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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

Aug. 6, 2015 — An international team of scientists has pieced together the first complete account of what physically happened during the Gorkha earthquake -- a picture that explains how the large temblor wound up ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images shows the ... read more

July 30, 2015 — New findings have implications for questions regarding how animals and plants grow minerals into shapes that have no relation to their original crystal symmetry, and why some contaminants are ... read more

July 30, 2015 — Since 2010, the best estimate of the age of Earth's magnetic field has been 3.45 billion years. But now a researcher responsible for that finding has new data showing the magnetic field is far ... read more

July 29, 2015 — For centuries, people have transformed and splintered landscapes and ecosystems in North America. This radical altering of nature makes it tough for scientists to analyze the continent’s ... read more

July 28, 2015 — A team of researchers has for the first time recovered a magnetic field record from ancient minerals for Iron Age southern Africa (between 1000 and 1500 AD). The data, combined with the current ... read more

July 28, 2015 — New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, DC, could drop by six or more inches in the next century -- adding to the problems of ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Many processes inside the earth are still enigmatic. One of the open questions is how neighboring chains of volcanoes, supplied by the same volcanic hotspot, can emit material of distinct geochemical ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Scientists have engaged in a unique study of potentially destructive high-energy electrons streaking into Earth's atmosphere from space, for the first time employing two distinctly different and ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Compared to its celestial neighbors Venus and Mars, Earth is a pretty habitable place. So how did we get so lucky? A new study sheds light on the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth to ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Gravity data captured by satellite has allowed researchers to take a closer look at the geology deep beneath the Tibetan ... read more

July 20, 2015 — A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles ... read more

Cool Summer of 2013 Boosted Arctic Sea Ice

July 20, 2015 — The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to scientists. This suggests that the ice ... read more

July 19, 2015 — Hidden secrets about life in Somerset 190 million years ago have been revealed in a new study of some remarkable fossils. Thanks to exceptional conditions of preservation, a whole marine ecosystem ... read more

July 16, 2015 — The location of the second largest volcanic eruption in human history, the waters off Greece's Santorini are the site of newly discovered opalescent pools forming at 250 meters depth. The ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Unless humans slow the destruction of Earth's declining supply of plant life, civilization like it is now may become completely unsustainable, according to a new ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Geologists describe thinning of the lithosphere that they associate with the formation of a metamorphic core complex in the Central Iranian ... read more

July 9, 2015 — A new review analyzing three decades of research on the historic effects of melting polar ice sheets found that global sea levels have risen at least six meters, or about 20 feet, above present ... read more

July 8, 2015 — A two-month voyage tracking a deep current flowing from one of the most active underwater volcanoes on Earth proves that iron released from hydrothermal vents travels thousands of miles, providing a ... read more

July 7, 2015 — The Earth's magnetic field experiences reversals such that north becomes south. The age of the latest reversal is unclear. Researchers have dated volcanic ash that was formed immediately before ... read more

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