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Death Valley’s famous moving stones, caught in the act

Finally, the rocks of Racetrack Playa observed making their mysterious journeys.

Movement of Death Valley's "racetrack" rocks finally explained

3 days agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

Rocks of various heft – some weighing 600 pounds or more – leave trails that wiggle like snakes or form complete loops or even rectangles. The trails are cut sharply into the earth but no other tracks are visible.Theories over the decades...Show More Summary

This week in science: of mites and men

A mysterious sailing stone in Death Valley. How these boulders weighing up almost a thousand pounds move across the valley floor has confounded scientists and skeptics for decades. People have wondered about this odd mystery for years. Show More Summary

5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

A Death Valley mystery potentially solved and a strange revelation about Hello Kitty make the list: Death Valley's Moving Rock Puzzle Finally Cracked : For at least a century, the "slithering stones" of Death Valley—rocks, some of them boulders weighing more than 600 pounds, that move across the desert floor...

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Death Valley’s ‘Wandering Stones’

After 50 years, scientists have found the force behind a freaky phenomenon in Death Valley: rocks that seem to wander across the desert. Researchers recently recorded the first observation of

Mystery of the sailing stones of Death Valley solved – ‘climate change’ immediately blamed for no good reason

The discovery of the mechanism that causes “sailing stones” in Death Valley is actually a great example of observational science, it just too bad these scientists ruined the announcement by blaming “climate change” instead of the things that ACTUALLY drive the flooding of the playa, like regional weather patterns, the PDO, and ENSO. Watch the…

Scientists Solve Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks

Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have solved the mystery-phenomenon of Death Valley's moving rocks, which have for years moved across the desert on their own. TheoriesShow More Summary

Dog owner guilty of murder in 2013 mauling of woman in Antelope Valley

A dog owner was convicted Friday of second-degree murder in the mauling death last year of a woman who was attacked by four pit bills in the Antelope Valley town of Littlerock.

Lutz's Fisker-based WM Destino caught in Death Valley testing with changes

New spy shots make it look like Bob Lutz's idea to convert the Fisker Karma into a fire-breathing sports sedan called the Destino might not be vaporware after all. Two of them were recently spotted testing in Death Valley sporting changes...Show More Summary

AM Linkage: Landlords Who Nix Quake Fixes; Death Valley's Moving Rocks

· Some Oakland landlords forgo retrofitting thousands of quake-prone buildings · Survey: SF Beautiful wants to know what's wrong with your neighborhood · Quake forces blue-collar workers from red-tagged homes · What, exactly, are the boundaries of the East...

Scientists Believe They Have Uncovered the Mystery of Self-Moving Death Valley ‘Sailing Stones’

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A team of researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego believe they have uncovered the phenomenon behind the self-propelled “sailing stones” of Death Valley, which appear to move by themselves, leaving behind a trail in the dry river bed. In 2011, the team set up “the most boring experiment ever” to […]

The Mystery of the Death Valley Sailing Rocks Has Finally Been Solved

Remember those crazy rocks that were mysteriously sliding along the Death Valley floor when no one was watching? Someone finally caught the stones in action and we finally know what is making them move. Three scientists slapped 15 GPS-loaded rocks onto the

Mystery solved: 'Sailing stones' of Death Valley seen in action for the first time

Racetrack Playa is home to an enduring Death Valley mystery. Littered across the surface of this dry lake, also called a "playa," are hundreds of rocks -- some weighing as much as 320 kilograms (700 pounds) -- that seem to have been dragged across the ground, leaving synchronized trails that can stretch for hundreds of meters.

Researchers Use GPS Trackers to Solve Sailing Rock Mystery

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now...Show More Summary

Death Valley's 'Sailing Stones' Mystery Solved

The Racetrack Playa — a barren lakebed in Death Valley National Park — is home to one of the world’s natural wonders: “sailing stones” that mysteriously meander across the dried mud, leaving tracks in their wake. Since the 1940s, these rocks have fueled wonder and speculation because no one had seen them in action — until now.A team of U.S. Show More Summary

Engadget Daily: Apple's September 9th iPhone event, LG's G Watch R, and more!

Today, we take a look at the LG G Watch R, catch Schrödinger's cat, learn about Apple's next iPhone event, uncover the science behind the traveling stones of Death Valley, and more! Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours. ...

Solved: Mystery of Death Valley's "Sailing Stones"

5 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Scientists have now solved, through observation, the mystery of the "Sailing Stones" that travel across Death Valley's dry lakes. Read the rest

Solved: Mystery of Moving Stones in Death Valley

A group of scientists say they've figured out how the "sailing stones" glide along the desert floor on their own

Sailing Stones Secret Solved Satisfactorily

There are large stones in the Racetrack Playa, a flat dry lake (playa) above the northwestern side of Death Valley in California. Some weigh up to 700 pounds. Many of them have long trails behind them indicating that they’ve moved somehow. There are no footprints, tire tracks...

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