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While previous studies had argued that Earth’s crust 3.5 billion years ago looked like these Hawaiian lavas, a new study led by UChicago scientists suggests by then much of it had already been transformed into lighter-colored felsic rock by plate tectonics.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 4:19 am
NASA/JPL-Caltech-produced map of damage in and around Mexico City from the Sept. 19, 2017, magnitude 7.1 Raboso earthquake, based on ground and building surface changes detected by ESA satellites. Color variations from yellow to red indicate increasingly ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 4:13 am
By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catatastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our species. In the past 540 million years the planet has ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 4:12 am
That’s the conclusion of some of the world’s leading geoscientists, who conducted a study that found global warming is occurring more slowly than computer models forecast a decade ago. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, does not ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 4:12 am
"The Earth gravity assist is a clever way to move the spacecraft onto Bennu's orbital plane using Earth's own gravity instead of expending fuel," the mission's principal investigator, Dante Lauretta, said in the statement. While OSIRIS-REx is making its ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 4:07 am
We know an earthquake is severe when it has a high magnitude number. The 1985 quake that devastated Mexico City was an 8. The quake that shook central Mexico this week was a 7.1. But what exactly is magnitude? Basically, magnitude is a number representing ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 3:57 am
When Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, he was immediately thrown in to the spotlight of the scientific world, and which has stayed on him for nearly 100 years. He won it for his work in theoretical Physics, primarily for explaining ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 3:53 am
Researchers operating fusion reactor experiments at MIT, along with partnered scientists in Brussels and the U.K., have developed a new type of nuclear fusion fuel that produces ten times as much energy from energized ions as previously achieved.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 3:42 am
Whether you realize it or not, artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Companies large and small are embracing the opportunity to achieve more and set bigger goals by using AI. Solid proof of this embrace can be seen in CRM giant ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 3:01 am
A new study has conclusively confirmed that the highest-energy cosmic rays that hit Earth from time to time do not come from within the Milky Way. While we still do not know exactly where in the universe these mysterious and powerful particles originate ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:46 am
First the bad news: The world is going to end one day and there is nothing we can do about it. The good news: We could have a billion years to enjoy ourselves here before that happens. Humans have long been obsessed with "The End." Since the dawn of ...
Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:40 pm
China is becoming the testing ground for a new breed of nuclear power stations designed to be safer and cheaper, as scientists from the U.S. and other Western nations find it difficult to raise enough money to build experimental plants at home. “China is ...
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:00 pm
When it comes to bench-racing electric vehicles, the kilowatt-hour is king. And over in Switzerland, there's an EV that will make Tesla's P100Ds look positively puny. But this is no carbon-fiber hypercar, and it's never going set any records for 0-60 times ...
Posted: September 21, 2017, 12:47 pm
Sept. 21 (UPI) --Scientists have observed, for the first time, a jellyfish in a sleep-like state. It's the first time an animal without a brain or central nervous system has been observed sleeping. The findings -- detailed this week in the journal Current ...
Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:37 am


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Trilobites had a stomach, new fossils show Thursday September 21st, 2017 07:55:19 PM

Scientists spot sleeping jellyfish Thursday September 21st, 2017 06:37:21 PM

Study: Dinosaur-killing asteroid accelerated bird evolution Thursday September 21st, 2017 04:47:35 PM

Some large plant-eating dinosaurs also snacked on crustaceans Thursday September 21st, 2017 03:14:23 PM

World's first 'molecular robot' can build molecules Thursday September 21st, 2017 12:50:13 PM

Ancient meteorite impact triggered highest surface temperature in Earth's history Wednesday September 20th, 2017 08:20:38 PM

ESA probe spots world's largest salt plain Wednesday September 20th, 2017 06:35:36 PM

Snow and ice melts are changing the arctic atmosphere Wednesday September 20th, 2017 04:56:35 PM

Mathematicians develop new models to describe ripples Wednesday September 20th, 2017 03:45:17 PM

Giant extinct frog ate small dinosaurs, bite force research suggests Wednesday September 20th, 2017 02:30:47 PM

Bali's Mount Agung threatens to erupt for the first time in 50 years Wednesday September 20th, 2017 01:19:32 PM

Aging red star pictured blowing smoky bubble Wednesday September 20th, 2017 12:32:07 PM

Study weighs risks of human-drone impacts Tuesday September 19th, 2017 09:14:18 PM

Study: Proteins have 'add-ons,' just like web browsers Tuesday September 19th, 2017 08:48:38 PM

Rogue wave could have downed El Faro cargo ship, research shows Tuesday September 19th, 2017 08:36:17 PM

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