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Why So Many Earthquakes Are Rocking Puerto Rico loading...
Why So Many Earthquakes Are Rocking Puerto Rico
A series of tremors has rattled the island for more than a week—and there may be more to come.
Intense Firestorms Forming From Australia’s Deadly Bushfires loading...
Intense Firestorms Forming From Australia’s Deadly Bushfires
Apocalyptic in appearance, thunderstorms generated by bushfires generate lightning and produce winds that can carry dangerous embers for kilometres.
These Sleek Predatory Dinosaurs Really Are Teenage T. Rex loading...
These Sleek Predatory Dinosaurs Really Are Teenage T. Rex
Detailed analysis of fossilised leg bones also suggest that this dinosaur icon had an intriguing survival strategy when food was scarce.
Rotting-Fruit Art Points Up Plants In Peril loading...
Rotting-Fruit Art Points Up Plants In Peril
Our planet’s food supply is vulnerable to diseases caused by climate change and more. These glass models display the decay in beautiful, awful detail.
Prehistoric Parenting Goes Back Even Further Than We Thought loading...
Prehistoric Parenting Goes Back Even Further Than We Thought
Fossils found in Nova Scotia belong to mammal ancestors that died 309 million years ago with the adult protectively cradling a juvenile with its tail.
Earth Has Had More Major Mass Extinctions Than We Realised loading...
Earth Has Had More Major Mass Extinctions Than We Realised
All these periods of sudden, drastic species loss share patterns. That has worrying implications for the climate-driven losses we’re seeing now.
Huge Amounts Of Greenhouse Gases Lurk In The Oceans, And Could Make Warming Far Worse loading...
Huge Amounts Of Greenhouse Gases Lurk In The Oceans, And Could Make Warming Far Worse
Stores of methane and CO2 in the world's seas are in a strange, icy state, and the waters are warming, creating a ticking carbon time bomb.
Big Volcanic Bump Unlike Anything Seen Before Found On The Moon loading...
Big Volcanic Bump Unlike Anything Seen Before Found On The Moon
Scientists scouring the lunar surface for clues to past impact rates found a bonus feature that has geologists "thoroughly confused."
Ancient Cave Art May Depict The World's Oldest Hunting Scene loading...
Ancient Cave Art May Depict The World's Oldest Hunting Scene
The spectacular scene in Indonesia reinforces the notion that the origins of art are more global than once thought.
Newly Spotted Lakes On Greenland Ice Sheet Are Speeding Up Its Demise loading...
Newly Spotted Lakes On Greenland Ice Sheet Are Speeding Up Its Demise
Satellite sleuthing reveals that Greenland summers now are warm enough to create 27 per cent more lakes than 20 years ago, and at higher elevations.
What Are Carbon Offsets? Here’s Why Travellers Are Buying Them. loading...
What Are Carbon Offsets? Here’s Why Travellers Are Buying Them.
Sales are on the rise—but not all carbon offsets are created equal.
Why Do We Get Annoyed? Science Has Irritatingly Few Answers. loading...
Why Do We Get Annoyed? Science Has Irritatingly Few Answers.
Loud chewing, persistent telemarketers, and pop-up ads drive our readers bonkers. This author co-wrote a book on why humans experience annoyance.

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