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hydrothermal chimneys may 5 2020

More than 500 new hydrothermal chimneys found on seafloor off Pacific Northwest

Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered more than 500 towering hydrothermal chimneys on the seafloor off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, in an area known as the Endeavor Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Research on the...

May 06, 2020

insects may 4 2020

Global study reveals declines in terrestrial but increases in freshwater insect abundances

A study by an international team of researchers found considerable variation in trends even among adjacent sites but an average decline of terrestrial insect abundance by ~9% per decade and an increase of freshwater insect abundance by ~11% per decade. This study...

May 05, 2020

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Study shows ground may start 'wobbling' months prior to a giant earthquake

A new study by an international team of geoscientists shows that a strange reversal of ground motion occurred prior to two of the biggest earthquakes in history-- the M8.8 great Maule quake in 2010 and the M9 Tohoku-Oki quake in 2011, which triggered a catastrophic...

April 30, 2020

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New study suggests laws of nature not as constant as previously believed

A study by researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) suggests that the laws of nature are not as constant as previously assumed-- it may break down at the edge of the universe, making it possible to slightly bend the laws of the universe. In the...

April 29, 2020

sleeping supervolcano april 24 2020

Researchers take pulse of sleeping supervolcano with magma molten for millions of years

Uppsala University researchers discovered how a supervolcano in the Andes-- on the border with Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia-- holds molten magma for millions of years without fully solidifying or erupting. "Huge volcanic eruptions from so-called supervolcanoes...

April 29, 2020

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Study helps explain why solar wind is hotter than expected when it reaches Earth

In a new study, physicists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison help explain why the solar wind's temperature becomes 10 times larger than expected when it reaches the Earth. Previously, researchers thought the solar wind has to cool down very rapidly as it...

April 24, 2020

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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

UM researchers working on tornado detection april 16 2020

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

sun threads april 9 2020

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

lost continent march 25 2020

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

uranus voyager 2 reeseach march 27 2020

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