New Insights into the Frequency of Ice Ages

New Insights into the Frequency of Ice Ages

Earth is currently in an unusual state of climate change, but for the past 1 million years, our planet has moved in and out of…
Magma Activity has been discovered beneath Mount Edgecumbe

Magma Activity has been discovered beneath Mount Edgecumbe

According to new research from the Alaska Volcano Observatory, magma beneath the long-dormant Mount Edgecumbe volcano in Southeast Alaska has been moving upward through the…
Seagrass is Critical for Halting the Tide of Coastal Erosion

Seagrass is Critical for Halting the Tide of Coastal Erosion

Seagrass conservation benefits from widespread recognition of the importance of seagrasses to commercial and recreational fisheries production, as well as populations of “charismatic mega-fauna.” Seagrass…
There are More Violent Supershear Earthquakes than Previously Believed

There are More Violent Supershear Earthquakes than Previously Believed

Since 2000, approximately 14% of strike-slip earthquakes of magnitude 6.7 or greater have been supershear. That’s 50% more than was previously estimated. When a fault…
Even a Minor Earthquake can Cause Landslides

Even a Minor Earthquake can Cause Landslides

Earthquakes and landslides are terrifying and destructive natural disasters. An earthquake is a sudden, violent shaking of the earth caused by the breaking and shifting…
Aftershock-like Behavior is produced in Earthquake Lab Experiments

Aftershock-like Behavior is produced in Earthquake Lab Experiments

Earthquakes are notoriously difficult to predict, as are the usually less-severe aftershocks that frequently follow a major seismic event. Greg McLaskey ’05, associate professor of…
The Molecular Fingerprint of Beautiful Pearls

The Molecular Fingerprint of Beautiful Pearls

Researchers have created the first robust genome of pearl oysters, which they hope will help them find strains that are resistant to increasingly common diseases…
Tree Root Evolution may have Caused Mass Extinctions

Tree Root Evolution may have Caused Mass Extinctions

According to a new study, the evolution of tree roots may have triggered a series of mass extinctions that rocked the Earth’s oceans over 300…
Undiscovered Changes in Marine Ecosystems

Undiscovered Changes in Marine Ecosystems

When all previous occurrences of an ecosystem’s unique biotic or abiotic features are lost, the ecosystem is said to be collapsed. Ecosystem collapse causes ecological…
Conservationists can Predict Nest Hatching Time using Sensor disguised as Sea Turtle Egg

Conservationists can Predict Nest Hatching Time using Sensor disguised as Sea Turtle Egg

Many predators, such as raccoons and skunks, would love to feast on some freshly laid turtle eggs. While nest predation is a natural threat, nest…
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