Geophysics

Sinulog: Heavy rain, brownout fail to stop opening Mass

CEBU CITY — A heavy downpour and power interruption occurred during the Sinulog grand parade opening Mass at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) but …

Philippines

Amihan, easterlies to bring clouds, rain on Sunday

The northeast monsoon or amihan will affect extreme northern Luzon, while the easterlies will affect the rest of the country, the weather bureau said …

Philippines

Saturn's Fascinating Moon Titan Has Yet Another Thing In Common With Earth

Titan—Saturn’s largest moon—is remarkable in that it features a dense atmosphere and stable liquid at the surface. The only other place in the solar …

Planets

We Now Have a Complete Map of Titan's Surface And It's Surprisingly Like Earth

It also has some weird holes.<p>It's been more than a decade since the Cassini mission gave us our first close-up look at Saturn's largest satellite, …

Planets

Titan has even more in common with Earth than we thought

Mapping Titan<p>After years of sorting through data from the legendary Cassini mission, researchers from Cornell University have finally created a full …

Planets

Solar eclipse caused bow waves in Earth's atmosphere

The celebrated Great American Eclipse of August 2017 crossed the continental U.S. in 90 minutes, and totality lasted no longer than a few minutes at …

Astronomy

#ThisWeekInData | Data-Smart City Solutions

Aaron Ogle of the OpenGov Foundation and David Eaves of Harvard Kennedy School co-authored an article “Moved by Meaning: Attracting, Retaining, and …

Harvard

A Dazzling Map of the Earth’s Antineutrinos

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency releases a dazzling map of the earth’s antineutrinos.<br>Read More

Physics

Massive Storms Can Change the Shape of the Planet

Contrary to popular opinion, the Earth is not in fact a round boy nor is it solid rock. It’s a lumpy horror show that can be squished and stretched …

Environment

Japan breakthrough could improve weather warnings and save lives

Data collected by Himawari-8 weather satellite paired with supercomputer programme<p>A project harnessing data from a Japanese satellite could improve weather forecasting and allow officials to issue life-saving warnings before natural disasters, researchers say.<p>The project is the first time “infrared …

Physical Geography

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft found a remarkable similarity between Earth and Saturn’s moon Titan

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft went on a long and treacherous mission that ended last year in spectacular fashion. The large space explorer dove into …

Planets

New Cassini map of Titan reveals an Earth-like sea level

An international team of scientists has discovered that the Saturnian moon Titan has its own sea level dictating the height of its alien hydrocarbon …

Planets

Draig enhances Bellevue strategy with new acquisition

Draig Resources has cherry picked a potential future star project by acquiring the Yandal South Prospect, increasing its acreage to 1,400km² in the …

Physical Geography

Weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea ice

<b>In the winter of 2015/16, something happened that had never before been seen on this scale: at the end of December, temperatures rose above zero</b> …

Climate Change

Glacial moulin formation triggered by rapid lake drainage

Scientists are uncovering the mystery of how, where and when important glacial features called moulins form on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Moulins, …

Global Warming

New details emerge on temperature, mobility of earth's lower crust in Rocky Mountains

Everything on the surface of the Earth rests on massive tectonic plates that resemble a jelly sandwich, with two rigid pieces—the upper crust and the …

Rocky Mountains

Norway stocks lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.52%

© Reuters. Norway stocks lower at close of trade; Oslo OBX down 0.52%<p>Investing.com – Norway stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses …

Stock Markets

Itron announces a senior note offering

Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) announces an additional offering of $100M of 5% senior notes due 2026.<p>The company plans to use the net proceeds to refinance …

Business

Lustrum drills Consuelo project

Lustrum Minerals is undertaking drilling at the Consuelo project, with the first hole in this initial program currently drilling.

Physical Geography

Universities Should Encourage Scientists to Speak Out about Public Issues

Opioids. Fracking. Zika. GMOs. Scientists should be speaking up about all sorts of science-based issues that affect our lives. Especially now, when …

Research

Ancient artefacts found by villagers

On Saturday, February 10 organisers will hold an open day, when there will be displays and talks on some of the artefacts uncovered so far, with …

Archaeology

7.3 earthquake strikes off Peru coast

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of central Peru, the United States Geological Survey reports.

Earthquakes

Could we retrofit Antarctica’s glaciers to keep them from collapsing?

Here’s the idea: Build underwater barriers in front of the glaciers most vulnerable to collapse, keeping warm ocean water from sloshing in to melt …

Climate Change

Drones used to prospect for resources

Chinese drones are being used to carry out geophysical surveys in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, saving time and money compared with …

News (China)

Supreme Court to hear Schlumberger claims over patent damages

The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review a bid by Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) to allow companies to recoup profits lost due to patent infringement …

Business

Swiss archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian prince

Working with a Swiss-Russian team, Caspari was able to prove that the burial mound—referred to as Tunnug 1 (or Arzhan 0) - was similar in …

Bronze Age

Life on Titan? Saturn's Mysterious Moon Has Eerily Earth-Like Features Including Lakes, Shores and Cliffs

An alien looking out at its neighborhood on Saturn's moon Titan may see scenery surprisingly reminiscent of beautiful vistas here on Earth, according …

Planets

Satellite observations give first direct proof ozone hole has recovered, scientists say

Scientists have welcomed the news that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica has shrunk and suggested that similar solutions could be found to …

Climate Change

Study suggests heavy rains from tropical cyclones distort the ground below

Torrential rainfall during a tropical cyclone could be responsible for reshaping the shallow layer of Earth's crust in the days following the storm, …

Science

We now have direct proof that human activity can heal the ozone hole

Healing the Ozone<p>According to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), scientists have, for the first time, produced proof that the recovery of the …

Climate Change