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Bob Hardage: Using seismic technologies in oil and gas exploration

Seismic waves, the same type of waves used to study earthquakes, are also used to explore deep underground for reservoirs of oil and natural</i> …

Feathered everything: just how many dinosaurs had feathers?

As I've recently been going heavily on the feathers theme, it seemed appropriate to deal with a major question in dinosaur palaeontology that is …

In Ancient Ice, Clues That Scientists Are Underestimating Future Sea Levels

The cold, hard facts<p>The skies do strange things at the NEEM camp, a remote ice-drilling and research facility on the northern Greenland ice sheet. Midnight sunshine. Low clouds of sparkling ice crystals known as "diamond dust." But when rain fell instead of snow last summer, complete with a rainbow …

Supercontinent: how the world is moving together

This year is the 50th anniversary of one of 20th-century science's most important discoveries – the revelation that the land below us is on the move; …

First Images Of How A Molecule's Structure Changes In A Reaction

Visualizing chemistry is awesome!<p>Researchers have for the first time captured atomic-scale images of molecules before and after a chemical reaction--a breakthrough that will help researchers and students better visualize chemistry and could eventually lead to improved electronics.<p>Traditionally, …

Two Volcanoes Erupting in Alaska | Science Features

Added: Friday, April 22nd, 2016<p>Filed under: Featured, Natural Hazards<p>By: Diane Noserale, dnoseral@usgs.gov<p>USGS Scientists Return to Himalayan Nation …

Super Expensive Metals - Periodic Table of Videos

FYI: What Is The Limit To How Fast A Human Can Run?

Scientific and technological advances are making that an awfully complicated question.<p>The limit to how fast a human can run is 9.48 seconds for the 100-meter race, 0.10 seconds faster than Usain Bolt's current world record, according to Stanford biologist Mark Denny. That is, if you are talking …

Galaxy formation during first 2bn years of the universe - video

This Nasa simulation shows the formation of a galaxy during the first 2bn years of the universe. The supercomputer-generated footage displays …

Beneath A Glacier's White, Researchers See Green

In the news business, an evergreen is a story that doesn't have to run on a particular day, but can stay fresh for a long time.<p>This is an evergreen story about an evergreen. In particular, a group of plants called bryophytes. Turns out they may be evergreen quite a bit longer than most people …

The first successful ascent of Everest 60 years ago – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/may/23/mount-everest-first-successful-ascent-in-pictures<p>720<p>A new book published by the Royal …

Chile fines Barrick Gold $16m for Pascua-Lama mine

<b>Chilean authorities have fined the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp, more than $16m for environmental offences.</b><p>Construction at the Pascua-Lama mine, on the border with Argentina, has been suspended until a system to contain contaminated water is put in place.<p>The news led to …

South America

New to nature special: the top 10 new species

On 23 May,the International Institute for Species Exploration announced the annual top 10 new species for the sixth time. A committee of taxon …

Viewpoint: Mars - what we've learnt in five years

Read Dr Tom Pike's Phoenix mission blog<p><b>On 25 May, it will be five years since Nasa's robotic spacecraft Phoenix touched down in the Martian "arctic". Here, Dr Tom Pike, one of the mission scientists on Phoenix, explains what we've learnt about the Red Planet in that time.</b><p>I'm tightly sandwiched …

Imperial College London

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Albireo, beloved double star

Albireo is known best for the striking color contrast between its two stars – the brighter gold star and the dimmer blue star.<p>Albireo – also called …

Astronomy

New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …

15 Years of Very Large Telescope Celebrated With New Image of Stellar Nursery IC 2944

ESO is celebrating 15 years of its Very Large Telescope with this new image of IC 2944, a stellar nursery. IC 2944 appears as the softly glowing pink …

Shifty mantle may skew sea level estimates - Futurity

SYRACUSE U. / U. CHICAGO (US) — Changes in a prehistoric shoreline stretching from Virginia …

Sea Level