Earth Science

China's First Space Station Will Come Crashing Down to Earth Within Months

It's out of control and declining fast.<p>The 8.5-tonne (9.4-ton) Chinese space station Tiangong-1 has accelerated its descent towards Earth, and is …

Science

Yellowstone Supervolcano May Wake Up Sooner Than We Thought

10/16/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, geography, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>A new study of ancient ash suggests the “sleeping giant” could develop the conditions needed to blow in a span of mere decades. (Nat Geo News)<p>What is the Yellowstone supervolcano? Use our super …

Geology

Pedophile geophysicist described as 'savage individual' admits luring children, adults into online sex abuse

A gifted young scientist has admitted cajoling children and adults into online sex abuse and blackmailing them into performing even more degrading acts.<p>Geophysicist Matthew Falder, 28, lead a secret double life during years of study at Cambridge University, where he was known as a fun party-goer.<p>He …

World News

China’s space station is out of control and will smash into Earth within months

With regular launches from the likes of SpaceX, fantastic photos of far-away worlds sent straight to Earth by high-tech spacecraft, and the very real …

Science

The Weather on Jupiter's Moon Titan Is Even More Extreme And Earth-Like Than We Thought

Methane hurricanes?<p>Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is a mysterious place; and the more we learn about it, the more surprises it seems to have in …

Science

India’s Missile Defenses Are Destabilizing the Scariest Arms Race on Earth

Ballistic missile defense systems have exploded in prominence across the globe since the United States withdrew from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile …

North Korea

‘Supervolcano’ isn’t erupting soon so quit freaking out

The supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park may wipe out life on Earth as we know it, but that’s no reason to panic.<p>Despite reports of an …

Lifestyle

This Ancient Reptile Evolved a Weird, Bird-Like Head 100 Million Years Before Birds Did

Imagine an animal with the body of a chameleon, the feet and claws of an anteater, the humped back of a camel, and a tail that is both flattened like …

Paleontology

U.S. and Korea Search for Wooly Mammoth DNA in Arctic, in Race to Clone Extinct Beast

They are using different approaches to the de-extinction issue—and only one can be first.

DNA

How we used the Earth's magnetic field to date rocks rich in dinosaur fossils

Covering two thirds of South Africa the Karoo Basin, visually, is a beautiful space. When looking more deeply into its rock layers, like leafing …

Which Rocks and Minerals Contain Silicate?

01<p>of 36<p>Amphibole (Hornblende)<p>The silicate minerals make up the great majority of rocks. Silicate is a chemical term for the group of a single atom of …

Geology

Waves in lakes make waves in the Earth

Beneath the peaceful rolling waves of a lake is a rumble, imperceptible to all but seismometers, that ripples into the earth like the waves ripple …

University of Utah

How to harden a country that sits on a fault line | Ars Technica

Life in the crater of a volcano whose ash once covered the world.<p>ROTORUA, New Zealand—If you head east from my parents' home in New Zealand, you'll …

New Zealand

Minnesota mitigates mercury with specialized sponge: BTN LiveBIG

Abdennour Abbas, a professor at the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences, is working to solve the problem of …

Sports

Fanged Kangaroos Survived Prehistoric Climate Change, Research Could Shed New Light On Extinction

Research conducted on fanged kangaroos, which came from a long-extinct family of Australian kangaroos, revealed that the species may have survived …

University of Queensland

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt Sooner Than Expected - ExtremeTech

By on October 14, 2017 at 7:50 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Yellowstone National Park is …

Geology

NASA Undeterred by the Threat of Space Radiation

When it comes to planning missions to Mars and other distant locations in the Solar System, the threat posed by radiation has become something of an …

Exploration

Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Likely Won’t Happen In Our Lifetime, Despite New Study’s Findings [Opinion]

With the Nibiru panic of September having run its course, it would now seem that talk of a Yellowstone supervolcano eruption has become the …

Geology

Yellowstone supervolcano may erupt sooner than thought, potentially wiping out life

A supervolcano brewing under Yellowstone National Park could erupt sooner than initially thought, and if it does, it could wipe out life on the …

Canadian News

Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption

Latest Videos<p>What forensics tell us about this odd plane crash (3:25) Now Playing Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption (3:47) This brave …

Geology

Yellowstone's Supervolcano Could Erupt Far Sooner Than We All Hoped

Oh lovely, a volcanic winter.<p>Just in case you were hoping to have a relaxing weekend, we’ve got some unnerving news for you - the Yellowstone …

Geology

Melting created an ice "canyon" in Antarctica

Scientists have discovered a long, narrow canyon being carved under Antarctica's Dotson Ice Shelf. The upside-down feature is half as deep as the …

Science

Yellowstone Could Explode Soon-ish

Credit: Pixabay<p>Beneath Yellowstone National Park sits a massive supervolcano. Every 650,000 years or so, it detonates, spewing billions of tons of …

Geek

Will Earth's Lava Flows Decipher Ancient Mars'?

Lava flow: an unstoppable destructive force that burns pretty much everything in its path. When a volcano erupts, it’s important that people in …

Environment

European Space Agency successfully launches £50 MILLION pollution-monitoring satellite into orbit

The British-built Sentinel-5P satellite, which could saves thousands of deaths caused by pollution, has been launched in to orbit today.<p>There were …

European Space Agency

Russian cargo ship takes off for space station

After a last-second delay Thursday, a Russian cargo ship took off and headed for the International Space Station

Exploration

Comment on How about a nice story? by agreen15

Hi! Long time lurker, first time commenter. I’m a geology Ph. D. student and my advisor is close friends with the PI (Christy Till) of the study most …

Geology

About NASA's Explorer Missions

NASA's Explorer Program Satellites<p>Over the years, NASA has launched a series of "Explorer" spacecraft carrying a wide variety of scientific …

History of Science

Huge, 'mysterious' hole appears in sea ice near Antarctica

News (U.S.)

Don't want to ruin this awful week any more, but a supervolcano is coming and could wipe out life on the planet

Wow, you guys, what a week! And it’s only Thursday! We’ve still got a full, like, 36 more hours before it can be declared ~officially~ the weekend, …

Volcanoes