Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Geography

Scientists find life’s power generators in the Earth’s oldest groundwaters

Scientists have discovered 1.2-billion-year-old groundwater deep in a gold- and uranium-producing mine in Moab Khotsong, South Africa, shedding more light on how life is...

Is Boris Johnson’s downfall an omen for Donald Trump?

Allegations of sexual misconduct by one of his senior officials forced the resignation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday. It was a surprising...

Why does the inside of the solar system not spin faster

The motion of a tiny number of charged particles may solve a longstanding mystery about thin gas disks rotating around young stars, according to...

This giant dinosaur reveals why many prehistoric meat-eaters had such tiny arms

Scientists have discovered a new huge, meat-eating dinosaur, dubbed Meraxes gigas. The new dinosaur provides clues about the evolution and biology of dinosaurs such as...

Scientists find rare wild ancestors of feral pigeons on British and Irish islands

Researchers led by members of Oxford University's Department of Biology have found rare colonies of the wild ancestors of common domestic and feral pigeons. Already...

Tonga volcano eruption triggered atmospheric gravity waves that reached the edge of space

The eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai on 15 January 2022 created waves that reverberated around the earth and reached 100km into the ionosphere. The eruption...

Extreme heat waves may increase death in heart disease

Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania found that extreme heat waves have a deadly connection with cardiovascular mortality. The research is published in JAMA Network...

Dinosaurs took over amid ice, not warmth, shows mass extinction study

Many of us know the conventional theory of how the dinosaurs died 66 million years ago: In Earth’s fiery collision with a meteorite, and a...

What controls the thickness of Earth’s continental crust?

A new Yale study may have settled a scientific debate over what controls the thickness of Earth’s continental crust. The crusty conundrum carries fundamental implications. The...

Underwater jars reveal Roman period winemaking practices

Winemaking practices in coastal Italy during the Roman period involved using native grapes for making wine in jars waterproofed with imported tar pitch, according...