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New Madrid Seismic Zone
Activity In New Madrid Seismic Zone Suggests A Midwest Earthquake Could Happen
Jan 26, 2014 14:26 PM E
Since there were major earthquakes along the Mississippi River 200 years ago, scientists have debated whether subsequent tremors were aftershocks, or tension building up. Now, a new study suggests there's a risk of another earthquake, though it can't predict when it will happen.
Virtual Earthquake Model
Los Angeles Earthquake Will Be Bigger Than Expected: Scientists Predict Huge San Andreas Fault Quake Using Virtual Modelling [VIDEO]
Jan 23, 2014 14:25 PM E
Using virtual modelling, scientists at Stanford University are predicting that there will be a larger-than-expected earthquake in Los Angeles in the near future.
Leatherback Turtle
The Color Of Ancient Marine Reptiles Discovered In The Depths In Multi-Million-Year Old Fossils
Jan 23, 2014 13:44 PM E
The multi-million-year-old fossil remains of three different marine reptiles have provided researchers with essential clues to color of ancient reptiles.
Supernova Cigar Galaxy
Closest Supernova In 25 Years Discovered Accidentally By Students While Taking A Telescope Workshop
Jan 23, 2014 12:26 PM E
A team of University of London students accidentally spotted a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event while taking a telescope workshop on January 21: a supernova, or exploding star in Messier 82.
Dacryopinax sp.
Fungi Explain Rainforest Diversity, “Police” The Growth And Spread Of Dominant Species
Jan 22, 2014 13:09 PM E
According to research out of Oxford University, fungi check the growth and dominance of closely packed plant species by spreading quickly among them, allowing a wider range of species to prosper.
Anarctic Peninsula
Climate Change In Antarctica? Blame The Atlantic Ocean’s Warming Waters
Jan 22, 2014 13:09 PM E
A group of New York University scientists studied over three decades of atmospheric data to conclude that the climate change in Antarctica is influenced by the gradual warming of the North and Tropical Atlantic Ocean.
Turkey neck
Scientists Make Turkey Skin Inspired Toxin-Detecting Biosensor: Tool Will Mimic How Turkey Necks Can Change Colors
Jan 22, 2014 10:53 AM E
Scientists at the UC Berkeley are making a biosensor designed to change color in the presence of certain chemicals, inspired by a characteristic inherent in turkey skin.
worker bee
Exposure to Pesticides Reduces The Size of Worker Bees And Adversely Impacts Our Food Chain
Jan 19, 2014 19:04 PM E
Worker bees that were exposed to a certain type of pesticide were more likely to hatch and grow smaller, making them less effective at foraging, and therefore, less helpful to their colonies.
solar power
New Solar Power Device Uses Heat To More Efficiently Capture Energy
Jan 19, 2014 13:45 PM E
MIT engineers created a solar power device that more efficiently captures the sun's various rays of light and turns it into energy.
alfred the great
King Alfred the Great's Remains Found Inside A Cardboard Box
Jan 18, 2014 17:02 PM E
The remains of Alfred the Great, who founded the English Kingdom, were believed to be lost since his death in 899 AD. They were found at a museum, where they had been in a storage box for nearly two decades.
dolphin
Dolphins Preception Of The World Is Similar To Higher Primates, Including Humans
Jan 18, 2014 14:05 PM E
For a long time, we've known that dolphins were intelligent, using echolocation to navigate. But little was known about their visual perception until now, with tests discovering that their sight isn't much different from primates and humans.
Rosetta at comet
If Rosetta Spacecraft Wakes Up In Time, It Will Complete 10-Year Mission To Land On Moving Comet
Jan 17, 2014 14:04 PM E
In May 2014, the Rosetta spacecraft is expected to make a rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. But in order to do so, first Rosetta has to wake up.
Girl taking selfie
The Science Of Selfies: Why Are We Obsessed With Our Self Image?
Jan 17, 2014 12:10 PM E
The logic behind our obsessive tendency to take selfies is all about our self-image: continue to snap our own photos until we get an image that we think we look like.
Flock of Geese
Why Birds Fly In a V Formation:By Exploiting Aerodynamics And Conserving Energy, Migratory Birds Can Travel Obscene Distances
Jan 17, 2014 10:00 AM E
A new study shows that the V formation is designed to exploit aerodynamics so as to conserve energy, allowing migratory birds to travel long distances every year.
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