Geology
Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 minutes
Variations in the axial tilt of the Earth have significant implications for the rise and fall of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the miles-deep blanket of ice that locks up huge... more
Millions on prescription sleeping pills would sleep through a fire alarm  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Widely prescribed 'benzodiazepine' sleeping pills suppress the sleeping brain's ability to wake us when it senses a threat. But an alternative class of hypnotics currently under... more
New computer modeling approach could improve understanding of megathrust earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Years before the devastating Tohoku earthquake struck the coast of Japan in 2011, the Earth's crust near the site of the quake was starting to stir. Researchers are... more
New computer modeling approach could improve understanding of megathrust earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Years before the devastating Tohoku earthquake struck the coast of Japan in 2011, the Earth's crust near the site of the quake was starting to stir. Researchers at... more
Geoscientists reconstruct 'eye-opening' 900-year Northeastern U.S. climate record  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Deploying a new technique for the first time in the region, geoscientists have reconstructed the longest and highest-resolution climate record for the Northeastern United States, which reveals previously undetected past temperature cycles... more
Child nutrition remained stable a year after 2015 earthquake in Nepal, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Despite widespread destruction, including severe agricultural-related losses caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, child nutrition remained stable in the hardest hit... more
Following Nepal's devastating 2015 earthquake, crisis in childhood malnutrition averted  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Despite widespread destruction, including severe agricultural-related losses caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, child nutrition remained stable in the hardest hit areas, a new study finds. more
Geoscientists reconstruct 'eye-opening' 900-year Northeast climate record  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Deploying a new technique for the first time in the region, geoscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have reconstructed the longest and highest-resolution climate record for the Northeastern United States, which reveals previously... more
Lassen Volcanic National Park: The West’s Most Beautiful, Least-Visited Wonderland (Photos)  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
The national park is full of steaming vents, snowy trails, diverse wildlife, colorful wildflowers and heavenly night-sky views. more
Age and foaming—how to predict when a volcano will erupt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The eruption of a volcano can have devastating consequences – killing people and destroying livelihoods, as well as releasing vast amounts of ash into the sky that disrupts... more
Deep low-frequency earthquakes indicate migration of magmatic fluids beneath Laacher See  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A German study shows that magma could rise from the upper mantle into the middle and upper crust beneath the Laacher See Volcano (Rhineland-Palatinate). This is... more
Volcano erupts on remote Papua New Guinea island  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
One of Papua New Guinea's most active volcanoes has erupted, authorities said Tuesday, pummelling villages on a remote island with volcanic rock before subsiding. more
Deep low-frequency earthquakes indicate migration of magmatic fluids beneath Laacher See Volcano  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Magma could rise from the upper mantle into the middle and upper crust beneath the Laacher See Volcano (Germany). The scientists present evidence of... more
Creating a 'virtual seismologist'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Understanding earthquakes is a challenging problem—not only because they are potentially dangerous but also because they are complicated phenomena that are difficult to study. Interpreting the massive, often convoluted data sets that are recorded by earthquake monitoring networks is a... more
Juno Observes Volcanic Plume on Io  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
NASA’s Juno orbiter has captured images of a volcanic plume on Jupiter’s moon Io during the mission’s 17th flyby of the giant planet. Four... more
Light from the Plumes and Fires of Io on Earth’s Darkest Night  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A team of space scientists has captured new images of a volcanic plume on Jupiter’s moon Io during the Juno mission’s 17th flyby of... more
From playing cards to tectonic plates, layered materials pushed to the brink  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Looking deeper into the internal behavior of layered solids and formations -- from graphene sheets, to wood laminates, to geological formations -- researchers are... more
This is what happens when layered materials are pushed to the brink  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
By studying the behavior of a deck of cards, and stacks of other materials, like steel and aluminum, scientists at Drexel University are proving... more
Juno mission captures images of volcanic plumes on Jupiter's moon Io  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Juno spacecraft captured new images of a volcanic plume on Jupiter's moon Io during a December 21 flyby. JunoCam, the Stellar Reference Unit (SRU), the... more
Scientists model Anak Krakatau volcano, tsunami to help prep US for future tsunamis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Last month's eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano in Indonesia and the deadly tsunami that followed caused two University of Rhode Island... more
