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Volcano on Bali erupts, briefly disrupting flights (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Bali's airport has returned to normal operations after some flights were canceled on Friday night following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano that spread ash over the south of the Indonesian... more
Rare volcanic rocks lift lid on dangers of little-studied eruptions  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Unusual rocks discovered on a remote mountainside have alerted scientists to the dangers posed by a little-studied type of volcano. more
Aftershocks of 1959 earthquake rocked Yellowstone in 2017-18  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
A swarm of more than 3,000 small earthquakes in the Maple Creek area (in Yellowstone National Park but outside of the Yellowstone volcano caldera) between June 2017 and March 2018 are, at... more
Volcano on Indonesia's Bali erupts, flights canceled  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Bali's airport has canceled flights following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano that spread ash over the south of the Indonesian island. more
Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their... more
Solving geothermal energy's earthquake problem  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
On a November afternoon in 2017, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook Pohang, South Korea, injuring dozens and forcing more than 1,700 of the city's residents into emergency housing. Research now shows that development of a geothermal energy project... more
Aftershocks of 1959 earthquake rocked Yellowstone in 2017-18  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
On Aug. 17, 1959, back when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, the U.S. had yet to send a human to space and the nation's flag sported 49 stars, Yellowstone National Park shook... more
Rare volcanic rocks lift lid on dangers of little-studied eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Unusual rocks discovered on a remote mountainside have alerted scientists to the dangers posed by a little-studied type of volcano. more
Geologists Discover Largest Underwater Volcano, Explain Weird Hum Heard Around the World  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
A strange seismic event off the coast of Africa has led scientists to a mighty finding: the discovery of the largest underwater volcanic eruption... more
Young Women Have Higher Gut Bacterial Diversity than Young Men  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
In a new study in the journal mSystems, an international team of researchers analyzed the relationship... more
Strange Martian mineral deposit likely sourced from volcanic explosions  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ashfall from ancient volcanic explosions is the likely source of a strange mineral deposit near the landing site for NASA's next Mars rover, a new study finds. The research, published... more
Strange Martian mineral deposit likely sourced from volcanic explosions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In a finding that is soon to be ground-truthed by NASA's next Mars rover, researchers show that a Martian mineral deposit was likely formed by ashfall from ancient volcanic explosions. more
Bermuda Was Made by Unexpected Geological Layer Deep in Earth's Mantle  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
For the first time, scientists have evidence that a layer deep beneath Earth's surface can create volcanoes. more
The 'pulse' of a volcano can be used to predict its next eruption  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Predicting when a volcano will next blow is tricky business, but lessons we learned from one of Hawaii's recent eruptions may help. more
Scientists Create Tectonic Map of 'Game of Thrones' Continents  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
The breathtaking fictional landscapes of "Game of Thrones" had a tumultuous past that involved volcanic eruptions, mountain-building and entire continents splitting apart, scientists say. more
The Moon Has Two Faces. This Cosmic Crash May Be Why  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Ours is a moon with two faces: The nearside boasts a thinner and smoother crust, the farside is dotted by impact craters left nearly undisturbed by... more
Earthquake in 2009 intensified American Samoa's rising sea levels  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The 2009, magnitude-8.1 Samoa earthquake dealt a great deal of damage to the Samoan Islands: Tsunami waves as high as 14 meters (46 feet) wiped out multiple villages, claiming nearly... more
Beresheet Impact Site Spotted  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
The photo above shows the landing site of the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft on a region of the Moon called Sea of Serenity, or Mare Serenitatis in Latin. On... more
Public opinion study in Europe shows drop in anti-immigration sentiment, among other changes  MIT · 1 week
Surveys spanning recent decades also reveal geographic differences and gender gap in economic views. more
Ritter Island gives new insights into the dynamics of volcanic landslides  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The flanks of many island volcanoes slide very slowly towards the sea. Whether these landslides are forewarnings of a catastrophic collapse or, on the contrary, even... more
New data on underwater volcanoes in Bransfield Strait, Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have successfully obtained images of the structure of two of the most important submarine volcanoes in the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica. The study was... more
Analysis of the Palaeolithic diet shows no social divisions in food consumption  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Biochemical analysis of human remains has become a key feature in our understanding of past peoples. Ancient DNA and stable isotope analysis are now... more
3-D Earth in the making  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A thorough understanding of the 'solid Earth' system is essential for deciphering the links between processes occurring deep inside Earth and those occurring nearer the surface that lead to seismic activity such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the... more
Iceland volcano eruption in 1783-84 did not spawn extreme heat wave  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered... more
From Earth's deep mantle, scientists find a new way volcanoes form  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Far below Bermuda's pink sand beaches and turquoise tides, geoscientists have discovered the first direct evidence that material from deep within Earth's mantle transition zone—a layer... more
From Earth's deep mantle, scientists find a new way volcanoes form  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Far below Bermuda's pink sand beaches and turquoise tides, geoscientists have discovered the first direct evidence that material from deep within Earth's mantle transition zone --... more
