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Earthquakes may betray their impending presence much earlier than previously thought through a variety of anomalies present in the ground, atmosphere and ionosphere that can be detected using satellites, a recent study in the Journal of...
University of Southern California scientists have proven that the Earth's inner core is backtracking—slowing down—in relation to the planet's surface, as shown in new research published in Nature. Movement of the inner core has been debated by the scientific community for...

Afghanistan: Landslide kills 25 after heavy snow

At least 25 people have died after a landslide caused by heavy snow swept through a village in Afghanistan. So far, eight people are known...

Glacier melting destroys important climate data archive

As part of the Ice Memory initiative, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) researchers, with colleagues from the University of Fribourg and Ca' Foscari University of...

China landslide death toll rises to 31 after dozens buried in freezing winter temperatures

The death toll from a landslide in southwest China has risen to 31, state media reported Tuesday, as rescue workers comb mud, snow and...

November 2023 was Earth’s warmest in recorded history

Globally, November 2023 was the warmest November in the 174-year NOAA record. The year-to-date (January–November) global surface temperature ranked as the warmest such period...

A new map shows all above-ground biomass in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication of a new map showing all the above-ground biomass in the Brazilian Amazon is good news in the context of the severe crisis...

2023 set to be hottest year on record

This year is set to be the hottest ever recorded, the UN said Thursday, demanding urgent action to rein in global warming and stem...

The flat Fens of eastern England once held vast woodlands, study finds

The Fens of eastern England, a low-lying, extremely flat landscape dominated by agricultural fields, was once a vast woodland filled with huge yew trees,...

Peru lost more than half of its glacier surface in just over half a century, scientists say

Peru has lost more than half of its glacier surface in the last six decades, and 175 glaciers became extinct due to climate change...

How a tip from a citizen scientist led to deep discoveries in Utah’s caves

Scientists from the Natural History Museum of Utah have taken a deep dive into the not-so-distant past thanks to a friendly tip from Utah's...

Libyan desert’s yellow glass: How we discovered the origin of these rare and mysterious shards

The Great Sand Sea Desert stretches over an area of 72,000km² linking Egypt and Libya. If you find yourself in a particular part of...

Archaeologists uncover Europe’s hidden Bronze Age megastructures

Archaeologists from University College Dublin, working with colleagues from Serbia and Slovenia, have uncovered a previously unknown network of massive sites in the heart...

Singapore’s coasts are historically more resilient against sea-level rise than previously thought

During the Holocene epoch, which began around 11,700 years ago, coastlines globally retreated due to thousands of years of rising sea levels. However, a...

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