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Searching for hidden earthquakes in Southern California  Science Magazine · 3 days
Earthquakes follow a well-known power-law size relation, with smaller events occurring much more often than larger events. Earthquake catalogs are thus dominated by small earthquakes, yet still missing a much larger number of even... more
Data mining digs up hidden clues to major California earthquake triggers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture... more
Scientists identify almost two million previously 'hidden' earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Pouring through 10 years' worth of Southern California seismic data with the scientific equivalent of a fine-tooth comb, Caltech seismologists have identified nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that occurred between... more
Tiny Earthquakes Shake Southern California Every 3 Minutes  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Scientists discover 1.8 million previously undetected earthquakes in the Golden State. more
More than a million tiny earthquakes revealed in Southern California  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
By putting millions of tiny quakes on record, scientists hope to learn more about what triggers the big ones. more
Tiny Earthquakes Happen Every Few Minutes In Southern California, Study Finds  NPR · 3 days
A new catalog of Southern California earthquakes is 10 times larger than its predecessor list. The details of frequent, small quakes help scientists study what triggers... more
Giant tortoises migrate unpredictably in the face of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Galapagos giant tortoises, sometimes called Gardeners of the Galapagos, are creatures of habit. In the cool dry season, the highlands of the volcano slopes are engulfed in cloud... more
Folding faults and seismic risk in the Kunlun range, Northwest Tibet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The tectonic deformation and growth pattern of the western Kunlun, which is the northwestern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, are not currently well understood. The surface... more
Strong 6.1-magnitude quake hits Taiwan, injuring 17 people  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, disrupting traffic and injuring 17 people. more
Entrepreneurs emerge as a force in Europe's refugee emergency  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The recent wave of immigration into Europe is nothing new for Italy; its proximity to Africa has made it a destination for years, particularly for sub-Saharan refugees. But geographers are... more
Volcanic Eruptions Caused End-Permian Extinction, New Evidence Confirms  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
An international team of paleontologists from China and the United States has found high levels of mercury in the end-Permian... more
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. The extinction 252 million years... more
New evidence suggests volcanoes caused biggest mass extinction ever  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers say mercury buried in ancient rock provides the strongest evidence yet that volcanoes caused the biggest mass extinction in the history of the Earth. more
Geographical range of vector-borne diseases expands rapidly, shows research  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in Amsterdam, Netherlands shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever,... more
Experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as Chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)... more
The Sun Is Spitting Out 'Lava Lamp Blobs' 500 Times the Size of Earth  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The blobs are real, they’re chock full of charged particles and they’re heading our way several times each day. more
New research supports volcanic origin of Kiruna-type iron ores  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The origin of giant apatite-iron oxide ores of the so-called 'Kiruna-type' has been the topic of a long standing debate that has lasted for over 100 years. In a new... more
Ice Ages occur when tropical islands and continents collide  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Earth's steady state is warm and balmy, but half a dozen times over the past billion years, the planet developed ice caps and glaciers. Researchers have now amassed evidence that... more
Experts find the origins of Europe's climate hidden in shrimp shells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of geographers has found indications that the climate we have in Europe today began 5000 years ago, hidden in the shells of mussel... more
New research supports volcanic origin of Kiruna-type iron ores  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The origin of so-called Kiruna-type apatite-iron oxide ores has been the topic of a longstanding debate for over 100 years. In a new article published in Nature Communications, a team... more
Measuring iceberg production with earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Global warming is significantly reducing the volume of ice sheets—like the one covering Greenland—through melting or by shearing away blocks of ice that tumble into the ocean and become icebergs, a process known as calving. more
Scientists create a super-fast robot microscope to search for dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the National University of science and technology MISIS (NUST MISIS, Moscow, Russia) and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN, Naples, Italy) have developed... more
Study: Neanderthals, Woolly Mammoths Shared Genetic Traits  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Neanderthals and woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) co-existed in similar geographic and environmental European settings during the Middle and Upper Pleistocene epochs and... more
Iron Volcanoes on Some Asteroids May Have Ejected Molten Metal  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The solar system is full of volcanoes — but scientists may have just identified an entirely new type of volcanic activity. more
Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Massey volcanologists have discovered the driving force behind superheated gas-and-ash clouds from volcanic eruptions, which may help save lives and infrastructure around the globe. more
Great Lakes ice cover forecasts: New approach enables local predictions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Highly localized and accurate Great Lakes ice cover forecasts have been demonstrated by researchers at the University of Michigan, and their predictive modeling tool can be adapted for... more
The Sun Is Spitting Out 'Lava Lamp Blobs' 500 Times the Size of Earth  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The blobs are real, they’re chock full of charged particles and they’re heading our way several times each day. more
