Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 19 Sep 2021

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 19 Sep 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Arenal (1 quake mag 3.0), Askja (7 quakes between mag 0.2-2.1), Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 1.0-1.8),…

Small magnitude 3.2 quake hits 17 miles northeast of Arctic Village, Alaska, United States in the afternoon

3.2 quake 18 Sep 5:39 pm (GMT -8)An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 occurred only 12 minutes ago 17 miles northeast of Arctic Village, Alaska, United States, the United States Geological Survey reported.The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 0.1 miles beneath the epicenter near Arctic Village, Yukon-Koyukuk, Alaska,…

Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Ruatoria, Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand

4.7 quake 19 Sep 1:42 pm (GMT +12)A moderately shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported around noon near Ruatoria, Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand.According to New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet), the quake hit on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, at 1:42 pm local time at a moderately shallow…

Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported few minutes ago in or near Chile

We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or around Chile at approximately 00:49 GMT. There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this seismic-like event. It may or may not turn out to be an actual naturally occurring earthquake. We expect more accurate data…

World Earthquake Report for Saturday, 18 September 2021

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 19 Sep 2021Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 45 quakes 4.0+, 137 quakes 3.0+, 246 quakes 2.0+ (432 total)Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 45 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 137 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 246 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 6 or higher10 largest earthquakes in the…

Magnitude 3.2 earthquake strikes near San Ramon, Contra Costa County, California, USA

3.2 quake 18 Sep 5:09 pm (GMT -7)Just 9 minutes ago, a 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck near San Ramon, Contra Costa County, California, USA. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 5:09 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 4.7 miles below the…

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia

4.8 quake 19 Sep 6:38 am (GMT +7)Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Sukabumi, West Java, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded early morning on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, at 6:38 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 42 km below the surface.The event was filed…

Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 18 Sep 2021

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 18 Sep 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Askja (6 quakes between mag 0.2-2.1), Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 1.0-1.8), Cabalian (1 quake mag 2.7),…

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 20 km northeast of Mito, Japan

4.6 quake 19 Sep 8:07 am (GMT +9)A magnitude 4.6 earthquake near Mito, Mito-shi, Ibaraki, Japan, was reported only 16 minutes ago by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The…

Magnitude 3.7 earthquake strikes near Toyah, Reeves County, Texas, USA

3.7 quake 18 Sep 5:27 pm (GMT -5)A magnitude 3.7 earthquake near Toyah, Reeves County, Texas, USA, was reported only 21 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow…

Significant magnitude 5.0 earthquake 97 km south of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

5.0 quake 19 Sep 9:06 am (GMT +11)Just 24 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Arawa, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, at 9:06 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 35 km below the surface.The event…

Significant 5.6 quake hits near Popondetta, Sohe, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea

5.6 quake 19 Sep 6:47 am (GMT +10)Papua New Guinea was shaken near Popondetta, Sohe, Northern Province, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 only 13 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Popondetta, Sohe,…

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Sep 2021: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Semeru...

Map of today's active volcanoesFagradalsfjall (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): (18 Sep) After the resumption of the effusive eruption at the current site one week ago, the activity shows signs of increasing.It proves a formation of new lava flows in the upper part of the Nátthagi valley that have continued to fill…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.0 just reported 38 miles southeast of South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States

4.0 quake 18 Sep 12:20 pm (GMT -7)An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred only 10 minutes ago 38 miles southeast of South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States, the United States Geological Survey reported.The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 3.5 miles beneath the epicenter near South Lake Tahoe,…

World Earthquake Report for September 2021

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during September 2021Summary: 1 quake 7.0+, 3 quakes 6.0+, 99 quakes 5.0+, 632 quakes 4.0+, 2926 quakes 3.0+, 4640 quakes 2.0+ (8301 total)This report is being updated every day.Magnitude 9+: noneMagnitude 8+: noneMagnitude 7+: 1 earthquakeMagnitude 6+: 3 earthquakesMagnitude 5+: 99 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 632 earthquakesMagnitude…

