Geography

Why are big storms bringing so much more rain?

For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States: Harvey in 2017, Florence...

Deep dive into Earth’s interior shows change isn’t skin deep

They say it's what's on the inside that counts. And so it goes with the planet's surface; from mountain ranges to a river's drainage, the...

NASA moon rocks help form new picture of early moon and Earth

Scientists believe the moon formed after a large object crashed into the Earth, but details have been murky about what happened next. Most people only...

Scientists solve the ocean acidity mystery in last mass extinction

A new study led by Yale University confirms a long-held theory about the last great mass extinction event in history and how it affected...

Archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old street in Jerusalem built by Pontius Pilate

An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the...

Europe’s largest meteorite crater home to deep ancient life

Fractured rocks of impact craters have been suggested to host deep microbial communities on Earth, and potentially other terrestrial planets, yet direct evidence remains...

Paleontologists discover complete theropod dinosaur specimen

The discovery of a nearly complete dromaeosaurid Saurornitholestes langstoni specimen is providing critical information for the evolution of theropod dinosaurs, according to new research...

Early humans moved through the Mediterranean much earlier than believed

An international research team led by scientists from McMaster University has unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited...

Some lunar ice deposits are younger than we thought

The discovery of ice deposits in craters scattered across the Moon's south pole has helped to renew interest in exploring the lunar surface, but...

Submarine canyons on Earth could help explain landscapes on Mars

Submarine canyons are a final frontier on planet Earth. There are thousands of these breathtaking geological features hidden within the depths of the ocean -...

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Viruses live on doorknobs and phones and can get you sick – smart cleaning...

One vomiting episode from someone infected with norovirus emits billions and billions of individual viruses. That’s enough to fuel an outbreak – and is exactly...

Scientists solve the mysteries of Uranus’ oddities

The ice giant Uranus' unusual attributes have long puzzled scientists. All of the planets in our Solar System revolve around the Sun in the same...

Opioid prescriptions linked to obesity, new study shows

In two new studies, researchers shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. One of the...

Drugs considered for COVID-19 may increase risk for dangerous heart disease

Some people consider treating coronavirus patients with a combination of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin. But in a new study, researchers advise...

Lockdowns need to last more than 6 weeks to contain COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found that aggressive intervention such as lockdowns to contain COVID-19 must last for at least 44 days. The research was...

This new drug may strongly block early stages of COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. The study provides new...