Geography
Scientists argue for more comprehensive studies of Cascade volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists argue for more 'synthesis' research looking at the big picture of volcanology to complement myriad research efforts looking at single volcanoes. more
Scientists argue for more comprehensive studies of Cascade volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The string of volcanoes in the Cascades Arc, ranging from California's Mt. Lassen in the south to Washington's Mt. Baker in the north, have been studied by geologists and volcanologists... more
What can machine learning reveal about the solid Earth?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists seeking to understand Earth's inner clockwork have deployed armies of sensors listening for signs of slips, rumbles, exhales and other disturbances emanating from the planet's deepest faults to its... more
New light into the recent evolution of the African rift valley  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Continental rift valleys are huge fractures on the surface of the planet that progressively break continental plates with the eventual development of new oceans. The African... more
Knowing causative genes of osteoporosis may open door to more effective treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists have harnessed powerful data analysis tools and three-dimensional studies of genomic geography to implicate new risk genes for osteoporosis, the chronic bone-weakening condition... more
Geophysics: A surprising, cascading earthquake  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand in 2016 caused widespread damage. Researchers have now dissected its mechanisms revealing surprising insights on earthquake physics with the aid of simulations carried out on a supercomputer. more
Research implicates causative genes in osteoporosis, suggesting new targets for future therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have harnessed powerful data analysis tools and three-dimensional studies of genomic geography to implicate new risk genes for osteoporosis, the chronic bone-weakening condition... more
Volcano cliffs can affect monitoring data  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research reveals that sharp variations of the surface of volcanoes can affect data collected by monitoring equipment. more
New light into the recent evolution of the African rift valley  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Continental rift valleys are huge fractures on the surface of the Earth that break continental plates with the eventual development of new oceans. Although instrumental in... more
Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington's coast  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Off the coast of Washington, columns of bubbles rise from the seafloor, as if evidence of a sleeping dragon lying below. But these bubbles are methane that is... more
Volcanic ash particles under the microscope  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Volcanic ash is hazardous to many aspects of our lives. When airborne, it can damage aircraft: its particles abrade aeroplane surfaces and can even cause failure to critical instruments. Once the ash falls, it can harm... more
How fluid viscosity affects earthquake intensity  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fault zones play a key role in shaping the deformation of the Earth's crust. All of these zones contain fluids, which heavily influence how earthquakes propagate. In an article published today in Nature Communications, Chiara Cornelio,... more
Volcano cliffs can affect monitoring data, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) reveals that sharp variations of the surface of volcanoes can affect data collected by monitoring equipment. more
How fluid viscosity affects earthquake intensity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have demonstrated that the viscosity of fluids present in faults has a direct effect on the intensity of earthquakes. more
A surprising, cascading earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand in 2016 caused widespread damage. LMU researchers have now dissected its mechanisms revealing surprising insights on earthquake physics with the aid of simulations carried out on the supercomputer SuperMUC. more
Geothermal plant 'triggered earthquake' in S. Korea  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A rare earthquake in South Korea was triggered by the country's first experimental geothermal power plant, a team of government-commissioned experts said Wednesday. more
What Disney gets as its $71.3B buy of Fox assets closes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
It's finally complete. Disney closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets on Wednesday, more than a year after the mega merger was proposed .... more
Underwater surveys in Emerald Bay reveal the nature and activity of Lake Tahoe faults  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Emerald Bay, California, a beautiful location on the southwestern shore of Lake Tahoe, is surrounded by rugged landscape, including rocky... more
Underwater surveys in Emerald Bay reveal the nature and activity of Lake Tahoe faults  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Emerald Bay, California, a beautiful location on the southwestern shore of Lake Tahoe, is surrounded by rugged landscape, including rocky... more
A new first: Scientists mimic nature's self-affinity using computer simulations  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
For the first time, researchers have simulated the process of surface roughness creation. This is a step forward in understanding the emergence of fractal characteristic of rough surfaces... more
