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Did a volcanic eruption in Indonesia really lead to the creation of Frankenstein?  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein tells the tale of a monster created by an obsessed scientist. Since its inception in 1816, the story has... more
Researchers Discover Bubbling CO2 Hotspot in Philippines  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Groundwater flow from land to sea could have important coastal impacts but it is usually unrecognized. Delicate reefs may be particularly sensitive... more
Evidence to explain behavior of slow earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A team of researchers has made an important breakthrough that will help better understand the origin and behavior of slow earthquakes. Their work presents unprecedented evidence that slow earthquakes are related to dynamic fluid... more
Researchers find evidence to explain behavior of slow earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A team of researchers at the University of Ottawa has made an important breakthrough that will help better understand the origin and behavior of slow earthquakes, a new type of... more
Image: Taal volcano blanketed by ash  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The Philippines' Taal volcano erupted on 12 January 2020—spewing an ash plume approximately 15 km high and forcing large-scale evacuations in the nearby area. more
Taal volcano blanketed by ash  ESA · 2 days
Image: The Philippines’ Taal volcano erupted on 12 January 2020 – spewing an ash plume approximately 15 km high and forcing large-scale evacuations in the nearby... more
Study reveals two writers penned landmark inscriptions in eighth-century BCE Samaria  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The ancient Samaria ostraca—eighth-century BCE ink-on-clay inscriptions unearthed at the beginning of the 20th century in Samaria, the capital of the biblical kingdom of Israel—are among... more
Deep diving scientists discover bubbling CO2 hotspot  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Hydrologists diving off the coast of the Philippines have discovered volcanic seeps with some of the highest natural levels of C02 ever recorded. The scientists were working in Verde Island Passage, one of the... more
Complex rupturing during 2019 Ridgecrest, California, sequence  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence, which startled nearby California residents over the 4 July holiday with magnitude 6.4 and magnitude 7.1 earthquakes, included 34,091 earthquakes overall, detailed in a high-resolution catalog created for the... more
Earthquake catalog shows complex rupturing during 2019 Ridgecrest sequence  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence, which startled nearby California residents over the 4 July holiday with magnitude 6.4 and magnitude 7.1 earthquakes, included 34,091 earthquakes overall, detailed in a high-resolution... more
Study reveals pre-Hispanic history, genetic changes among indigenous Mexican populations  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As more and more large-scale human genome sequencing projects get completed, scientists have been able to trace with increasing confidence both the geographical movements and underlying genetic variation... more
An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. Then, a volcano helped life flourish.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
A massive meteorite impact and extreme volcanic activity occurred around the same time that Earth's large dinosaurs went extinct. But, did the volcanic activity... more
Insecticides becoming more toxic to honey bees  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
During the past 20 years, insecticides applied to U.S. agricultural landscapes have become significantly more toxic—over 120-fold in some midwestern states—to honey bees when ingested, according to a team of researchers, who identified rising... more
Signs of life at 'no-man's land' around Philippine volcano  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A desolate landscape of ash dunes and bare trees left by the eruption of the Philippines' Taal volcano lay in contrast with a few signs of life at ground zero... more
Evacuation crackdown ordered as Philippine volcano seethes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Philippine officials ordered a crackdown Monday on people being allowed daily visits to the homes they fled after Taal volcano erupted, citing threats it could still explode at any time. more
A new method for dating ancient earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Constraining the history of earthquakes produced by bedrock fracturing is important for predicting seismic activity and plate tectonic evolution. In a new study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports Jan 17, 2020, a... more
Huge Philippines Volcano Blasts Ash 9 Miles Up As Satellites Watch (Video)  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines this week sent ash plumes 9 miles (14 kilometers) into the air, new satellite imagery shows. more
'Melting rock' models predict mechanical origins of earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Engineers at Duke University have devised a model that can predict the early mechanical behaviors and origins of an earthquake in multiple types of rock. The model provides new insights into unobservable... more
Slow-motion interplate slip detected in the Nankai Trough near Japan  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers used a Global Navigation Satellite System-Acoustic ranging combination technique to detect signals due to slow slip events in the Nankai Trough with seafloor deformations of 5 cm... more
In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid -- not volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international team... more
In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid—not volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. It... more
On impact and volcanism across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary  Science Magazine · 1 week
The cause of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction is vigorously debated, owing to the occurrence of a very large bolide impact and flood basalt volcanism near the boundary. Disentangling their relative importance is... more
