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Small farmers sink or swim in globalization's tsunami  PHYS.ORG · 38 minutes
Whether small-time farmers across the world get swept away by globalization or ride a wave of new opportunities depends largely on how much control they can get, according to a new study... more
Small farmers sink or swim in globalization's tsunami  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
From a synthesis of 12 cases, researchers found when smallholder farmers are connected to faraway systems, the key is to empower them to higher agency and more livelihood opportunities. more
A year of surprising science from NASA's InSight Mars mission  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
A new understanding of Mars is beginning to emerge, thanks to the first year of NASA's InSight lander mission. Findings described in a set of six papers published... more
A year of surprising science from NASA's InSight Mars mission  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new understanding of Mars is beginning to emerge, thanks to the first year of NASA's InSight lander mission. Findings described in a set of six papers reveal... more
The seismicity of Mars  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
On 26 November 2018, the NASA InSight lander successfully set down on Mars in the Elysium Planitia region. Seventy Martian days later, the mission's seismometer SEIS began recording the planet's vibrations. A team of researchers and engineers at ETH Zurich,... more
First direct seismic measurements of Mars reveal a geologically active planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The first reports of seismic activity and ground vibrations on Mars are in. The red planet has a moderate level of seismic activity, intermediate between Earth... more
First direct seismic measurements of Ьars reveal a geologically active planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The first reports of seismic activity and ground vibrations on Mars are in. The red planet has a moderate level of seismic activity, intermediate between Earth... more
How earthquakes deform gravity  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Lightning—one, two, three—and thunder. For centuries, people have estimated the distance of a thunderstorm from the time between lightning and thunder. The greater the time gap between the two signals, the further away the observer is from the location of... more
Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viral  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Even as illnesses and deaths from the new virus increase, fear is advancing like a tsunami, and not just around the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the outbreak that has... more
Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales' ability to find food, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Otago scientists studying sperm whales off the coast of Kaikōura have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year. more
Journey to the center of Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
While InSight's seismometer has been patiently waiting for the next big marsquake to illuminate its interior and define its crust-mantle-core structure, two scientists, have built a new compositional model for Mars. They used rocks from Mars... more
Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales' ability to find food  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists studying sperm whales have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year. The research is among the first to examine the impact of a large earthquake... more
Journey to the center of Mars: A new compositional model for the red planet  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
While InSight's seismometer has been patiently waiting for the next big marsquake to illuminate its interior and define its crust-mantle-core... more
Journey to the center of Mars  nanowerk · 5 days
While NASA's InSight's seismometer has been patiently waiting for the next big marsquake to illuminate its interior and define its crust-mantle-core structure, two scientists have built a new compositional model for Mars. more
The origins of roughness  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Most natural and artificial surfaces are rough: metals and even glasses that appear smooth to the naked eye can look like jagged mountain ranges under the microscope. There is currently no uniform theory about the origin of this roughness despite... more
The origins of surface roughness: Atomic deformation within and on the surface of a solid  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Most natural and artificial surfaces are rough: Metals and even glasses that appear smooth to the naked eye... more
Early PTSD treatment for children after a disaster provides lasting health benefits  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. The temblor destroyed cities and is estimated to have killed... more
Researchers investigate how early life trauma contributes to functional neurological disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In individuals with functional neurological disorder, the brain generally appears structurally normal on clinical MRI scans but functions incorrectly (akin to a computer software crashing), resulting... more
Geothermal energy: Drilling a 3,000-meter deep well  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Destabilizing the precarious equilibrium at depth with geothermal wells may reactivate the geological layers causing earthquakes. Researchers have studied the seismic activity linked to a geothermal drilling in search of supercritical fluids. They discovered... more
Geothermal energy: Drilling a 3,000 meters deep well  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Destabilizing the precarious equilibrium at depth with geothermal wells may reactivate the geological layers causing earthquakes. Researchers have studied the seismic activity linked to a geothermal drilling in search of supercritical fluids.... more
Using submarine cables to detect earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Installing seismic sensors on the ocean floor can be a difficult and expensive task. But what if seismic activity could be monitored by using something that's already down there – pre-existing submarine telecommunications cables? Partially supported... more
Scientists identify gene as potential therapeutic target for dementia in people with Parkinson's  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Dementia is one of the most debilitating consequences of Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurological condition characterized by tremors, stiffness, slow movement and... more
Peeking at the plumbing of one of the Aleutian's most-active volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new approach to analyzing seismic data reveals deep vertical zones of low seismic velocity in the plumbing system underlying Alaska's Cleveland volcano, one of the... more
Peeking at the plumbing of one of the Aleutian's most-active volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new approach to analyzing seismic data reveals deep vertical zones of low seismic velocity in the plumbing system underlying Alaska's Cleveland volcano, one of the... more
Mountains influence the impact of earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
According to the research of Professor Mark van der Meijde, mountains influence the impact of earthquakes. It was already known that the topography of an area has an influence on earthquakes, but the major influence at... more
Pre-eruption seismograms recovered for 1980 Mount St. Helens event  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Nearly 40 years ago, analog data tapes faithfully recorded intense seismic activity in the two months before the historic eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington State in May 1980.... more
Upper-plate earthquakes caused uplift along New Zealand's Northern Hikurangi Margin  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Earthquakes along a complex series of faults in the upper plate of New Zealand's northern Hikurangi Subduction Margin were responsible for coastal uplift in the region, according to... more
Rebuilding from the ashes of disaster: What Australia can learn from India  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A key question facing us all after Australia's unprecedented bushfires is how will we do reconstruction differently? We need to ensure our rebuilding and... more
Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers used a novel technique to study the faults in the Japan Trench, the subduction zone where the magnitude 9.1 Tohoku-Oki earthquake struck in... more
Icelandic volcano swell signals potential eruption  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Small earthquakes and a so-called "inflation" of the mountain, signalling a potential volcanic eruption, have been reported near Iceland's famous "Blue Lagoon," local authorities said Monday. more
Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the aftermath of the devastating Tohoku-Oki earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan in March 2011, seismologists were stunned by the unprecedented... more
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Solomon Islands  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Solomon Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. more
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