Cooking up Alien Atmospheres on Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are cooking up an alien atmosphere right here on Earth. In a new study, JPL... more
'Impossible' Rocks Found on Remote Volcanic Island  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Geoscientists tracking down reports of curious, out-of-place rocks on Anjouan island have found a mountain-size mystery. more
Cooking up alien atmospheres on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are cooking up an alien atmosphere right here on Earth. In a new study, JPL scientists used a high-temperature "oven" to heat a mixture of hydrogen and... more
On the front lines in Kilauea  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the early spring, volcanologists monitoring the ground around Kilauea, the most active volcano on the island of Hawai'i, noticed a significant increase in seismicity, a sign of an impending eruption. Meanwhile, in Palisades, New York,... more
Remarkable letter reveals earthquake drama for nuns in exile  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Traveling around Europe in search of a new home after the dissolution of the monasteries must have been dramatic enough for England's oldest community of Bridgettine nuns. But a remarkable... more
Finding the right 'dose' for solar geoengineering  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research finds that if solar geoengineering is used to cut global temperature increases in half, there could be worldwide benefits without exacerbating change in any large geographic area. more
New way to sense earthquakes could help improve early warning systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Every year earthquakes worldwide claim hundreds or even thousands of lives. Forewarning allows people to head for safety and a matter of seconds could spell the... more
A new way to sense earthquakes could help improve early warning systems  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Every year, earthquakes worldwide claim hundreds or even thousands of lives. Forewarning allows people to head for safety and a matter of seconds could... more
Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With flowers, silent prayers and tearful tributes, Japan Monday marked the eighth anniversary of a crippling earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left some 18,500 people dead... more
Seoul: Small quake in North Korea likely due to mining blast  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A small earthquake in North Korea was likely caused by a mining operation, Seoul's weather agency said Friday. more
Clearwing butterfly wins BMC Ecology Image Competition 2018  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
From bridges built by spiders, to marine mammals without table manners, and the unpredictability of volcanoes, the 2018 BMC Ecology Image Competition produced a terrific array of images that reflect the variety... more
New insights into the geographical landscape of prehistoric central Tibet  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have uncovered new evidence, using recently-discovered 25-million-year-old fossilized palm leaves, that Tibet's geography was not as 'high and dry' as previously thought. more
Simulated extravehicular activity science operations for Mars exploration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study describes the Science Operations component and new results from NASA's Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains (BASALT). The goal of BASALT was to provide evidence-based recommendations for future... more
Dinosaurs Were Unaffected by Climate Change, Flourished before Asteroid Strike, Paleontologists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Paleontologists largely agree that the Chicxulub asteroid impact, possibly coupled with intense volcanic activity in India’s Deccan Traps, wiped out non-avian dinosaurs (all dinosaurs... more
New insights into the geographical landscape of prehistoric central Tibet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of scientists from the UK and China have uncovered new evidence, using recently-discovered 25-million-year-old fossilised palm leaves, that Tibet's geography was not as 'high and dry'... more
Scientists tackle major challenges to sending astronauts to search for life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of researchers, which includes scientists from McMaster's School of Geography & Earth Sciences, NASA, and others, is tackling one... more
Researchers investigate the variability of gas prices in Santa Barbara County  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Those of us who drive regularly are keenly aware of gas prices and their daily fluctuations. Many of the factors that influence the price per gallon—the... more
Autonomous drones can help search and rescue after disasters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When disasters happen – whether a natural disaster like a flood or earthquake, or a human-caused one like a mass shooting or bombing – it can be extremely dangerous to... more
Fast, simple new assessment of earthquake hazard  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Geophysicists at Caltech have created a new method for determining earthquake hazards by measuring how fast energy is building up on faults in a specific region, and then comparing that to how much is... more
Seemingly dormant geologic fault damaged famous Roman buildings 1,500 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A geologic fault system in central Italy that produced a deadly earthquake in 2016 is also responsible for a fifth-century earthquake that damaged many Roman monuments,... more
