Earth Has Many More Rivers and Streams Than We Thought, New Satellite Study Finds

Earth Has Many More Rivers and Streams Than We Thought, New Satellite Study Finds

Photo: Brent Stirton / Staff (Getty) Rivers and streams cowl way more of the planet than geologists beforehand estimated, in line with a brand new study revealed in Science. In whole, this new estimate exhibits that, excluding land with glaciers, Earth is roofed by just below 300,000 sq. miles (773,000 sq. kilometers) of rivers and […]

Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s

Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s

Neither of Fuego’s eruptions have been anyplace close to that enormous. And a Krakatau-scale explosion of a protect volcano like Kilauea isn’t going to occur, Dr. Segall stated. Not that there haven’t been just a few small explosions on Kilauea previously month. These could have been the results of scorching magma contacting groundwater, which then […]

Curiosity Rover Finds 3.5-Billion-Year-Old Organic Compounds and Strange Methane on Mars

Curiosity Rover Finds three.5-Billion-Year-Old Organic Compounds and Strange Methane on Mars

Curiosity selfieImage: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS No, NASA hasn’t found life on Mars but—however a brand new consequence makes it look like perhaps, in some unspecified time in the future within the planet’s historical past, the situations have been ripe for some aliens. Maybe. The scientists behind experiments performed by the Curiosity rover are at this time reporting […]

Here's how the Hawai'ian Islands formed

Here's how the Hawai'ian Islands shaped

Scientific American created this beneficial explainer of how the chain of Hawai’ian Islands formed. The tectonic plate is transferring northwest over a magma scorching spot within the earth’s mantle. In reality, there is a new Hawai’ian island named Loihi forming underwater proper now. In different phrases, the northwesternmost island within the chain is the oldest, […]

How the Ice Age Shaped New York

How the Ice Age Shaped New York

Ridges, mountains and even flatlands are usually rooted in rocky strata, such because the bedrock that underlies Manhattan and makes it ideally suited for erecting skyscrapers. But early investigators discovered the hilly ridges to be composed of clay, silt, sand, pebbles, cobbles and boulders, all jumbled up collectively. A associated clue was that close by […]

Boulder-Size Clues to How Humans Settled the Americas

Boulder-Size Clues to How Humans Settled the Americas

Scientists have found what they are saying is “direct evidence” supporting the speculation that Ice Age migrants from Asia traveled down the Pacific Coast, slightly than by means of North America’s inside. Alia Lesnek, left, and Charlotte Lindqvist of the University of Buffalo, observing boulders on Dall Island in Alaska. Scientists have discovered proof in […]

Experiment Could Help Scientists Predict Avalanches Through Sound

Experiment Could Help Scientists Predict Avalanches Through Sound

False-color picture of grains in a drum.Image: Ted Brzinski (NCSU) It seems that eight,000 tiny plastic disks in a rotating drum may assist scientists develop a method to forecast avalanches or earthquakes by means of sound. A staff of researchers learning granular supplies at North Carolina State University arrange an experiment to recreate stick-slip failure […]

Fire and brimstone: watch volcanoes emit psychedelic blue flames

Fire and brimstone: watch volcanoes emit psychedelic blue flames

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been spewing hypnotic blue flames because of the burning brimstone (aka sulfur). That would not maintain a candle (so to talk) to a perpetual purple-blue flame field at Indonesia’s famed Ijen volcano. Nick Uhas went to Ijen and filmed the phenomenon, then got here house and simulated the impact: • Hawaii […]

Lava From Kilauea Volcano Reaches Well at Geothermal Power Plant

Lava From Kilauea Volcano Reaches Well at Geothermal Power Plant

Lava transferring west from Fissure 7 on Leilani Avenue on Sunday May 27.Photo: USGS Lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano has reached the Puna Geothermal Venture plant, masking a nicely and threatening one other. At the identical time, fast-moving lava flows are actually threatening close by communities, prompting new evacuations. “Lava flow from Fissures 7 […]