Volcanic Plume on Jupiter's Moon Io Spied by Juno Spacecraft  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
NASA's Juno spacecraft has captured an intriguing image of a volcanic plume straddling the line between day and night on Jupiter's notoriously eruptive moon Io. more
Juno mission captures images of volcanic plumes on Jupiter's moon Io  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of space scientists has captured new images of a volcanic plume on Jupiter's moon Io during the Juno mission's 17th flyby of the gas... more
Disasters rock Indonesia's '10 New Balis' tourism push  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Picture-postcard Tanjung Lesung was a cornerstone of Indonesia's bid to supercharge its tourism industry, boasting palm-fringed beaches, a towering volcano in the middle of turquoise waters and a rainforest sanctuary for endangered... more
New Horizons spacecraft homing in on Kuiper Belt target  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Only hours from completing a historic flyby of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on course and ready to gather scientific data on... more
Bali's Agung volcano spews ash in fresh eruption  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali erupted Sunday, belching ash high into the air and over nearby villages as officials warned tourists to keep clear of the area. more
Strong quake off Philippines prompts panic, tsunami warning (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A powerful undersea earthquake struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday, prompting people to scramble out of shopping malls and buildings and authorities to warn villagers to stay away from... more
Tsunami alert lifted after undersea quake off Philippines (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A powerful undersea earthquake struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday, prompting people to scramble out of shopping malls and buildings and authorities to warn villagers to stay away from... more
Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami that killed more than 400 people last week lost more than two-thirds of its height following the eruption which triggered the killer waves. more
Tsunami alert lifted after undersea quake off Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong undersea earthquake struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday and the head of the country's quake-monitoring agency advised people in a southeastern province to avoid beaches in case of a... more
Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcano  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Bad weather hampered efforts to assess whether Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island could trigger another deadly tsunami as authorities said the search for victims in the worst-affected province will continue into January. more
Indonesia widens danger zone around island volcano  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Indonesia raised the danger level for an island volcano that triggered a tsunami on the weekend, killing at least 430 people in Sumatra and Java, and widened its no-go zone. more
Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily, sparks panic  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A quake triggered by Mount Etna's eruption jolted eastern Sicily before dawn Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people, damaging churches and houses on the volcano's slopes and prompting panicked villagers... more
Indonesia says avoid coast near volcano, fearing new tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Indonesian authorities asked people to avoid the coast in areas where a tsunami killed more than 420 people last weekend in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of the... more
Mount Etna eruption causes airspace closure  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Mount Etna volcano erupted on Monday, spewing ash as several minor earthquakes hit the region, and prompting a partial closure of the Sicilian airspace around the mountain. more
Death toll climbs past 370 in Indonesian tsunami disaster  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Body bags were laid out along the shattered coastline as Indonesian authorities stepped up efforts to collect the dead and save the injured Monday in the aftermath of a tsunami... more
Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs to 373  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Dozens of filled body bags were hauled away from buildings flattened by Indonesia's volcano-triggered tsunami Monday, as the death toll climbed to 373 and search teams... more
Rumbling Indonesia volcano could trigger more tsunamis, experts warn  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Another tsunami could strike Indonesia, experts have warned, after a powerful wave caused by a volcanic eruption killed hundreds when it swallowed coastal settlements, taking earthquake-focused disaster monitors by surprise. more
10 Ways Earth Changed Forever in 2018  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Earth is always changing, and 2018 — a year filled with hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes — was no exception. more
Another tsunami could hit Indonesia, experts warn  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Another tsunami could strike Indonesia, experts warned on Sunday, a day after more than 200 people were killed by a wave triggered by a volcanic eruption. more
Indonesia's angry 'Child of Krakatoa' rumbles on  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The volcano that triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia late Saturday emerged from the sea around the legendary Krakatoa 90 years ago and has been on a high-level eruption watchlist for the past decade. more