Nearly barren Icelandic landscapes guide search for extraterrestrial life  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research on microbial lifeforms living in nearly barren volcanic landscapes in Iceland may help scientists understand how best to search for life on other planets. more
Predicting hydraulic fracture propagation more accurately  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at EPFL have developed a new model to calculate hydraulic fracture propagation. Acclaimed for its accuracy by experts, the model better predicts fracture geometry and the energy cost of hydraulic fracturing—a widely used technique in... more
Philippines says danger high despite volcano 'lull'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The threat of the Philippines' Taal volcano unleashing a potentially catastrophic eruption remains high, authorities warned Thursday, saying it was showing dangerous signs despite a "lull" in spewing ash. more
Neanderthals went underwater for their tools  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Neanderthals collected clam shells and volcanic rock from the beach and coastal waters of Italy during the Middle Paleolithic, according to a new study. more
The 22 December 2018 tsunami from flank collapse of Anak Krakatau volcano during eruption  Science Magazine · 1 week
On 22 December 2018, a devastating tsunami struck Sunda Strait, Indonesia without warning, leaving 437 dead and thousands injured along... more
Shallow slow slip events along the Nankai Trough detected by GNSS-A  Science Magazine · 1 week
Various slow earthquakes (SEQs), including tremors, very low frequency events, and slow slip events (SSEs), occur along megathrust zones. In a shallow plate boundary region, although... more
Slow-motion interplate slip detected in the Nankai Trough near Japan  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Earthquakes are generally thought of as abrupt, violent events that last for only moments. However, movement of the Earth's tectonic plates is often less sudden and more sustained—slow... more
'Soil photosynthesis' helps to mitigate environmental pollution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NOx gases is the generic term used to refer to the group of gases made up of nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide, gases that result from burning fossil fuel, and also from forest fires,... more
Earthquake Forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens More Large Aftershocks Are Likely  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes are wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico. And geoscientists forecast dozens more strong aftershocks are likely in the area. more
The burden of climate risk falls on the poor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Storm, flood, drought: With global warming, extreme events become more frequent and intense. They especially impact the poorest of the poor. Geographer Matthias Garschagen examines how urban societies can adapt... more
Huge Eruption of Philippines Volcano Seen from Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Taal volcano in the Philippines rumbled to life on Jan. 12, sending steam and sulfur skyward. Satellites have captured images of the eruption. more
Haiti 'still in crisis' 10 years after earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When a 7.0 earthquake reduced Haiti to rubble, sparking one of the biggest international aid efforts in history, some experts predicted it would take the country a decade to get back to... more
Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened... more
Volcano erupts on ecologically sensitive Galapagos island  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A volcano erupted on an uninhabited island in the Galapagos, Ecuadorian authorities said, spewing lava on the ecologically sensitive environment. more
Philippines Volcano Could Erupt Again in Hours or Days, Threatening a Million People  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Taal volcano in the Philippines has erupted, and scientists are worried it could soon erupt even more violently, putting almost a million... more
Lava gushes from volcano near Manila; tens of thousands flee  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Red-hot lava gushed out of a volcano near the Philippine capital on Monday, as tens of thousands of people fled the area through heavy ash and frightening tremors.... more
Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Red-hot lava gushed out of a Philippine volcano Monday after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila's international airport,... more
Volcano erupts near Manila; villagers flee, airports shut  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting the evacuation of tens... more
Volcano erupts near Manila; airport shut, villagers flee  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A small volcano south of the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting thousands of... more
Dating of volcanic ash at Sangiran shows Homo erectus arrived later than thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from Japan, Indonesia and Germany has found evidence that suggests Homo erectus arrived on the island of Java... more
A decade after the earthquake, Haiti still struggles to recover  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
More than 300,000 people were killed, several hundred thousand were injured and nearly 1.5 million were left homeless when magnitude 7 earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. more
Dynamic interplay between genome and environment in pearl oysters  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have, using genome-wide genetic data from specimens collected across the western Pacific, elucidated how pearl oyster populations vary genetically and geographically. more
Center for Congregational Health awarded $1 million grant by Lilly Endowment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Center for Congregational Health, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health's Division of FaithHealth Ministries, has been awarded a $1 million grant by Lilly Endowment Inc.... more
A lost world in Wallacea: Description of a montane archipelagic avifauna  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Birds are the best-known animal class, with only about five or six new species descriptions per year since 1999. Integrating genomic and phenotypic research with arduous... more
WHOI underwater robot takes first-known automated sample from ocean  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
