Structure of the earth system
Oceans’ true boundaries explain source of ocean water — and “garbage patches”
Seeing fresh dust at a young supernova: Source of the planets?
Melting Antarctic ice, rising seas: What can we expect?
As snow goes, where go the animals?
Weather: [More data + more computers = better forecasts]
Weather forecasts improve, but who’s ever satisfied? Check some around-the-corner technologies that will paint a better picture of More
Exploring the big! volcano
How do scientists predict an eruption? Watch volcanologists track a giant, active volcanic field in Chile’s Andes Mountains. More
Sinkholes: When the ground collapses!
What are sinkholes? Why are some locations prone to earthly collapse? How dangerous are they? Can we detect and prevent them? More
The first ocean wave energy-capturing device with a permit to connect back to a public power grid will enter the Pacific next month. More
A long debate about these giant ice streams has gyrated wildly. Now, satellite data show a moderate loss of mass for a recent six-year More
Reading magma, predicting giant eruptions
Volcanic eruptions are unpredictable, but here’s a new view of the historic eruption of a Mediterranean monster. About 3,500 years ago, More
Watching a continental split
Seismic study shows crust thinning as continent divides, giving another view of our restless planet. More
Nothing light about lightning
New instruments are giving a better view of how those astonishingly strong lightning bolts form inside clouds. More
Ancient hole, black hole
A new report on the ancient universe shows that most galaxies – even all of them – had a black hole at the center, much like modern More
Tsunami: The killer wave
Could an offshore earthquake start a deadly tsunami, as in Sumatra and Japan? Where do tsunamis get their power? How do warning systems More