A new study suggests scientists may have (literally) cracked the mystery behind the hexagonal rocks found around the planet.
The interior of the earth may have just gotten more interesting with the discovery of another distinct region hiding within the inner core. Say hello to our inner-inner core.
The core of the earth is as interesting as it is mysterious and inhospitable. The Mantle and Crust immediately below our feet are ok I suppose but a lot of the really cool stuff (and amazingly hot stuff as well) takes place far below that, within the various layers we call the core starting about 2,800 km below ground.
A drilling team has recently drilled deeper below Antarctic ice than ever before, down to the “grounding zone” where the glacier meets the land and the ocean. They expected to find a barren zone of dark, cold water, but to their surprise they found fish and crustaceans.
Scientists and engineers have for the first time directly measured the curvature of gravity which could eventually produce a diverse and interesting assortment of scientific benefits.
Gravity is one of the fundamental forces of nature yet it is quite distinct from all the other forces permeating the universe. Probing its secrets could yield insights and technological wonders unmatched by any other aspect of nature (just don’t expect an anti-gravity device to be one of them).
Exciting and scary news about earth’s magnetic field. The latest research shows that our north and south magnetic poles could reverse not only in the near future but in as little as one human lifetime.
Imagine as a kid your compass app points to the north as it should but then for most of your life it doesn’t seem to know where to point anymore. Sometimes south, then west, then north-east. Finally at the end of your life your compass finally and permanently points to the south as it will for many hundreds of thousands of years.
New advanced simulations now predict that Darwin was right about how many animals got to disparate parts of the earth. Instead of land bridges, many may have hitched rides across the ocean.
Darwin made many predictions in his day, large ones and small ones, sometimes based on an incredible paucity of evidence compared to what we have at our disposal today.
Hi-Resolution simulations show that plumes of magma rising from miles below ground could be responsible for the breakup of continents under special circumstances. Volcanoes are as endlessly fascinating as they are potent forces of nature. Not only can they flood the land with lava and infuse the atmosphere with their gasses; whatever it is that
The American Indians would use 100% of the buffalo they killed. Remember that “fact” from 3rd grade? Turns out it is wrong, there were plenty of remnants. So when Steve takes the raw footage (hence the buffalo) and decides which items will make the final cut the show (hence saving the useful parts, leaving the remnants) among the remains are some interesting news items. So instead of having them go to waste, why not use some of them as part a blog post series? Yes, conservation is a good thing!