Iceland volcano eruption in 1783-84 did not spawn extreme heat wave  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered... more
3D Earth in the making  ESA · 1 week
A thorough understanding of the ‘solid Earth’ system is essential for deciphering the links between processes occurring deep inside Earth and those occurring nearer the surface... more
The Central Andes had the largest volcanic eruption of the last 5000 years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cerro Blanco Volcanic Complex, located in the south of the Altiplano-Puna plateau, erupted around 4,200 years ago. But it was not an... more
Papua New Guinea assesses extent of damage from strong quake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Papua New Guinea authorities are assessing the extent of damage from a powerful earthquake that rattled coastal towns the previous evening. more
The moon is still geologically active, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
We tend to think of the moon as the archetypal "dead" world. Not only is there no life, almost all its volcanic activity died out billions of years ago. Even the youngest... more
Pale blue dot – or not?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Appearances can be deceiving. This thick, cloud-rich atmosphere rains sulphuric acid and below lie not oceans but a baked and barren lava-strewn surface. Welcome to Venus. more
Moonquakes Rattle the Moon as It Shrinks Like a Raisin  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The moon is still tectonically active, like Earth, generating moonquakes just like our planet creates earthquakes, a new study based on Apollo mission data found. more
Strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Panama: USGS  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Panama on Sunday near the border with Costa Rica, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. more
Retracted Study: How a Volcano in Japan Halted an Earthquake  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Falsified data suggested that an earthquake was terminated by one of the most active volcanoes in Japan. more
How global cities are changing international trade  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The geographic diversification of international trade and investment has become a public policy goal of many countries, including Canada. more
A 49-kilometer-high volcanic ash column rose up over the Mayan civilization  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Ilopango volcano eruption (also known as Tierra Blanca Joven or TBJ) occurred approximately 1,500 years ago. Pyroclastics currents were dispersed over much of the present... more
NIH says its 1-million-person health study is off to good start  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
One year after launch All of Us study, its leaders say geographic distribution of participants will even out as enrollment continues more
Fracking can cause earthquakes tens of kilometres away – new research  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earthquakes threaten to be a show-stopper for fracking. In the Netherlands, the largest gas field in Europe will be shut down by 2030 after sustained damage... more
Iceland turns carbon dioxide to rock for cleaner air  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the heart of Iceland's volcano country, 21st-century alchemists are transforming carbon dioxide into rock for eternity, cleaning the air of harmful emissions that cause global warming. more
Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung shoots column of smoke and ash into sky  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An Indonesian volcano erupted Tuesday, sending a massive column of ash and smoke 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the air, coating local villages in debris. more
Indonesia's Mt. Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An Indonesian volcano erupted Tuesday, sending a massive column of ash and smoke 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the air, coating local villages in debris. more
Strong 7.2 quake rocks Papua New Guinea  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A powerful but deep 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, officials said, cutting power and knocking items off shelves though there were no immediate reports of serious damage. more
Shipwrecks off North Carolina, U.S. coast harbor tropical migrants  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Shipwrecks and sunken structures off the North Carolina coast may act as stepping stones for tropical fish searching for favorable habitats at or beyond the edge of their normal geographic... more
Even more amphibians are endangered than we thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Due to a lack of data on many amphibian species, only about 44 percent of amphibians have up-to-date assessments on their risk of extinction, compared to nearly 100% of both birds and... more
Even more amphibians are endangered than we thought  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
At least a quarter of the world's approximately 8,000 known species of amphibian are recognized as threatened and at risk of extinction. But due to a lack of data on many amphibian... more
Fracking: Earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Using data from field experiments and computer modeling of ground faults, researchers have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in 'fracking' and wastewater disposal for oil and... more
Big Island residents struggle a year after historic eruption  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A year after a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island rained lava and gases in one of its largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, people who lost their homes... more
Man Survives 70-Foot Fall into Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The man had climbed over a railing at the Steaming Bluff overlook to get closer to the edge of the cliff. more
China Launches Two Satellites for Scientific Experiments  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
China successfully sent two Tianhui II-01 satellites into orbit at 6:52 a.m., Beijing Time, on Tuesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center... more
A Man Survived a 70-Foot Fall into Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The man had climbed over a railing at the Steaming Bluff overlook to get closer to the edge of the cliff. more
A Man Survives a 70-Foot Fall Into Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The man had climbed over a railing at the Steaming Bluff overlook to get closer to the edge of the cliff. more
The village that keeps rising from the volcanic ashes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Four years after the volcano erupted—razing everything in its path in Cape Verde's Cha das Caldeiras valley—the floor tiles of the small, rebuilt inn are warm to the touch. more
Computer model suggests earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using data from field experiments and modeling of ground faults, researchers at Tufts University have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in 'fracking'... more