222 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A volcano-triggered tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia's Sunda Strait, officials said Sunday, voicing fears that the toll would rise... more
'Volcano' tsunami kills at least 43 in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
At least 43 people have been killed and nearly 600 injured in a tsunami in Indonesia that may have been caused by a volcano known as the "child" of the legendary Krakatoa,... more
Interleaved atom interferometry for high-sensitivity inertial measurements  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Cold-atom inertial sensors target several applications in navigation, geoscience, and tests of fundamental physics. Achieving high sampling rates and high inertial sensitivities, obtained with long interrogation times, represents a challenge for these applications. We... more
Testing the paradigm of an ideal glass transition: Dynamics of an ultrastable polymeric glass  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
A major challenge to understanding glass-forming materials is obtaining equilibrium data far below the laboratory glass transition temperature Tg. The... more
New report examines key steps in removing carbon dioxide from air  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Peter Kelemen is a geologist and the Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. A member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and... more
Researcher suggests rivers may cause earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Ryan Thigpen, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, has co-authored a paper that describes how river erosion may lead to more earthquakes. more
A hidden cradle of plant evolution in Permian tropical lowlands  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
The latitudinal biodiversity gradient today has deep roots in the evolutionary history of Earth’s biota over geologic time. In the marine realm, earliest fossil occurrences at low latitudes... more
Changing communities may affect the success of Iceland's evacuation guidelines  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Icelanders generally responded well to evacuation guidelines when the volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010 and caused widespread disruption to international travel. However, since then the demography, economy and... more
After big earthquake, aftershocks continue to rattle Alaska  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Nearly three weeks after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook up southcentral Alaska, the state continues to register frequent aftershocks. more
Study unearths new information on age, activity of Alaska's Wrangell volcanic belt  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study by a team of geologists that includes Kansas State University's Matthew Brueseke has found that the Wrangell volcanic belt in Alaska's... more
Why do people in Indonesia still live in disaster-prone areas?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The earthquakes and tsunami in Central Sulawesi that killed more than 2,000 people in September 2018 did not only leave a deep sorrow. It made us rethink the... more
Clarifying rates of methylmercury production  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
While volcanoes and forest fires release mercury, they are relatively small sources compared to the combustion of coal, oil, and other fuels. Mercury is toxic. Microbes turn mercury into a neurotoxin called methylmercury. They also turn the neurotoxin... more
Unpacking the history of how Earth feeds life, and life changes Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
At a fleeting glance, the study of life – biology – seems very separate from that of rocks, or geology. more
Robots are being programmed to adapt in real time  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A robust, adaptable robot that responds to its environment on the fly and overcomes obstacles such as a broken leg without human intervention could be used to rescue people from... more
Sinking Greek village highlights nation's addiction to coal  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
If earthquakes struck in slow motion, the results might be visible in a place like the Greek village of Anargyri, a hardscrabble enclave in a black landscape gutted by coal mining. more
How Germany will turn lights out at last black coal mine  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
After more than 150 years, Germany's last black coal mine will close in the Ruhr region, posing a gigantic geological and environmental challenge to the former... more
Machine learning-detected signal predicts time to earthquake  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Machine-learning research reveals the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault's slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other subduction zones. more
Oroville Dam earthquakes in February 2017 related to spillway discharge  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A closer look at small earthquakes that took place at the Oroville Dam in California's Sierra Nevada foothills in February 2017 -- near the time when the dam's... more
Oroville Dam earthquakes in February 2017 related to spillway discharge  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A closer look at small earthquakes that took place at the Oroville Dam in California's Sierra Nevada foothills in February 2017—near the time when the dam's spillway failed—suggest... more
Machine learning-detected signal predicts time to earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Machine-learning research published in two related papers today in Nature Geoscience reports the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault's slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in... more
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