Geography

Earth’s magnetic shield booms like a drum when hit by impulses

The Earth's magnetic shield booms like a drum when it is hit by strong impulses, according to new research from Queen Mary University of...
Scientists discover oldest evidence of mobility on Earth

Scientists discover oldest evidence of mobility on Earth

Ancient fossils of the first ever organisms to exhibit movement have been discovered by an international team of scientists. Discovered in rocks in Gabon and...

NASA finds possible second impact crater under Greenland ice

A NASA glaciologist has discovered a possible second impact crater buried under more than a mile of ice in northwest Greenland. his follows the finding,...

Mosquitoes that carry malaria may have been doing so 100 million years ago

The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history of a...
Do you like Earth’s solid surface and life-inclined climate

Do you like Earth’s solid surface and life-inclined climate? Thank your lucky (massive) star

Earth's solid surface and moderate climate may be due, in part, to a massive star in the birth environment of the Sun, according to...

Scientists discover earliest known seed-eating perching bird in Fossil Lake, Wyo

Most of the birds you've ever seen--sparrows, finches, robins, crows--have one crucial thing in common: they're all what scientists refer to as perching birds,...

How does the Amazon rain forest cope with drought

The Amazon rain forest isn't necessarily a place that many would associate with a drought, yet prolonged dry spells are projected to become more...

Grand Canyon National Park turns 100

How a place once called ‘valueless’ became grand Few sights are as instantly recognizable, and few sites speak more fully to American nationalism. Standing on...

Dark fiber lays groundwork for long-distance earthquake detection and groundwater mapping

Berkeley Lab researchers capture a detailed picture of how earthquakes travel through the Earth's subsurface. In traditional seismology, researchers studying how the earth moves in...
Much of the surface ocean will shift in color by end of 21st century

Much of the surface ocean will shift in color by end of 21st century

A new MIT study finds that over the coming decades climate change will affect the ocean’s color, intensifying its blue regions and its green...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...