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico

4.2 quake 18 Sep 9:38 am (GMT -6)A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, was reported only 28 minutes ago by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 33 km…

La Palma Island (Canary Islands): earthquake swarm picks up again, deformation reaches 10 cm uplift

Quakes under La Palma during the past 24 hours (map) and depths of quakes over the past 7 days, showing a gradual trend of getting closer to the surface.The seismic activity under la Cumbre Vieja has picked up again during the past 12 hours, after having decreased significantly during the…

Moderate magnitude 4.9 quake hits 49 km southwest of Santa Tecla, El Salvador in the morning

4.9 quake 18 Sep 8:43 am (GMT -6)An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 16 minutes ago 49 km southwest of Santa Tecla, El Salvador, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 75 km beneath the epicenter near Santa Tecla, La Libertad,…

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 68 km south of Kabalo, Congo - Kinshasa

4.8 quake 18 Sep 2:56 pm (GMT +2)A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Kabalo, Tanganyika, Congo - Kinshasa, was reported 34 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km…

Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.4 reported 85 km southwest of Vallenar, Chile

4.4 quake 18 Sep 9:35 am (GMT -3)An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in the morning on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 9:35 am local time near Vallenar, Provincia de Huasco, Atacama, Chile, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a…

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Te Anau, Southland District, Southland, New Zealand

4.6 quake 19 Sep 12:56 am (GMT +12)An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred only 10 minutes ago 45 km northwest of Te Anau, New Zealand, New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet) reported.The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 64.7 km beneath the epicenter near Te Anau,…

California Wildfires Make A Run Toward A Giant Sequoia Grove

A shift in the weather accelerated the fires in the Sequoia National Park on Friday. The flames scorched a grouping of sequoias that mark the entrance to a grove of 2,000 sequoias.

California's Giant Forest — and world's largest tree — still...

General Sherman, the world's largest tree, is from the raging KNP Complex wildfire in California — for now.

‘Never going to be like it was’ | Hurricane Ida decimates 107-year-old  Chauvin grocery

Cecil Lapeyrouse's grocery has been through two world wars, depressions, storms and pandemics, but it’s never see anything like Ida.

California wildfires make run toward giant sequoia groves

Crews are watching the weather this weekend as they battle two California wildfires that have burned into groves of gigantic sequoia trees

Wildfire reaches Giant Forest; fate of giant sequoias unknown

The KNP Complex fire reaches the edge of the Giant Forest, which is home to about 2,000 giant sequoias.

Wildfire reaches Giant Forest; fate of giant sequoias unknown

The KNP Complex fire reaches the edge of the Giant Forest, which is home to about 2,000 giant sequoias.

Drought tests centuries-old water traditions in New Mexico

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — At the edge of a sandstone outcropping, Teresa Leger Fernández looks out on the Rio Chama. The river tracks a diverse landscape from the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains through rugged basalt hillsides, layers of volcanic tuff, and the red and yellow cliffs made famous…

Midday Update: Rain, Rain, Rain, and More Rain

The tropical air mass in place continues to produce a cloudy sky and wet conditions across much of Alabama. We have been dealing with very heavy rainfall across the area already this morning, and t…

Fossil Fuel Extraction Must be Kept Bare Minimum to Meet Paris Agreement Goal: Study

Global Warming, a pressing issue, was proliferated in the discourse surrounding the planet’s health through the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

More than a third of shark species threatened with extinction

More than a third of the world's sharks and rays are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

California wildfires burn into some groves of giant ancient sequoias

National Weather Service issues weather watch for critical fire conditions in Sequoia national park

Firefighters desperate to save world's largest sequoia amid wildfires

Flames from a growing wildfire reached the Giant Forest, the most famous grove of giant sequoias in California, late Friday night.

