Volcanic lakes may hold trove of lithium for batteries

Volcanic lakes may hold trove of lithium for batteries

Researchers have found a new method for finding lithium, used in the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics, in supervolcanic lake deposits. While most of...
Earth's crust

Earth’s first example of recycling — its own crust!

Rock samples from northeastern Canada retain chemical signals that help explain what Earth's crust was like more than 4 billion years ago, reveals new...
Industrial “edge cities” have helped China grow

Industrial “edge cities” have helped China grow

Commercial parks have boosted growth, created new urban centers China’s massive investment in industrial parks has paid economic dividends while reshaping the urban areas where...
Ocean exploration uncovers one of Cuba's hidden natural treasures

Ocean exploration uncovers one of Cuba’s hidden natural treasures

A research mission led by Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has uncovered details of one of Cuba's hidden natural treasures. After nearly two...
Unique imaging of a dinosaur's skull tells evolutionary tale

Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skull tells evolutionary tale

Scientists create highest-resolution scan of a large tyrannosaur skull Researchers using Los Alamos' unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of...
Reengineering elevators could transform 21st-century cities

Reengineering elevators could transform 21st-century cities

In the 160 or so years since the first skyscrapers were built, technological innovations of many kinds have allowed us to build them to...
Asteroids don’t hit Earth at regular intervals, as was previously thought

Asteroids don’t hit Earth at regular intervals, as was previously thought

Do mass extinctions, like the fall of the dinosaurs, and the formation of large impact craters on Earth occur together at regular intervals? "This question...
DNA from Viking cod bones suggests 1,000 years of European fish trade

DNA from Viking cod bones suggests 1,000 years of European fish trade

New research using DNA from the fish bone remains of Viking-era meals reveals that north Norwegians have been transporting – and possibly trading –...
The wintering whereabouts of penguins

The wintering whereabouts of penguins

Scientists have found a way to trace the winter movements of penguins by using just a single tail feather. Knowing where and how Antarctic penguins,...
Why pandas are black and white

Why pandas are black and white

Scientists who answered why zebras have black and white stripes pose the question to pandas. The scientists who uncovered why zebras have black and white...

Most Popular