Making a connection: Two ways that fault segments may overcome their separation  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
In complex fault zones, multiple seemingly disconnected faults can potentially rupture at once, increasing the chance of a large damaging earthquake. Recent earthquakes including... more
Making a connection: Two ways that fault segments may overcome their separation  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
In complex fault zones, multiple seemingly disconnected faults can potentially rupture at once, increasing the chance of a large damaging earthquake. Recent earthquakes including... more
Lifestyle trumps geography in determining makeup of gut microbiome  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers studied the gut microbiomes of wild apes in the Republic of Congo, of captive apes in zoos in the US, and of people from around the world and discovered... more
Lifestyle trumps geography in determining makeup of gut microbiome  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Apes in U.S. zoos host bacterial communities in their intestinal tracts that are more similar to those of people who eat a non-Western diet than to the gut makeup of... more
Goldilocks conditions required for earthquakes to trigger basaltic eruptions: Evidence from the 2015 Ambrym eruption  Science Magazine · 5 days
Observations indicate a strong correlation between the occurrence of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. While increased volcanic activity has... more
New NASA radar looks to monitor volcanoes and earthquakes from space  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
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Tooth be told: Earless seals existed in ancient Australia  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
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Bacteria in rock deep under sea inspire new search for life on Mars  nanowerk · 5 days
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How tiny water droplets form can have a big impact on climate models  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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CVD risk among people with HIV varies by geography, income  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
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Sediments may control location, magnitude of megaquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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Study shows potential for using fiber-optic networks to assess ground motions during earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study from a University of Michigan researcher and colleagues at three institutions demonstrates the potential for using existing networks of... more
Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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Ecosystem services are not constrained by borders  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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Modeling suggests going early and going hard will save lives and help the economy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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Disasters can affect cervical cancer screening for years  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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Indonesian volcano spews massive ash cloud  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Disasters have a major impact on cervical cancer screening for years  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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No consistent ENSO response to volcanic forcing over the last millennium  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
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Dimensionality reduction analysis reveals fine-scale diversity within the Japanese population  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Eclectic rocks influence earthquake types  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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Scientists get first look at cause of 'slow motion' earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Tsunami watch for Hawaii lifted after north Pacific quake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Aftershocks rattle Croatian capital a day after strong quake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Croatia quake injures 17 amid partial coronavirus lockdown  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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Strong quake shakes Croatia, damaging buildings in capital  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A strong earthquake shook Croatia and its capital on Sunday, causing widespread damage and panic. A 15-year-old was reported in critical condition and others were injured, news outlets reported. more
Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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Earthquake rattles millions on edge amid coronavirus threat  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
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6.3-magnitude quake strikes south of Indonesia's Bali  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong earthquake jolted Indonesia's holiday island of Bali early on Thursday, but no tsunami warning was issued. more
Quake rattles Salt Lake City, damages Mormon temple  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Salt Lake City in the US state of Utah on Wednesday, damaging an iconic Mormon temple and disrupting efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. more
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake just slammed Utah, the state's largest in nearly 30 years  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
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Shifts in deep geologic structure may have magnified great 2011 Japan tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Scientists quantify how wave power drives coastal erosion  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Hiker finds bombs dropped into Mauna Loa volcano in 1935  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
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Separations between earthquakes reveal clear patterns  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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Separations between earthquakes reveal clear patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
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'Fossil earthquakes' offer new insight into seismic activity deep below Earth's surface  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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Remote South American kelp forests surveyed for first time since 1973  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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Injection strategies are crucial for geothermal projects  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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