Iron volcanoes may have erupted on metal asteroids  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Metallic asteroids are thought to have started out as blobs of molten iron floating in space. As if that's not strange enough, scientists now think that as the metal cooled and solidified,... more
How deadly, fast-moving flows of volcanic rock and gas cheat friction  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Mixtures of hot volcanic rock and gas called pyroclastic flows travel so far by gliding on air, a new study suggests. more
Scientists release most detailed map of Teton quake fault  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have completed the most detailed map yet of one of North America's most spectacular geologic faults with the hope of providing a better understanding of the earthquake risk at... more
California's Eerie 'Earthquake Pause' Is Unprecedented  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
California hasn't seen a ground-rupturing earthquake in 100 years. That's unprecedented. more
Damaging Sichuan earthquakes linked to fracking operations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Two moderate-sized earthquakes that struck the southern Sichuan Province of China last December and January were probably caused by nearby fracking operations, according to a new study. more
Damaging Sichuan earthquakes linked to fracking operations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two moderate-sized earthquakes that struck the southern Sichuan Province of China last December and January were probably caused by nearby fracking operations, according to a new study published in Seismological Research Letters. more
New study highlights need for equity in access to radiation therapy care in rural areas  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The newest study of America's radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although... more
Geographers use big data to predict how slope affects human travel rates  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For wildland firefighters retreating from the fire to a safety zone, predicting how long it takes to move across terrain can be a matter... more
Solar wind: And the blobs just keep on coming  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists re-inspected 45-year-old Helios data, finding long trains of massive blobs -- like lava lamp's otherworldly bubbles, but 50 to 500 times the size of Earth -- that ooze from... more
Starting over in new neighborhoods helps ex-offenders stay out of jail  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Are prisoners who go back to their old neighborhoods upon release more or less likely to get arrested again than those who move? That's the question... more
Crowdsourcing speeds up earthquake monitoring  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Data produced by Internet users can help to speed up the detection of earthquakes. An international team of scientists has presented a method to combine in real time data from seismic networks with information derived from users looking... more
California's current earthquake hiatus is an unlikely pause  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
There have been no major ground rupturing earthquakes along California's three highest slip rate faults in the past 100 years. A new study concludes that this current 'hiatus' has no precedent in... more
Earthquakes track subduction fluids from slab source to mantle wedge sink  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Subducting plates release fluids as they plunge into Earth’s mantle and occasionally rupture to produce intraslab earthquakes. It is debated whether fluids and earthquakes are directly... more
Identifying global centers of unsustainable commercial harvesting of species  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Overexploitation is one of the main threats to biodiversity, but the intensity of this threat varies geographically. We identified global concentrations, on land and at sea, of 4543 species threatened... more
Urban heat island: Aerodynamics or imperviousness?  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
More than half of the world’s population now live in cities, which are known to be heat islands. While daytime urban heat islands (UHIs) are traditionally thought to be the consequence of less evaporative cooling in... more
Crowdsourcing triggers rapid, reliable earthquake locations  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
In many cases, it takes several minutes after an earthquake to publish online a seismic location with confidence. Via monitoring for specific types of increased website, app, or Twitter usage, crowdsourced detection of seismic activity can... more
Crowdsourcing speeds up earthquake monitoring  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Data produced by internet users can help to speed up the detection of earthquakes. Fast and accurate information is essential in the case of earthquakes: Epicentre location, depth and magnitude are minimum requirements to reliably estimate their possibly... more
Metal asteroids may have once had iron-spewing volcanoes  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Two groups of scientists introduce the idea of “ferrovolcanism,” or iron volcanoes, that could have occurred on metal asteroids like Psyche. more
Otherworldly mirror pools and mesmerizing landscapes discovered on ocean floor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
While exploring hydrothermal vent and cold seep environments, Dr. Mandy Joye (University of Georgia), and her interdisciplinary research team discovered large venting mineral towers that reach up to... more
California's current earthquake hiatus is an unlikely pause  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
There have been no major ground rupturing earthquakes along California's three highest slip rate faults in the past 100 years. A new study published in Seismological Research Letters concludes that this current... more
Geographers use big data to predict how slope affects human travel rates  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Have you ever been running on a sidewalk making pretty good time, then hit a hill and slowed way down? If so, you've experienced... more
Light pollution: The dark side of keeping the lights on  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Twenty five years ago, Los Angeles experienced a massive power blackout due to an earthquake. The entire city was thrust into darkness. The emergency call service, 911, was... more
Sun, moon and sea as part of a 'seismic probe'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Looking inside the Earth requires a signal that can penetrate rocks, minerals and other opaque material. Seismic waves represent such a signal. By recording them with a seismometer,... more
