The massive Toba volcanic eruption on the island of Sumatra about 74,000 years ago did not cause a six-year-long "volcanic winter" in East Africa and thereby cause the human population in the region to plummet, according to new University...
A study by Monash scientists has found that a rare earth affects the fate of a key reaction with copper, gold, silver, and uranium mineralisation. The work is part of the "Olympic Dam in a test tube" project, where researchers...
Damage caused by the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. Credit:Flickr/Jasperdo Historical sleuthing has turned up evidence for a possible link between oil production and a handful of damaging earthquakes that took place in the Los Angeles Basin during its oil boom...
Scientists at Lamont are using all types of scientific platforms for real-time data analysis, from seafloor to space. Credit: Columbia University Across the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory campus, scientists are exploring undersea volcanoes, monitoring coastal erosion along hard-to-reach shorelines, and studying...
New research provides the first direct evidence for the Gulf Stream blender effect, identifying a new mechanism of mixing water across the swift-moving current. The results have important implications for weather, climate and fisheries because ocean mixing plays a...
A polynya, or an opening in the sea ice, was present in the Southern Ocean in the 1970s. This image shows the sea ice concentration averaged over three September months 1974-1976 during the Weddell Polynya, made with data from...
The 160-square-foot stream table was designed to progressively “grow” a mechanically driven fold across which small “rivers” flowed, causing erosion.Credit: Image courtesy of University of California - Santa Barbara Sometimes the answers to our most persistent questions are found in...
Planet Earth. The tardigrade, also known as the water bear, is the toughest, most resilient, form of life on Earth. Credit: © timothyh / Fotolia The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear,...
Schematic summary of research findings showing the sequence of slip behavior. Credit: UC Riverside Preparation and good timing enabled Gareth Funning and a team of researchers to collect a unique data set following the 2014 South Napa earthquake that showed...
At the Colorado River delta, cheniers of dead clam shells epitomize the carbon dioxide being added to the atmosphere upstream.Credit: Jansen Smith/Provided Scientists have begun to account for the topsy-turvy carbon cycle of the Colorado River delta -- once a...
A new study shows that the flora of the Northern Russian permafrost lags behind the climate often by several thousand years. Credit: © Klim Savchenkov / Flickr The Siberian permafrost regions include those areas of Earth, which heat up very...