Fluid-induced aseismic fault slip outpaces pore-fluid migration  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Earthquake swarms attributed to subsurface fluid injection are usually assumed to occur on faults destabilized by increased pore-fluid pressures. However, fluid injection could also activate aseismic slip, which might outpace pore-fluid migration and transmit... more
Study on explosive volcanism during ice age provides lessons for today's rising CO2  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A University of Oklahoma-led study recently found that explosive volcanic eruptions were at least 3-8 times more frequent during the peak of... more
Improved risk management for geothermal systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists report on a successful attempt to control induced seismicity during the deepest-ever hydraulic stimulation of a geothermal well. In a collaborative effort, researchers from commercial companies, academic institutions and universities, designed and successfully applied a... more
Controlling fluid-induced seismicity during a 6.1-km-deep geothermal stimulation in Finland  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
We show that near–real-time seismic monitoring of fluid injection allowed control of induced earthquakes during the stimulation of a 6.1-km-deep geothermal well near Helsinki, Finland. A total of... more
How and Why Do Planets Die?  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Fire, ice, volcano or star — planets have a variety of ways to die. more
Details of the history of inner Eurasia revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An international team of researchers has combined archaeological, historical and linguistic data with genetic information from over 700 newly analyzed individuals to construct a more detailed picture of the history of inner... more
Astronomers Find Quasars Are Not Nailed to the Sky  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Until recently, quasars were thought to have essentially fixed positions in the sky. While near-Earth objects move along... more
Study shines light on geographic variation in pediatric deaths from opioid poisonings  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study shines light on pediatric opioid deaths by U.S. region, the first time a study of this nature has been conducted. Findings... more
Researchers find a better power law that predicts earthquakes, blood vessels, bank accounts  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Giant earthquakes and extreme wealth may not appear to have much in common, but the frequency with which the "Big One" will... more
Studies link earthquakes to fracking in the Central and Eastern US  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Small earthquakes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas can be linked to hydraulic fracturing wells in those regions, according to researchers. more
Quick reconnaissance after 2018 Anchorage quake reveals signs of ground failure  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A day after the 30 November 2018 magnitude 7 earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey scientists Robert Witter and Adrian Bender had taken to the... more
Scientists take a 'metamaterials' approach to earthquake damage  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the past decade scientists have been experimenting with metamaterials, artificial materials designed with periodic internal structures to give them properties not found in natural materials. Depending on their internal geometry and... more
What does the future of Kilauea hold?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Ever since Hawaii's Kilauea stopped erupting in August 2018, ceasing activity for the first time in 35 years, scientists have been wondering about the volcano's future. Its similarities to the Hawaiian seamount Lo`ihi might... more
Studies link earthquakes to fracking in the central and eastern US  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Small earthquakes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas can be linked to hydraulic fracturing wells in those regions, according to researchers speaking at the... more
What does the future of Kilauea hold?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Ever since Hawaii's Kilauea stopped erupting in August 2018, ceasing activity for the first time in 35 years, scientists have been wondering about the volcano's future. Its similarities to the Hawaiian seamount Lo`ihi might... more
Red-neck phalarope: A migratory divide towards the Pacific Ocean and Arabian Sea  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
When winter comes, populations of red-neck phalarope from the Western Palearctic migrate to two different destinations -- the Pacific Ocean or the Arabian Sea... more
Red-neck phalarope: a migratory divide towards the Pacific Ocean and the Arabian Sea  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When winter comes, populations of red-neck phalarope from the Western Palearctic migrate to two different destinations -the Pacific Ocean or the Arabian... more
National Geographic's 'Rookie Moonshot: Budget Mission To The Moon' Airs Tonight!  SPACE.COM · 1 month
A new program from National Geographic delves into the Israeli Beresheet mission that attempted to land on the surface of the moon. more
Mysterious eruption came from Campi Flegrei caldera  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
The caldera-forming eruption of Campi Flegrei (Italy) 40,000 years ago is the largest known eruption in Europe during the last 200,000 years, but little is known about other large eruptions at the volcano prior... more
Mysterious eruption came from Campi Flegrei caldera  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
The caldera-forming eruption of Campi Flegrei (Italy) 40,000 years ago is the largest known eruption in Europe during the last 200,000 years, but little is known about other large eruptions at the volcano prior... more
Astronomers find quasars are not nailed to the sky  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Until recently, quasars were thought to have essentially fixed positions in the sky. While near-Earth objects move along complex trajectories, quasars are so remote that they were believed to offer... more
Origami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft
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What caused the fireballs that lit up the sky over Australia?
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How an Inflating Universe Could Create a Multiverse
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Cooling wood: Engineers create strong, sustainable solution for passive cooling
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The extraordinary powers of bacteria visualized in real time
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Fossils in Burmese amber offer an exquisite view of dinosaur times—and an ethical minefield
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A road map to stem cell development
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