in the...

November 02, 2016

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Another strong earthquake likely to occur in Italy over the coming years

Recent series of strong earthquakes in central Italy has prompted the scientists to examine whether the seismicity of the region has increased. Several studies, conducted over the last couple of years, indicate the active parts of the fault may still trigger strong...

November 02, 2016

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Scientists discover why satellites black out over equator

ESA's Swarm satellite trio has discovered why GPS navigation systems on low-orbiting satellites sometimes black out when they fly over the equator between Africa and South America. Swarm itself has experienced this anomaly numerous times before its scientists...

November 01, 2016

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More bursts of frigid air as Arctic polar vortex shifts

A new research suggests that North America will experience more outbursts of frigid air in February and March as the wintertime Arctic stratospheric polar vortex continues its persistent shift toward the Eurasian continent. For parts of Europe and Asia, it would...

October 29, 2016

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Himalayas produce major quakes along its entire arc

The main fault responsible for the creation of Himalayan mountains is capable of producing major, highly destructive earthquakes along its entire arc, a new geological research shows after analysis of the previously unstudied portion of the fault in the country...

October 28, 2016

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Potential M7.6 earthquake in Istanbul, study

A potentially large earthquake of M7.6 may hit Istanbul in due course, according to the new study led by Xavier Le Pichon, a french geophysicist. A study based on data collected aboard the French research ship Le Suroit after the 1999 Gölcük earthquake...

October 27, 2016

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USGS links wastewater disposal to M5.1 Oklahoma earthquake of February 2016

The new USGS study indicates the M5.1 Oklahoma earthquake from February 2016, was likely induced by distant wastewater disposal wells. The M5.1 earthquake was the third largest earthquake in the recent Oklahoma history. It occurred on February 13, about 32 km (20...

October 26, 2016

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Mysterious waves in the Antarctic atmosphere triggered by ice shelf vibrations

According to the new research, the ripples and undulations in the atmosphere above Antarctica are most likely induced by the low-frequency vibrations of the Ross Ice Shelf, the largest ice shelf in the world, extending over half a million square kilometers (188 000...

October 25, 2016

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Huge magma body uplifting the Altiplano-Puna plateau, central Andes

In a new study of the central Andes topography, the scientists used remote sensing data and topographic modeling to discover a huge dome in the Altiplano-Puna plateau, Earth's second highest continental plateau. The research showed that the uplifting of the...

October 25, 2016