Earth

Rare Crystallized Water is Discovered Inside a Super-Deep Diamond

A few days ago, diamonds made headlines when a "super-deep" diamond was found containing traces of a previously unseen mineral. That...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 10:44AM

Minivan-Sized Meteor Fireball Stuns Washington State

This past Wednesday, people from Oregon to British Columbia witnessed one of the biggest fireballs in years and heard what was likely...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 12:40PM

The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Created the Most Beautiful Underwater Caves in the World

About 65 million years ago, the Earth had a little encounter with a 7.5-mile-wide asteroid, now called the Chicxulub impactor....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 11:27AM

Colorful Hawaiian Spiders On Separate Islands Share Common Ancestors

Spiders often get a bad rap just because some species are venomous to the point of being deadly. If you're able to look past the tiny...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 7:56PM

A Diamond From Deep Beneath Earth's Surface Hides a Rare Mineral

A mineral known as calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is an unusual mix of highly rare and yet extremely abundant: despite being...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 7:14PM

Melting Arctic Permafrost Will Release 10x More Carbon Into Atmosphere

This isn't good.A new study from NASA into the melting permafrost that covers much of the Arctic predicts that once the frost has...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:02AM

Ancient African Artifacts May Solve the Mystery of Earth's Weakening Magnetic Field

The 2003 disaster movie The Core may be cheesy sci-fi, but there's nothing fictional about the South Atlantic Anomaly, a region...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 1:20PM

Massive Crowdsourced Family Tree Links 13 Million People Together

Thanks to crowdfunding efforts, the world's largest ancestral record has been compiled — a massive family tree that contains...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 7:20PM

Scientists Create 'Artificial Photosynthesis' To Generate Clean Energy

There's a race going on at the moment in the science world. Various teams around the globe are all competing to be the first to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 4:26PM

'Plasma Bubbles' Can Lead to Solar Flares and Auroras

The process of "fast magnetic reconnection" may not seem to interesting, but it plays a role in a lot of extremely bright and...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 04 March 2018 - 2:27PM

Scientists Accidentally Simulate Ball Lightning in a Laboratory

Ball lightning is one of the most obscure, perplexing mysteries in meteorology.The name is fairly self-explanatory: ball lighting...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 6:24PM

As Antarctic Sea Ice Levels Hit Record Lows, Climatologists Warn of Rapidly Rising Oceans

Since 1880, the Earth's average temperature has risen about .85 degrees Celsius. That may not seem like a lot, but it's expected to...

Super User
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 1:05PM

GOES-S Advanced Weather Forecasting Satellite May Solve One of Climate Change's Biggest Problems

If you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you might have failed to notice the fact that environmental disasters are...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 10:42AM

A New Tardigrade Species is Found Hiding in a Parking Lot

Water bears, more formally known as tardigrades, are among the most indestructible animals on the planet. At just 0.02 inches (0.5...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:45PM

Norway Will Upgrade its Doomsday Seed Vault Because of Climate Change

For ten years now, Norway has invested money and resources in attempting to save the world in case of a catastrophic disaster, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 6:55PM

Physicist Michio Kaku: Intelligent Alien Life Will Contact Humans This Century

Aliens are out there, and we're going to hear from them at some point this century.At least, that's the opinion of Dr. Michio Kaku, a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 10:16AM

Baby Kraken! Internet Goes Gaga Over Tiny, Deep-Sea Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

It constantly surprises people that we know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about our ocean floor. So much down there...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:00AM

Plants Took Over Earth's Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Most of Earth really belongs to the plants, who fill up nearly every nook and cranny of nature and generate the oxygen that we fauna...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 8:21PM

Asteroids Could Be 'Time Capsules' Showing How Life Began on Earth

As much as we tend to panic over the idea of an asteroid crashing into the Earth, one possible explanation for life on Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 12:48PM

Spacefest IX

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