New ‘microdose’ psychedelic treatment appears to relieve anxiety and depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Lava lamps, tambourines and, of course, psychedelic drugs were hallmarks of the 1960s. Psychedelic drugs can make people euphoric, though users can also become extremely anxious and agitated.... more
Image: Antennas and auroras  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This photograph, taken a short hike from the Geographic South Pole in Antarctica, shows some of the antennas comprising the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) array. They are visible here as the chain of antennas and wiring stretching away... more
New Moon/Mars Mission in Progress at HI-SEAS Habitat  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The six-member crew at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat on the... more
Nearly 200,000 people exposed to California's volcanic hazard zones each day, report says  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nearly 200,000 people live, work or pass through one of California's volcanic hazard zones on a daily basis, and there's a 16... more
Machine learning expands to help predict and characterize earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers describe how they are using machine learning methods to hone predictions of seismic activity, identify earthquake centers, characterize different types of seismic waves and distinguish seismic activity from other... more
Machine learning expands to help predict and characterize earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With a growing wealth of seismic data and computing power at their disposal, seismologists are increasingly turning to a discipline called machine learning to better understand and predict complicated patterns... more
2018's biggest volcanic eruption of sulfur dioxide  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The Manaro Voui volcano on the island of Ambae in the nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean made the 2018 record books. A NASA-NOAA satellite confirmed Manaro Voui had the largest eruption... more
Team publishes paper on 'food inequality, injustice and rights'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As the world population swells, the inequitable distribution of food around the globe is prompting profound moral questions. Is the unequal distribution of food in rich and poor countries, for... more
2018's biggest volcanic eruption of sulfur dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Manaro Voui volcano on the island of Ambae in the nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean made the 2018 record books. A NASA-NOAA satellite confirmed Manaro Voui had the largest eruption... more
'Amazing snapshots' plumb volcanic depths  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Research shedding light on the internal "plumbing" of volcanoes may help scientists better understand volcanic eruptions and unrest. more
Higher hospital readmission rates for cardiac patients in Northern vs. Southern Ontario: Importance  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Patients hospitalized with heart attacks, heart failure, atrial fibrillation or stroke in Northern Ontario, Canada, were more likely to be readmitted to... more
'Amazing snapshots' plumb volcanic depths  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Research shedding light on the internal 'plumbing' of volcanoes may help scientists better understand volcanic eruptions and unrest. The study analyzed crystals in Italy's famous Mount Etna to reveal how quickly magma moves to the surface. more
Volcanoes, archaeology and the secrets of Roman concrete  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
High above Italy's Tyrrhenian Sea, off the north coast of Sicily, 13 students sit atop Stromboli Volcano as it erupts. Ash falls on their shoulders and ping-ping-pings their helmets. The ground beneath... more
Rare oarfish, seen as harbingers of doom, snagged in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Two rare oarfish, giant deep-sea serpents long believed by locals to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis, have been caught off the Japanese island of Okinawa. more
Copernicus Sentinel-1 reveals shared plumbing led to Agung awakening  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted in 2017, the search was on to find out why it had stirred. Thanks to information on ground deformation from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission,... more
Earthquake early-warning system will mean false alarms but it's still worth it, researchers say  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Earthquake early warnings can come as false alarms—but it's better to be safer than sorry, researchers concluded in a new... more
Scientists measure thickness of Kilauea lava flows in Hawaii  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists measuring the thickness of Kilauea volcano's newest lava flows have said molten rock added as much as 180 feet (55 meters) of lava to parts of the Big Island... more
Study analyzes geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Identifying changes in the geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths is important, and this study analyzed data for more than 351,000 U.S. residents who died of opioid-related causes from 1999 to 2016. more
Copernicus Sentinel-1 reveals shared plumbing led to Agung awakening  ESA · 4 weeks
When Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted in 2017, the search was on to find out why it had... more
How the dinosaurs went extinct: Asteroid collision triggered potentially deadly volcanic eruptions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
It's almost 40 years since scientists discovered what wiped out the dinosaurs: an asteroid hitting Earth near modern-day Mexico. That was it, or so... more
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