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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes Oklahoma, felt in St. Louis

CUSHING, OK – A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck Sunday evening near Cushing, Oklahoma. It rattled several surrounding states in the U.S. heartland, …

Articles | OutThere Colorado

Colorado mountaineer Ben Clark runs a section of the Snowman Trek in Bhutan, the most difficult trail in the world. Photo Credit: JOMOLHARI, courtesy …

How Geology Made America Great

The story of the Appalachians began almost half a billion years ago. The first British colonialists arrived in North America just 400 years ago. Yet both events are connected and shaped the history of the modern United States. Without a series of mountain building cycles 65 to 490 million years ago …

Earth Science

Scientists Can't Figure Out Where Mount St. Helens' Heat Comes From

A mystery never seen before in a volcano of this caliber.<p>Washington State's Mount St. Helens made headlines in 1980 when it was responsible for the deadliest volcano eruption in American history. But that's not all that makes it unique: apparently the insides of the volcano are curiously cold, made …

An Asteroid With a ‘Gremlin’ Moon Flew By Earth on Halloween

Trend alert: Halloween asteroids are a thing.<p>It looks like Earth has been visited by trick-or-treating Halloween asteroids for the second year in a row. New NASA footage reveals that asteroid 2003 YT1, estimated to be 2.63 kilometers (1.6 miles) across, zipped past Earth on Monday at a distance of …

Italy faces more earthquakes in near future, scientists warn

Seismologists say recent tremors were caused by a geological shift that may herald further disasters<p>Scientists have warned that central Italy faces a serious risk of suffering further devastating earthquakes in the near future. The region – in central Italy north of Rome – has already been struck …

Aurora Hunters Have Spotted a Strange Green 'Airglow' Hanging Over Earth

That's not an aurora.<p>Amateur astronomers and aurora hunters alike have been reporting a green glow across the UK sky. Easily confused with the aurora …

Astronomy

The geology that causes Italy's spine to quake

The cluster of earthquakes that have hit Italy this year are the latest in a long history of destruction. Italy sits on the boundary where the African tectonic plate is diving down beneath the Eurasian plate<p>For people living along Italy’s picturesque Apennine mountain spine, these are worrying …

Earthquake: Shallow 4.1 quake strikes near Laytonville, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Sunday morning eight miles from Laytonville, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 41 miles from Ukiah, 70 miles from Fortuna and 72 …

Quiz: Mars Or Earth?

From a distance, Earth and Mars are nothing alike. The water-rich, life-filled world that we call home looks nothing like the frozen, desert wastelands of the red planet. But the following ten images might prove to you that telling these two worlds apart is harder than you might imagine. Can you …

Why Oklahoma Can't Turn Off Its Earthquakes

Sunday night's 5.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Cushing, Okla., is the latest and, in some ways, the most troubling in a series of temblors that has …

Is Hawaii’s Biggest Volcano About to Blow?

Photo by Anish Patel/Flickr<p>Mauna Loa, Hawaii's largest active volcano, during a quiet moment.<p>Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on Earth, is …

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Марсианские дюны пролили свет на историю атмосферы

Астрономы обнаружили на Марсе уникальный тип песчаных дюн, который никогда не встречался ученым на Земле. Форма ряби на них связана с истончением …

There's one place in the world that's getting colder instead of warmer

As carbon pollution cranks up the global thermostat, the Southern Ocean is getting cooler, not warmer.<p>While Arctic sea ice has dwindled, Antarctic sea ice has persisted and even grown.<p>What could explain this phenomenon?<p>Finally, scientists have cracked the case.<p>According a new study published in …

Озоновый слой над Антарктидой начал восстанавливаться

Ученые из Массачусетского технологического института заявили, что им удалось обнаружить первые признаки «исцеления» озонового слоя над Антарктидой, …

Did Exxon Lie About Global Warming?

At 9 a.m., ExxonMobil’s shareholders start to file into Dallas’ Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for their annual meeting. Security personnel check …

Climate

Scientists warn of 'global climate emergency' over shifting jet stream

Two environmentalists have declared a “global climate emergency” after the Northern hemisphere jet stream was found to have crossed the equator, …

Secrets from the past point to rapid climate change in the future

New research into the Earth's paleoclimate history by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies director James Hansen suggests the potential for …

Ocean circulation implicated in past abrupt climate changes

There was a period during the last ice age when temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere went on a rollercoaster ride, plummeting and then rising …

It's Asteroid Day: Consider this newly discovered space rock that circles around Earth

On Asteroid Day, you may be interested to learn that the moon isn't the only space rock doing circles around the Earth — a little asteroid is also …

How the Northern Lights are helping us hunt for life across the universe

On Monday, Nasa's Juno spacecraft is due to make its plunge into Jupiter's atmosphere. The arrival marks the start of the mission's unparalleled …

Astronomy

Google Search shakes things up with earthquake summaries

Earthquakes might not be a part of your daily life, but the US Geological Survey estimates that somewhere in the neighborhood of 500,000 earthquakes occur on planet Earth each year, and that nearly a fifth of these are strong enough to be appreciated by humans. Since this natural phenomenon (and …

Ученые разглядели в древних гробницах телескопы

Входы в древние захоронения могли использоваться людьми для наблюдения за звездами. Такую идею выдвинули ученые из Университета Ноттингем Трент в …

31 scientific societies just told Congress to take their climate denial and shove it

Scientists have had enough of Congress' climate denial. On Tuesday, a whopping 31 major scientific groups — representing tens of thousands of …

Таблица Менделеева официально пополнилась 4 элементами

Международный союз теоретической и прикладной химии (ИЮПАК) присвоил название четырем новым элементам, сообщается на сайте ИЮПАК (IUPAC - …

Когда погаснет Солнце?

Астроном Владимир Кузнецов о красном гиганте, белом карлике и состоянии планет Солнечной системы после смерти Солнца

13 заблуждений о глобальном потеплении [Veritasium]

«Шрамы» Земли повлияли на современные геологические процессы

Ученые из университета Торонто и Абердинского университета пришли к выводу, что древние аномальные образования в литосфере Земли могут влиять на …