Geography

Scientists find way to forecast hurricane 18 months in advance

Every spring, researchers publish their projected forecasts of the upcoming hurricane season – how many storms may form, and how severe they may be. But...

Scientists solve deep earthquake mystery

These mysterious earthquakes originate between 400 and 700 kilometers below the surface of the Earth and have been recorded with magnitudes up to 8.3...

3D holographic head-up display could improve road safety

Researchers have developed the first LiDAR-based augmented reality head-up display for use in vehicles. Tests on a prototype version of the technology suggest that it...

Philippines once home to extinct giant cloud rats

The Philippines was once home to three previously unknown species of an unusual group of rodents with fluffy tails known as "giant cloud rats",...

How giant sauropods got their strange skulls

It was always going to be a big lift, piecing together the story of how sauropods — the long-necked, lumbering giants of the dinosaur...

Energy unleashed by submarine volcanoes could power a continent

Volcanic eruptions deep in our oceans are capable of extremely powerful releases of energy, at a rate high enough to power the whole of...

Dead Sea Scrolls: two scribes probably wrote one of the manuscripts

Ever since the Dead Sea Scrolls were accidentally discovered over 70 years ago in a cave in the Palestinian territories, they have been a...

Scientists release new all-sky map of the outermost region of our galaxy

Astronomers using data from NASA and the ESA (European Space Agency) telescopes have released a new all-sky map of the outermost region of our...

Earth’s biggest mass extinction took ten times longer on land than in the water,...

Our planet's worst mass extinction event happened 252 million years ago when massive volcanic eruptions caused catastrophic climate change. The vast majority of animal species...

Scientists may detect signs of extraterrestrial life in the next 5 to 10 years

A new study shows that a new telescope could detect a potential signature of life on other planets in as little as 60 hours. "What...