Some volcanoes ‘scream’ at ever-higher pitches until erupting — the ‘scream’ being the harmonic tremors that often accompany the earthquakes which typically precede volcanic eruptions, according to new research from … [Read full article]
Phosphorus — an element essential to life as we know it — is only present on the surface of the Earth as a result of being brought here by meteorites, … [Read full article]
You may not have consciously thought about it, but I imagine that to some of you out there who have an environmentally conscientious brain, the fact that the Northern Hemisphere … [Read full article]
The disappearance of forest birds in Guam’s island ecosystem, as a result of the invasive brown treesnake, has led to a ‘plague’ of spiders in the local jungles. Nearly … [Read full article]
Researchers from three university business schools recently conducted a pair of ‘death priming’ experiments in which participants were tasked with making decisions about what to do with lottery winnings, and, … [Read full article]
The slow moving weather systems that lead to massive snowfalls like the now popularly known Snowmageddon that hit the East Coast of the United States in the winter of 2009-10 … [Read full article]
Scientists who witnessed the eruption of a deep sea volcano during a 2009 expedition report that the volcano was taking place near a tear in the planetary crust that is mimicking the birth of a subduction zone.
A growing body of scientific evidence has led researchers to believe that in a warmer climate there will be no “tipping point” beyond which the Arctic sea ice cannot recover if temperatures start to decrease. Added to this is new research out of the University of Washington which suggests that even if the planet warmed enough to melt all polar sea ice, it could still recover if the temperatures cooled again.
A recent analysis of catch data calls into question the accuracy of previous surveys of marine ecosystem health. Without accurate data, environmental policy makers may be unable to determine if … [Read full article]