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USF marine scientists complete first Gulf-wide survey of oil pollution 10 years after Deepwater Horizon disaster

Marine scientists at the University of South Flordia (USF) have concluded the first Gulf of Mexico-wide survey of oil pollution 10 years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster-- the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. On April 20, 2010,...

April 24, 2020

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Digital Unified Global Geologic Map of the Moon

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute, has released the Unified Geologic Map of the Moon-- the first time the entire lunar surface has been completely mapped. "People have always been fascinated...

April 21, 2020

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Using infrasonic signals to detect and track tornadoes

Researchers from the University of Mississippi are using an array of 12 infrasound sensors positioned across a pasture north of Huntsville in an effort to improve tornado warning methods. Each sensor includes a 12-volt marine battery, cabling, domed windscreen,...

April 19, 2020

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Large earthquakes follow 'Devil's Staircase' mathematical pattern

According to a new study published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, the occurrence of large shallow earthquakes worldwide follows a mathematical pattern called the Devil's Staircase, wherein clusters of seismic events are separated by...

April 19, 2020

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Astronomers detect the brightest and most powerful supernova ever

Astronomers have detected the brightest and most powerful supernova ever-- the explosion was so massive that it was previously thought to be impossible. The SN2016aps supernova, which was observed by the PanSTARRS Survey for Transients on February 22, 2016, in a...

April 15, 2020

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New high-resolution images of the Sun unveil incredibly fine magnetic threads filled with million-degree plasma

Researchers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center revealed the highest-ever resolution images of the Sun featuring its outer layer of incredibly fine magnetic threads filled with extremely hot,...

April 14, 2020

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Extreme rainfall days in metropolitan Sao Paulo increased four times in 70 years, Brazil

Researchers at the National Disaster Surveillance and Early Warning Center (CEMADEN) have revealed that the extreme rainfall days in metropolitan Sao Paulo in Brazil have increased four-fold in 70 years. The study also showed a rise in the number of consecutive dry...

April 09, 2020

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Geologists discover fragment of ancient lost continent off the coast of Canada

Geologists have found a remnant of an ancient lost continent off the coast of Baffin Island in Canada. After studying the samples, the team of scientists identified a fragment of the North Atlantic Craton-- an ancient continental crust from millions of years ago...

April 02, 2020

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Rainforests once existed in Antarctica

An international team of researchers found evidence that rainforests once existed in West Antarctica. The mid-Cretaceous time period, from circa 115 million to 80 million years ago, is considered the warmest period in the past 140 million years. Sea surface...

April 01, 2020

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Voyager 2 data from 34 years ago reveal one more secret about Uranus

Scientists reinspecting 34-year-old data from NASA's Voyager 2 have discovered one more secret about Uranus-- something appears to have been pulling the ice-cold planet's atmosphere out into space. On January 24, 2986, the Voyager 2 spacecraft flew within 81...

March 29, 2020

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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