Geophysics

Discovery of mummified penguin chicks provides clues to catastrophic weather events in Antarctica: scientists

Australian and Chinese scientists have discovered hundreds of mummified penguin chicks on Long Peninsula in Antarctica.<p>The researchers said the find …

Physical Geography

Scientists have discovered what causes the 'swirl' patterns covering the surface of the moon

Looking at the moon through a telescope, you may notice some wavy patterns on the surface of the rock. These patterns, often colloquially referred to as "lunar swirls", have baffled scientists for some time.<p>However a recent study conducted by Rutgers University and published in the Journal of …

Magnetism

History's greatest El Niño may have caused severe 19th century famine

An exceptionally strong El Niño may have caused 1876-1878 famine that killed tens of millions.<p>(Inside Science) -- What may be the greatest El Niño ever identified may have caused record-breaking droughts that helped trigger disastrous famines, likely killing more than 50 million people globally, a …

El Niño

The Full Moon is Electric, Boogie Woogie Woogie

A full moon appears to brush Earth's atmosphere, as seen from the International Space Station (via NASA/International Space Station)<p>Sure, the Moon …

Space Station

Propping up glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

PARIS (AFP) -<p>As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from sliding into the sea and lifting the world's oceans by several metres.<p>The more modest of two engineering schemes -- …

Sea Level

Triumph Gold Commences Deep Penetrating Geophysical Surveys over the Blue-Sky, Revenue and Nucleus Area Targeting a Buried Causative Porphyry

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- <b>Triumph Gold Corp.,</b> (TSX-V: TIG) (OTCMKTS: TIGCF) (“<b>Triumph Gold</b>” or the “<b>Company</b>”) is pleased to announce the September 15th start of a geophysical program on its road accessible, 100% owned, Freegold Mountain property. The geophysical …

Physical Geography

Scientists predict extinction risk for hard-to-track species

Species are going extinct all over the world: Scientists believe that Earth is losing between 200 and 2,000 species every year. That number is …

University of Chicago

Manitou Gold Announces Acquisition of Adjacent Property in the Goudreau Belt

SUDBURY, Ontario, Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manitou Gold Inc. (MTU.V) (the “<b>Company</b>” or “<b>Manitou</b>”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of …

TSX Venture Exchange

BMKG warns of heavy rains, high waves as Typhoon Mangkhut ends

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned the residents of 17 provinces across the country to be wary of potential heavy …

Indonesia

Yorkshire scientist joins £100m climate change mission to the Arctic

A Huddersfield geophysicist is among a global team of scientists participating in the largest-ever Arctic expedition to research climate change. …

Leeds

Something Unexpected and Weird Is Happening Beneath California’s Deadliest Faults

The detection of strange, unpredicted behavior deep below the surface near the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults suggests scientists have an …

San Andreas

Space Junk Now Presents a Clear and Present Danger

Last Saturday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2, which will monitor Earth’s ice sheets, recording changes in ice thickness as small as half a centimeter. The satellite will allow us to see one consequence of our collective …

Opinion

The Arctic Permafrost is Leaking Acid as It Melts

Although there are a number of promising and innovative efforts in place to clean up the world's oceans, most notably Ocean Cleanup's System 001 …

Permafrost

Shoreline Maps of the World

In a book called Atlas of the World with Geophysical Boundaries, scientist Athelstan Spilhaus published a series of world maps that emphasized the …

Physical Geography

From Island Life to Spotting Asteroids for NASA - Career Guidance, Meet JPL Interns | NASA/JPL Edu

When Lean Teodoro was growing up on the remote island of Saipan in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, her dream of one day working for NASA always …

Asteroids

Setting the Record Straight on Climate Change and Hurricanes

Hurricane Florence pummeled the Carolinian coast, claimed 37 lives, and displaced hundreds of thousands of families from their homes. And to hear a …

Conservative View

Study links natural climate oscillations in North Atlantic to Greenland Ice Sheet melt

<b>Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world. A new</b> …

North Atlantic

Typhoon Mangkhut was the strongest storm this year. It ravaged Hong Kong and the Philippines.

By Matthew Cappucci<p>Typhoon Mangkhut, which so far is the planet’s most intense storm this year, rammed into Hong Kong on Sunday, causing significant damage.<p>The storm, which had battered the northern Philippines with the strength of a Category 5 hurricane, weakened slightly while crossing the South …

Hong Kong

Drought conditions in Australia spread north as Indonesia feels the bite of the big dry

The drought in Australia is having an impact on its neighbours, with 5 million people in Indonesia suffering from an extended dry season.<p>Hot, dry air …

Indonesia

'Gov. Moonbeam' label obscured rationale for first satellite Brown wanted

The first time, Gov. Jerry Brown wanted a satellite that would link government agencies around the state and allow rural doctors to consult with city …

San Francisco

Coral skeletons act as archive of desert conditions from Little Ice Age

The Sahara and Arabian deserts did not cool as much as the rest of the Northern Hemisphere during the Little Ice Age, but in fact were drier 200 …

Ice Age

Mercury and its depressions

One of the most surprising discoveries of the NASA's Messenger mission was the presence of unusual, bright, irregular and rimless flat-floored …

Physical Geography

Bohol farmers lament lack of rain to relieve their patched rice farms

Farmer Orcesio Amoy was waiting for the rains to be brought by supertyphoon “Ompong” to finally bring relief to the drought-stricken small farm near …

Water

Kola Superdeep Borehole: Deepest Hole ever Drilled in Earth

The Kola Superdeep Borehole (Russian: Кольская сверхглубокая скважина) is the result of a scientific drilling project of the Soviet Union in the …

Physical Geography

Did Carolinas really have millions of floating fire ants during Hurricane Florence?

Fox Carolina called it the Carolinas’ “post-hurricane horror.”<p>Huge numbers of fire ants were reportedly forming “rafts” to escape Hurricane …

Tropical Cyclones

Huge peer-review study reveals lack of women and non-Westerners

Analysis of thousands of submissions to eLife journal shows that these groups are also under-represented as senior authors and editors.<p>Women are …

Peer Review

New Study Suggests Canadian Gulf Losing Oxygen Levels, May Be Unable to Support Life

According to a recent study led by the University of Washington (UW), deoxygenation in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence may lead to loss of marine …

Research

'Disaster imagination' to help prepare communities for disaster: Solidum

MANILA - Despite warnings, many were still caught off guard when typhoon Ompong unleashed its fury in Northern Luzon.<p>"Yung iba talaga nahirapang …

Benguet

Drillinginfo acquires Denver-based Oildex

Drillinginfo, which provides software and data analytic services to the energy industry, said Tuesday that it is acquiring Denver-based Oildex.Oildex …

Denver

ICC Announces Two-Day Assembly on SOURIAU's 851 Series MIL-DTL-26482 PCB Connectors

LUMBERTON, N.J., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Interstate Connecting Components, (ICC), a division of Heilind Mil-Aero and a leading distributor of military-aerospace connectors and accessories worldwide, is offering two-day assembly on SOURIAU's 851 Series MIL-DTL-26482H Series I PCB …

North America