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chaotic solar system

Evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’ seen in Colorado rocks

First hard proof for a critical theory of how planets in our solar system behave in orbit Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary...
Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme, infrequent events

Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme, infrequent events

Long-term impact of climate change on US cities is rising Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not...
Study finds 6,600 spills from fracking in just four states

Study finds 6,600 spills from fracking in just four states

Half of spills due to pipes and valves Each year, 2 to 16 percent of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill hydrocarbons, chemical-laden water,...
Matrilineal dynasty likely ruled Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico for more than 300 years

Matrilineal dynasty likely ruled Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico for more than 300 years

Discovering who was a leader, or even if leaders existed, from the ruins of archaeological sites is difficult, but now a team of archaeologists...
China's severe weather patterns changing drastically since 1960

China’s severe weather patterns changing drastically since 1960, says new study

In one of the most comprehensive studies on trends in local severe weather patterns to date, an international team of researchers found that the...
Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

John Tarduno, professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, researches the history of Earth’s geomagnetic field, which surrounds and protects...
Ancient fossil reveals first evidence of live birth in animals thought to lay eggs

Ancient fossil reveals first evidence of live birth in animals thought to lay eggs

The first ever evidence of live birth in an animal group previously thought to lay eggs exclusively has been discovered by an international team...
Descent into a frozen underworld

Descent into a frozen underworld

Mt. Erebus is at the end of our world -- and offers a portal to another. It's our planet's southernmost active volcano, reaching 12,448 feet...
Stanford students recreate 5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe

5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe recreated by Stanford students

On a recent afternoon, a small group of students gathered around a large table in one of the rooms at the Stanford Archaeology Center. A...
Hidden lakes drain below West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier

Hidden lakes drain below West Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier

Thwaites Glacier on the edge of West Antarctica is one of the planet's fastest-moving glaciers. Research shows that it is sliding unstoppably into the ocean,...

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