Strong quake hits Alaska's remote Aleutians  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A strong earthquake has struck a remote section of Alaska's western Aleutian Islands, but seismologists say it didn't generate a tsunami. more
Permian volcanism contributed to atmospheric greenhouse gas content in Antarctica  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The Choiyoi magmatic Province, with an estimated volume of ~1.3 million square kilometers, represents a voluminous Permian subduction-related volcanic episode that has thus far been described only from... more
Permian volcanism contributed to atmospheric greenhouse gas content in Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Choiyoi magmatic Province, with an estimated volume of ~1.3 million square kilometers, represents a voluminous Permian subduction-related volcanic episode that has thus far been described only from... more
A slippery slope: How climate change is reshaping the Arctic landscape  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Increasing ground temperatures in the Arctic are indicators of global climate change, but until recently, areas of cold permafrost were thought to be relatively immune to... more
Large volcanic eruptions can alter hurricane strength and frequency  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study led by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researcher Suzana Camargo and Université du Québec à Montréal's Francesco Pausata provides deeper insight into how large volcanic eruptions affect hurricane activity.... more
Face-to-face workshops increase householders' natural disaster preparedness  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Face-to-face workshops based on the psychology of behavior change and disaster preparedness can be used to prompt households to take action to protect themselves against disasters such as earthquakes, fires and floods, a new... more
Researchers Find New Evidence of Deep Groundwater on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Research from the USC Arid Climate and Water Research Center suggests deep groundwater on Mars could still be... more
Chicago tops list of most dangerous cities for migrating birds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have ranked metropolitan areas where, due to a combination of light pollution and geography, birds are at the greatest risk of becoming attracted to and disoriented by... more
Face-to-face workshops increase household preparedness for disaster  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Face-to-face workshops based on the psychology of behavior change and disaster preparedness can be used to prompt households to take action to protect themselves against disasters such as earthquakes, fires and floods, a new... more
Face-to-face workshops increase household preparedness for disaster  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Face-to-face workshops based on the psychology of behaviour change and disaster preparedness can be used to prompt households to take action to protect themselves against disasters such as earthquakes, fires and floods, a new... more
Counties with more trees and shrubs spend less on Medicare  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study finds that Medicare costs tend to be lower in counties with more forests and shrublands than in counties dominated by other types of land cover.... more
Mexico raises alert level as volcano spews ash, lava  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Mexico raised the warning level for the Popocatepetl volcano to one step shy of a red alert Thursday, after it repeatedly spewed ash, smoke and lava into the air. more
New way of designing systems against correlated disruptions uses negative probability  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In March of 2011, a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered the automatic shutdown of reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and... more
Synergy for storage: Containing nuclear waste for thousands of years  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Browsing the Gilcrease Museum's collection of pre-Columbian American art and tools in Tulsa, OK, one keeps coming back to the obsidian knives, arrowheads (or "projectile points," to anthropologists),... more
Signs of 1906 earthquake revealed in mapping of offshore northern San Andreas Fault  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new high-resolution map of a poorly known section of the northern San Andreas Fault reveals signs of the 1906 San Francisco... more
Signs of 1906 earthquake revealed in mapping of offshore northern San Andreas Fault  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new high-resolution map of a poorly known section of the northern San Andreas Fault reveals signs of the 1906 San Francisco... more
Massive earthquakes provide new insight into deep Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In a first-ever study of two of the largest deep earthquakes ever recorded in human history, researchers reveal new and surprising information about our planet's mysterious, ever-changing interior. more
Massive earthquakes provide new insight into deep Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the waning months of 2018, two of the mightiest deep earthquakes ever recorded in human history rattled the Tonga-Fiji region of the South Pacific. more
Daring underwater mission reveals how deep ocean floor currents can travel thousands of kilometres  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An international team of scientists, including Dr. Esther Sumner from Ocean and Earth Science and Prof Stephen Darby from Geography... more
Image: Proba-V view of Galápagos  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A Proba-V view of the internationally protected, volcanic archipelago of the Galápagos and its surrounding marine reserve. This island chain is renowned for its many endemic species that were studied by Charles Darwin, directly contributing to his famous... more
The solid Earth breathes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The solid Earth breathes as volcanoes ''exhale'' gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) -- which are essential in regulating global climate -- while carbon ultimately from CO2 returns into the deep Earth when oceanic tectonic plates are forced to descend into... more
The solid Earth breathes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The solid Earth breathes as volcanoes "exhale" gases like carbon dioxide (CO2)—which are essential in regulating global climate—while carbon ultimately from CO2 returns into the deep Earth when oceanic tectonic plates are forced to descend into the mantle at subduction... more
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