(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) About 70,000 years ago, when the human species was already on Earth, a small reddish star approached our solar system and gravitationally disturbed comets and asteroids. Astronomers...Show More Summary
Trapped in the rigid structure of diamonds formed deep in the Earth’s crust, scientists have discovered a form of water ice that was not previously known to occur naturally on our planet. The finding, published Thursday in Science, represents the first detection of naturally occurring ice-VII ever...
How has the Earth evolved, and what's in store for the future? It's a sticky question that has graduate student Loes van Dam covered in corn syrup by the end of a day in the lab.
Whenever I post something here at ImaGeo involving climate change, it's a good bet that I'll get a spectrum of critical responses in the comments section. These range from skepticism about the urgency of the problem to outright dismissal...Show More Summary
From Antarctica to the Arctic; from polar caps, permafrost and glaciers to ocean-rafted sea ice; and from burly bears to cold-loving microbes, fascinating science is found in every nook and crevasse of Earth’s cryosphere, and new findings are announced often. Here are a few of the latest updates.
Everything Dinosaur Helping to Honour Female Scientists With International Women's Day having been very much in the news this week, Everything Dinosaur is taking this opportunity to honour two female pioneers in the Earth sciences, both called Mary. Today, March 9th, is the anniversary of the death of Mary Anning, the famous amateur fossil collector
"Baffling!" --Hubble Space Telescope "Reveals Something Unexpected at Work in the Universe" "Planet Earth Report" --The Race Against Time to Save One of the Great, Ancient African Civilizations Strange Mystery Star Orbiting Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole --"Does It Defy...
It was 1945, and science fiction writer Ray Palmer was working as the editor of a popular pulp fiction magazine called Amazing Stories. A diminutive fellow with a hunchback, Palmer had suffered a near-crippling accident early in life that broke his spine, and the resulting unsuccessful surgery stunted his growth. Thus, at the age of 35,... Read more »
The interplay between surface-water salinity and climate change in Central New York is the subject of a recent paper by researchers in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences. Kristina Gutchess, a Ph.D. candidate in EarthShow More Summary
By now you should be more than aware of how bad the… er… climate situation is on Earth. If you’re not: humanity is attacking itself and the only home it has. This by […] The post Science Confirms That Antarctica is Screwed — And So Are We appeared first on Geek.com.
"This is not a new discovery," said Mark Bonta, assistant teaching professor of earth sciences at Penn State Altoona, when asked about the firehawks.
What's it really like to gaze at Earth from space? Does an offworld view of the Pale Blue Dot shift your perspective forever? For the cover story in the new issue of National Geographic, talented science writer Nadia Drake talks to astronauts about how the rarified experience of seeing our planet from space changed them forever. Show More Summary
(University of Kansas) Research published in Science today overturns a long-held assumption that Przewalski's horses, native to the Eurasian steppes, are the last wild horse species on Earth
Meditate on the beauty of our home. From Seán Doran: Orbit is a real time reconstruction of time lapse photography taken on board the International Space Station by NASA’s Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit. The structure of the film...Show More Summary
We have known for decades that global climate change is one of the greatest impending threats to human survival on Earth. But, as the science has become more and more precise, and an […] The post Better Science is Allowing Cities and Counties to Sue Oil Companies for Disasters appeared first on Geek.com.
(European Geosciences Union) The program for the 2018 EGU General Assembly is now online. At the meeting, with over 14,000 scientists, journalists can hear about the latest research in the Earth and space sciences. The conference (8-13 April in Vienna, Austria) features debates on low-risk geoengineering and on threats for life on Earth. Show More Summary
(Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences ) Sound waves generated by burbling lakes of lava atop some volcanoes point to greater odds of magmatic outbursts. This finding could provide advance warning to people who live near active volcanoes.
Make this full screen, turn up the sound, and chillax: Meditate on the beauty of our home. Orbit is a real time reconstruction of time lapse photography taken on board the International Space Station by NASA’s Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit. Show More Summary
(Clemson University) Dust that blew into the North Pacific Ocean could help explain why the Earth's climate cooled 2.7 million years ago, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.
Dust that blew into the North Pacific Ocean could help explain why the Earth's climate cooled 2.7 million years ago, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.