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Disasters can affect cervical cancer screening for years  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Screening is important for the early detection of cervical cancer, but rates were significantly affected, in some areas for years, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. more
Indonesian volcano spews massive ash cloud  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Indonesia's most active volcano Mount Merapi erupted Friday, shooting a column of ash some 5,000 metres (16,000 feet) into the air in its second major eruption this month. more
Disasters have a major impact on cervical cancer screening for years  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cervical cancer screening rates in Japan were significantly affected in the years following the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, Tohoku University scientists report in... more
Coral tells own tale about El Niño's past  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists use data from ancient coral to build a record of temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last millennium. The data question previous links between volcanic eruptions and El Niño... more
No consistent ENSO response to volcanic forcing over the last millennium  Science Magazine · 3 days
The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) shapes global climate patterns yet its sensitivity to external climate forcing remains uncertain. Modeling studies suggest that ENSO is sensitive to... more
Dimensionality reduction analysis reveals fine-scale diversity within the Japanese population  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Geographically isolated from mainland Eurasia, the island nation of Japan has seen little in the way of population mixing for thousands of years. more
Simulation: Dust could have spread evenly over Earth after Chicxulub asteroid strike  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Two researchers, one with the Planetary Science Institute, the other Imperial College, have created a simulation that they believe shows how dust could have... more
Eclectic rocks influence earthquake types  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New Zealand's largest fault is a jumble of mixed-up rocks of all shapes, sizes, compositions and origins. According to research from a global team of scientists, this motley mixture could help explain why the fault generates slow-motion earthquakes... more
Scientists get first look at cause of 'slow motion' earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team of scientists has for the first time identified the conditions deep below the Earth's surface that lead to the triggering of so-called 'slow motion' earthquakes. more
Tsunami watch for Hawaii lifted after north Pacific quake  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the northern Pacific on Wednesday and forecasters said tsunami waves were possible for the nearest shores. A brief tsunami watch for Hawaii was canceled. more
Christmas Island discovery redraws map of life  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The world's animal distribution map will need to be redrawn and textbooks updated, after researchers discovered the existence of 'Australian' species on Christmas Island. The finding revises the long-held understanding of the location of... more
Aftershocks rattle Croatian capital a day after strong quake  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Croatia has experienced a series of aftershocks a day after a strong earthquake caused widespread damage and injured at least 27 people amid a partial coronavirus lockdown of the capital. more
Croatia quake injures 17 amid partial coronavirus lockdown  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A strong earthquake has shaken Croatia and its capital, causing widespread damage and panic more
Strong quake shakes Croatia, damaging buildings in capital  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A strong earthquake shook Croatia and its capital on Sunday, causing widespread damage and panic. A 15-year-old was reported in critical condition and others were injured, news outlets reported. more
Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new paper points out the need for an important new refinement to radiocarbon dating. The research has relevance for understanding key dates in Mediterranean history and prehistory, including the tomb of Tutankhamen and... more
Earthquake rattles millions on edge amid coronavirus threat  ABC NEWS · 1 week
With much of normal life at a screeching halt to combat the coronavirus, millions of people in Utah are hunkered down in the safety of their homes more
6.3-magnitude quake strikes south of Indonesia's Bali  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A strong earthquake jolted Indonesia's holiday island of Bali early on Thursday, but no tsunami warning was issued. more
Quake rattles Salt Lake City, damages Mormon temple  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Salt Lake City in the US state of Utah on Wednesday, damaging an iconic Mormon temple and disrupting efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. more
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake just slammed Utah, the state's largest in nearly 30 years  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck northern Utah this morning. It was the state's largest quake since 1992. more
‘Stealth Transmission’ Facilitates Rapid Geographic Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Undetected cases, many of which were likely not severely symptomatic, were largely responsible for the rapid geographic spread... more
Shifts in deep geologic structure may have magnified great 2011 Japan tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake struck under the seabed off Japan—the most powerful quake to hit the country in modern times,... more
Scientists quantify how wave power drives coastal erosion  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Over millions of years, Hawaiian volcanoes have formed a chain of volcanic islands stretching across the Northern Pacific, where ocean waves from every direction, stirred up by distant storms or carried in... more
Hiker finds bombs dropped into Mauna Loa volcano in 1935  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A hiker in Hawaii rediscovered evidence of a 1935 attempt to use bombs to redirect a lava flow from Mauna Loa's flank. more
Separations between earthquakes reveal clear patterns  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When large earthquakes occur, seismologists are well aware that subsequent, smaller tremors are likely to take place afterwards in the surrounding geographical region. So far, however, few studies have explored how the similarity between these inter-earthquake... more