WHOI's robot, Nereid Under Ice (NUI), samples a patch of sediment from the mineral-rich floor of Kolumbo volcano off Santorini Island, Greece. This is the first known automated sample taken... more
Soft materials allow scientists to study earthquakes in the lab  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Under constant stress, certain soft materials reorganize themselves in a manner very similar to how the Earth's crust is restructured during earthquakes, a new study by researchers at... more
Aleutian volcano spews up ash cloud in two strong bursts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands spewed ash into flight paths, prompting a warning to pilots by the National Weather Service. more
Geographers find tipping point in deforestation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
University of Cincinnati geography researchers have identified a tipping point for deforestation that leads to rapid forest loss. more
Magnitude of Great Lisbon Earthquake may have been lower than previous estimates  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The magnitude of the Great Lisbon Earthquake event, a historic and devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Portugal on All Saints' Day in 1755,... more
Geographers find tipping point in deforestation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Geography researchers have identified a tipping point for deforestation that leads to rapid forest loss. Researchers used high-resolution satellite images to study landscapes in 9-kilometer-wide blocks across every inch of the planet between 1992 and 2015.... more
Magnitude of Great Lisbon Earthquake may have been lower than previous estimates  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The magnitude of the Great Lisbon Earthquake event, a historic and devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Portugal on All Saints' Day in 1755,... more
800,000 Years Ago, a Meteor Slammed Into Earth. Scientists Just Found the Crater.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Scientists have finally pinpointed the location of a long-hidden, 790,000-year-old impact crater, found under a lava field in southern Laos. more
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits off Puerto Rico: USGS  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong earthquake struck south of Puerto Rico early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, the latest in a series of tremors that have shaken the island since December 28. more
Quake in west Indonesia causes minor damage, no injuries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong earthquake hit off the west Indonesian coast in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, slightly damaging several buildings but causing no injuries, officials said. more
6.2 magnitude earthquake hits off western Indonesia coast  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong earthquake hit off western Indonesian coast in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. more
Formation of a huge underwater volcano offshore the Comoros  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new submarine volcano was formed off the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean in 2018. This was shown by an oceanographic campaign in May 2019. Now, an international... more
Reducing human-induced earthquake risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at EPFL and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy have devised strategies for reducing the earthquake risk associated with geothermal energy, CO2 storage and other human activities happening deep underground. more
Scientists find evidence that Venus has active volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research led by Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and published today in Science Advances shows that lava flows on Venus may be only a few years old, suggesting that Venus could... more
Evidence suggests ancient impact crater buried under Bolaven volcanic field  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers with members from Singapore, the U.S., Thailand and Laos has concluded that the impact point of a meteorite that struck the Earth approximately 790,000... more
What is the lifespan of volcanic islands like Hawaii and the Galapagos?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When a hot plume of rock rises through the Earth's mantle to puncture the overlying crust, it can create not only a volcanic ocean... more
How long will a volcanic island live?  MIT · 3 weeks
Plate tectonics and mantle plumes set the lifespan of volcanic islands like Hawaii and the Galapagos. more
Hotspot swells and the lifespan of volcanic ocean islands  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Volcanic ocean islands generally form on swells—seafloor that is shallower than expected for its age over areas hundreds to more than a thousand kilometers wide—and ultimately subside to form atolls... more
The growing Tibetan Plateau shaped modern biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Holding particular biological resources, the Tibetan Plateau is a unique geologic-geographic-biotic interactive unit and hence plays an important role in the global biodiversity domain. The Tibetan Plateau has undergone vigorous environmental changes since the... more
10 Ways the Earth Changed Forever in 2019  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Planet Earth went through its fair share of upheavals in 2019, from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions to alterations caused by human activity. more
New ‘Petit-Spot’ Volcano Discovered beneath Pacific Ocean  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A team of Japanese scientists has discovered a 3-million-year-old petit-spot submarine volcano in one of the oldest parts of the Pacific Plate.... more
Forces from Earth's spin may spark earthquakes and volcanic eruptions at Mount Etna  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New research suggests forces pulling on Earth's surface as the planet spins may trigger earthquakes and eruptions at volcanoes. more
Surface acoustic waves in graphene: straintronics with nanoquakes  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Researchers have shown that the properties of graphene can be locally and dynamically modulated by means of a surface acoustic wave, a kind of earthquake on a chip, generated with an integrated... more
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