Earth

Earth's Rotation Is Mysteriously Slowing Down: Experts Predict Uptick In 2018 Earthquakes

Scientists have found strong evidence that 2018 will see a big uptick in the number of large earthquakes globally. Earth’s rotation, as with many things, is cyclical, slowing down by a few milliseconds per day then speeding up again.<p>You and I will never notice this very slight variation in the …

Earth Science

Scientists warn big rise in severe earthquakes is coming next year as Earth’s rotation slows

Earth’s rotation is going to slow down next year – and it could unleash dozens of devastating earthquakes in heavily populated areas, scientists have …

Climate Change

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was “the glow …

Portland, OR

See How the Earth Has Changed Over the Past 20 Years in This NASA Timelapse

A new 20-year NASA timelapse taken from space shows in just a few minutes how life on Earth shapes the planet year by year.<p>The timelapse follows two …

Climate Change

Why the sky turned bright red for 9 days over East Asia in 1770

• <b>For nine days in 1770, the sky over Japan, Korea, and eastern China were a deep crimson red color.</b>• <b><br>Scientists were able to figure out that this happened because of an aurora, but new documents have revealed the phenomenon lasted much longer and over a larger area than they initially believed.</b>• <b><br>If such</b> …

Northern Lights

Watch NASA’s Incredible Timelapse Of Life On Earth Over The Years

NASA released an incredible timelapse Friday depicting life on Earth over the past 20 years. The video showed the earth “breathing,” including the …

World News

'It's a delicate place': Nasa captures 20 years of Earth's seasonal changes – video

A Nasa oceanographer explains how the US space agency successfully captured 20 years of changing seasons to form a striking new global map. The projection of the Earth and its biosphere is derived from two decades of satellite data from September 1997 to September 2017

NASA

Who’s minding the store on satellites and space junk?

In 2020, scientists from the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus will ship a shoe-box-sized satellite into Earth’s orbit to monitor enormous …

Scientific Research

Superman’s Time Reversal Technique Would Ruin Everything

Like any superhero with decades of history, Superman has accumulated (and lost and gained and lost again) numerous super powers, from heat vision to …

Comics

Earthquakes on Venus Could Be Detected by an Atmospheric Balloon

Venus's atmosphere is the heaviest of any planet in the solar system, roughly equivalent to deep-ocean pressure at a depth of 1 kilometer. The …

Planets

Salt pond in Antarctica, among the saltiest waters on Earth, is fed from beneath

At the base of the Transantarctic Mountains lies a geological oddity. Don Juan Pond is one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet, filled with …

Planets

That rock in your garden might be a meteorite from Mars, worth its weight in gold (literally)

Brampton man and his son saw a bright streak in the sky last weekend, then found an unusual rock. How can you tell it’s the real thing?<p>Gary Grant and …

Earth Science

Fracture swarms on Mars

Sirenum Fossae perspective view<p>16 November 2017<p>These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to …

Espace

Here’s How Astronauts Do Their Grocery Shopping in Space

Living in space is, understandably, not like living on Earth.<p>Those of us on the ground rarely think twice about the more mundane aspects of life. But …

Travel

IIT Ropar and PEC University of Technology scientists develop new method to map glaciers

Bursting of glacial lakes is a major cause of concern in the context climate change. Retreat of glaciers is expected to increase the number of …

ISRO

TV tonight: In ‘The Blacklist’ fall finale, Tom goes missing

TV picks for Wednesday, Nov. 15<p>WATCH THIS:<p><b>“The Goldbergs” (8 p.m., ABC):</b> During the holiday, Uncle Marvin reveals he has become a stockbroker and …

TV

Facts About Chromium

Known for its silver, shiny appearance, chromium is used to coat cars, stoves and other appliances to protect them from corrosion and to improve …

Science

November 14 earthquake a big shock with big surprises

Drone footage from different sources reveals the extensive damage caused by the devastating 7.8 magnitude North Canterbury earthquake.<p>When the first …

Earthquakes

Tiny Weather Satellite Will Boost Storm Forecasts

NASA is launching a shoebox-size satellite into Earth's orbit that could help improve weather forecasting.<p>The Microwave Radiometer Technology …

Science

Humans traveling to Mars may soon be possible. Whether they can survive the trip is another story

Plans to rocket humans to Earth's closest neighbor continue to advance, with the year 2024 a near-term goal — at least if Elon Musk has his way.<p>Yet …

Exploration

Is there a supervolcano buried in Antarctica waiting to erupt?

Antarctica is behaving oddly. Like its North Pole counterpart, it’s being affected by our changing climate. But not in ways science expects.<p>It has lakes. It has rivers. All of liquid, flowing water. It’s just that they’re beneath the ice sheet. Not on top. How did they get there?<p>A new NASA study is …

Earth Science

Wrecking the Rentals

It is never our fault when our rental car gets damaged. Often it has to do with the indigenous population who, through sheer ignorance, lack of …

Earth Science

Natural and engineered perovskites

Perovskite is an unremarkable calcium titanium oxide mineral discovered in 1839 with an extremely versatile crystal structure. The compact crystal …

Perovskite

'Like a dream:' Researchers find space rock that landed in B.C. Interior

The University of Calgary says an asteroid fragment a metre wide and weighing up to five tonnes crashed through the Earth's atmosphere in …

University of Calgary

Something is boiling beneath Antarctica’s ice sheets

Antarctica is a weird place. Scientists have long studied the behavior of its massive ice sheets and the land underneath them in the hopes of …

Lifestyle

I've always wondered: do nuclear tests affect tectonic plates and cause earthquakes or volcanic eruptions?

<i>This is an article from I’ve Always Wondered, a new series where readers send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. Send your question to</i> …

North Korea

A Porous Core May Heat the Ocean of Enceladus

The mystery of why the ocean beneath the icy shell of Saturn's moon Enceladus did not freeze over long ago may now be solved — heat from the scraping …

Planets

An Introduction to Geysers and How They Work

Right now, in a few rare places on Earth, people are enjoying the sight and sound of superheated water rushing from deep below ground and into the …

Iceland

6 Fascinating Facts About the Earth's Mantle

The mantle is the thick layer of hot, solid rock between the Earth's crust and the molten iron core. It makes up the bulk of the Earth, accounting …

Geology

We Don't Know Much About Earth's First 1.5 Billion Years, But This Mineral Could Hold Answers

These are the best records we have.<p>Scientists are using minerals extracted from volcanic rock to learn more about the earliest times on planet Earth …

Geology