Separations between earthquakes reveal clear patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
So far, few studies have explored how the similarity between inter-earthquake times and distances is related to their separation from initial events. In a new study, researchers show that the two values become increasingly correlated the... more
'Fossil earthquakes' offer new insight into seismic activity deep below Earth's surface  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A major international study has shed new light on the mechanisms through which earthquakes are triggered up to 40km beneath the earth's surface. more
Japan's experience with earthquakes can help teach us to learn to live with floods  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The intense rainfall from storms this winter has caused severe flooding in numerous cities across the UK. The storms have... more
Remote South American kelp forests surveyed for first time since 1973  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the kelp forests of Tierra del Fuego, at the southernmost tip of South America, the relative abundance of kelp, sea urchins, and sea stars has... more
Injection strategies are crucial for geothermal projects  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The fear of earthquakes is one of the main reasons for reservations about geothermal energy. In order to get hot water from the depths, crevices in the rock underground often have to be created.... more
Why organisms shrink in a warming world  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Everyone is talking about global warming. A team of paleontologists has recently investigated how prehistoric organisms reacted to climate change, basing their research on belemnites. These shrunk significantly when the water temperature rose as... more
Researchers find adaptive morphology influenced by climate  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of palaeontologists at GeoZentrum Nordbayern at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) recently investigated how prehistoric organisms react to climate change, basing their research on belemnites. These shrunk significantly when the water temperature rose as... more
Damaging impacts of warming moderated by migration of rainfed crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Many studies seek to estimate the adverse effects of climate change on crops, but most research assumes that the geographic distribution of crops will remain unchanged in the... more
Damaging impacts of warming moderated by migration of rainfed crops  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Many studies seek to estimate the adverse effects of climate change on crops, but most research assumes that the geographic distribution of crops will remain unchanged in the... more
Historic migration patterns are written in Americans' DNA  MIT · 3 weeks
Genetic, geographic, and demographic data from more than 30,000 Americans reveal more genetic diversity within ancestry groups than previously thought. more
Researchers develop new explanation for destructive earthquake vibrations  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
High-frequency vibrations are some of the most damaging ground movements produced by earthquakes, and researchers have a new theory about how they're produced. more
Lateral propagation-induced subduction initiation at passive continental margins controlled by preexisting lithospheric weakness  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Understanding the conditions for forming new subduction zones at passive continental margins is important for understanding plate tectonics and the Wilson cycle.... more
The Latest: Virus travel limits cut into global air demand  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The International Air Transport Association says the virus outbreak hit passenger flight demand in January, slowing monthly growth to its lowest level since April 2010, when a volcano... more
New insights into the transatlantic slave trade on African ancestry in the Americas  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Transatlantic Slave Trade transported more than 9 million Africans to the Americas between the early 16th and the mid-19th centuries. In... more
Study identifies geographical clustering of childhood malnutrition in India  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Childhood malnutrition in India remains a major problem. A new study shows that the problem is concentrated in specific geographic areas, which could help policymakers working to address the issue. more
Researchers develop new explanation for destructive earthquake vibrations  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Earthquakes produce seismic waves with a range of frequencies, from the long, rolling motions that make skyscrapers sway, to the jerky, high-frequency vibrations that cause tremendous damage to houses and other smaller... more
Source of Indonesian earthquakes and tsunamis located  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Devastating historical earthquakes and tsunamis in Indonesia can be traced to a recently discovered submarine extensional fault system, where sediment slumping along the fault zone triggers the tsunamis, according to a study published in... more
Sinking sea mountains make and muffle earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Subduction zones—places where one tectonic plate dives beneath another—are where the world's largest and most damaging earthquakes occur. A new study has found that when underwater mountains—also known as seamounts—are pulled into subduction zones,... more
New version of Earth model captures detailed climate dynamics  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Earth supports a breathtaking range of geographies, ecosystems and environments, each of which harbors an equally impressive array of weather patterns and events. Climate is an aggregate of all these... more
Machine learning picks out hidden vibrations from earthquake data  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Over the last century, scientists have developed methods to map the structures within the Earth's crust, in order to identify resources such as oil reserves, geothermal sources, and, more recently,... more
Machine learning picks out hidden vibrations from earthquake data  MIT · 4 weeks
Technique may help scientists more accurately map vast underground geologic structures. more
Video: Researching how microplastics can end up in farmland  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Freya Radford is a PhD student in Geography and Environmental Science. She is researching micro-plastic pollution in agricultural land through organic fertilisers made from sewage sludge. more
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