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Icy moon of Jupiter, Ganymede, shows evidence of past strike-slip faulting
JupiterTuesday October 16, 2018 7:27AM ET
A recently published study led by researchers at the University of Hawai\'i at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology reveals Ganymede, an icy moon of Jupiter, appears to have undergone complex periods of geologic activity, specifically strike-slip tectonism, as is seen in Earth\'s San Andreas fault.
Fast, accurate estimation of the Earth's magnetic field for natural disaster detection
Earth magnetic fieldMonday October 15, 2018 6:13AM ET
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have applied machine-learning techniques to achieve fast, accurate estimates of local geomagnetic fields using data taken at multiple observation points, potentially allowing detection of changes caused by earthquakes and tsunamis.
Volcano researchers learn how Earth builds supereruption-feeding magma systems
Volcano researchersSaturday October 13, 2018 8:08AM ET
To figure out where magma gathers in the earth\'s crust and for how long, Vanderbilt University volcanologist Guilherme Gualda and his students traveled to their most active cluster: the Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand, where some of the biggest eruptions of the last 2 million years occurred—seven in a period between 350,000 and 240,000 years ago.
Solar eclipse turns bees silent
beeFriday October 12, 2018 7:53AM ET
While millions of Americans took a break from their daily routines on August 21, 2017, to witness a total solar eclipse, they might not have noticed a similar phenomenon happening nearby: In the path of totality, bees took a break from their daily routines, too.
Research suggests people know an average of 5,000 faces
facesThursday October 11, 2018 6:08AM ET
For the first time, scientists have been able to put a figure on how many faces people actually know – a staggering 5,000 on average.
Ancient Maya produced, stored, traded salt, according to study
Ancient MayaWednesday October 10, 2018 7:51AM ET
U.S. scientists reveal in a recent study how the ancient Maya produced, stored and marketed salt, at the height of their civilization more than a thousand years ago, published Tuesday the magazine Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Highways England working to save rarest ant from extinction
narrow-headed antWednesday October 10, 2018 5:48AM ET
The narrow-headed ant is England’s rarest ant, with the only English population remaining on a small nature reserve run by the Devon Wildlife Trust and the A38 trunk road verge near Chudleigh Knighton.
Getting a grip on the slow but unique evolution of sharks
sharksTuesday October 9, 2018 8:45AM ET
Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan, in collaboration with other Japanese institutes and aquariums, have decoded the whole genomes of two shark species for the first time and improved the whale shark genome sequences released previously.
Lunar craters named in honor of Apollo 8
moonTuesday October 9, 2018 7:52AM ET
The newly named craters are visible in the foreground of the iconic Earthrise colour photograph taken by astronaut William Anders.
Astronomers discover sonic boom from powerful unseen explosion
unseen explosionMonday October 8, 2018 8:07AM ET
A team of astronomers has detected the sonic boom from an immensely powerful cosmic explosion, even though the explosion itself was totally unseen.
Traces of opiates found in ancient Cypriot vessel
opiatesFriday October 5, 2018 7:29AM ET
Researchers at the University of York and the British Museum have discovered traces of opiates preserved inside a distinctive vessel dating back to the Late Bronze Age.
Saturn's weird magnetic field make things weirder
SaturnFriday October 5, 2018 4:59AM ET
Political humorist Mark Russel once joked, \"The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.\"
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