Tessa Mae Thompson

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Dusty Anthology

Hidden 'Ocean' Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth's Core

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.<p>A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue …

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Transiting exoplanet with longest year yet

Most distant planets known so far orbit close to their stars and thus have a short “year.” Kepler-421b has a year about twice as long as Earth’s.<p>The …

Astronomy

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

2 New Holes Mysteriously Appear in Siberia

Two new mysterious holes have appeared in the Siberian permafrost, the Siberian <i>Times</i> reports—just two weeks after the first crater appeared in the …

Global Warming

Hollow Earth conspiracy theories: the hole truth

For centuries, Hollow Earth conspiracy theorists have tried to prove that there’s a whole other world beneath our own. But first they need to find the way in...<p><b>Late at night, on October 4 2002, a strange guest appeared</b> on a cult American <b>radio</b> show. Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell had a reputation …