The world's largest tree has been wrapped with protective foil to guard it from California wildfires

The initial fire was caused by lightning on Sept. 9 and prompted Sequoia National Park to close its doors to visitors.

The world's largest tree has been wrapped with protective foil to guard it from California wildfires

The initial fire was caused by lightning on Sept. 9 and prompted Sequoia National Park to close its doors to visitors.

Fighting fire with fire: How prescribed burns could help save the world's largest trees

Officials are banking on a history of prescribed burns in Sequoia National Park to help keep destructive flames from reaching the towering trees of Giant Forest.

The companies polluting the planet have spent millions to make you think carpooling and recycling will save us

The plastics industry kickstarted recycling to avoid bans on plastic packaging. Decades later, BP invented the carbon-footprint calculator.

There’s a Hole in the Ozone Layer Bigger Than Antarctica, Scientists Sigh

Scientists with the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service announced that the hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole is now larger than Antarctica.

Axios-Ipsos poll: People of color face more environmental threats

Most Americans aren't aware of the consistent environmental disparities between white Americans and Americans of color..

Evacuations Are Admissions of Failure

When mass evacuation becomes the primary response to hurricanes and wildfires, leaders are admitting that they cannot protect their citizens from threats of climate change.

High temperatures, wildfire smoke and drought: The politics of climate change in one California congressional district

The changing climate is everywhere Gustavo Carranza looks when he walks through his undulating citrus farm here in this tiny town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

More weekend rain, more rain next week!

Isolated showers are still possible for the morning, but most of our activity will occur in the afternoon

The Covid Crisis Is Now a Garbage Crisis, Too

Overblown fears that the coronavirus could be transmitted through surfaces have created a stigma around handling nonhazardous trash, experts say. Some recyclable waste has been junked or burned.

Tropical Storm Odette slogs offshore of mid-Atlantic coast

Tropical Storm Odette slogged off the mid-Atlantic coast Saturday morning and was expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada. Odette was traveling northeast at 15 mph (24 kph) and was centered about 225 miles (360 kilometers) south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, according to the National Hurricane Center in…

Prince William has fans in giggles over relatable video clip

The Duke of Cambridge tried out his typing skills on a typewriter to announce some news about his Earthshot Prize on Friday.

Crews Watching Weather as Wildfire Burns Near Sequoias

Crews are watching the weather this weekend as they battle a California wildfire that has burned into groves of gigantic sequoia trees.

Floating House Yacht Ocean Community Imagines a Fancy But Sustainable Future

Any half-decent near- or post-apocalyptic movie imagines the world of tomorrow as something out of Mad Max. With all the basics gone, what sense is there for comfort, let alone luxury?

HUD secretary seeks to prevent Katrina-like racial inequities in rebuilding

“The Road Home program, which was designed by the state (after Katrina), was inherently discriminatory and inherently unfair because it limited the reimbursement.”

Ozone Hole Over South Pole Has Become Larger than Antarctica

The hole in the ozone layer that reemerges with the changing of the seasons has now grown bigger than the size of Antarctica.

Coalition proposes to scrap recovery plans for 200 endangered species and habitats

Environment groups decry protection ‘downgrade’ that would affect Tasmanian devil, whale shark and Kangaroo Island glossy-black cockatoo

KNP Complex fire reaches Giant Forest inside Sequoia National Park, threatens world's largest tree

General Sherman, the world's largest tree, now wrapped in a fire-resistant blanket, is among the giant sequoias threatened by the KNP Complex.

Toss, Repair, or Recycle Solar Panels? How Human Behavior Affects Fate of Old Solar Panels

Analysts Apply New Approach To Understand Consumer Decisions About Aging Modules, Identify Secondary Markets Toward a Circular Economy

Summerlike Warm Weekend; Few T'Showers Saturday

Temperatures stay unseasonably warm this weekend with chances for a few afternoon and evening thundershowers Saturday. Humidity drops Sunday.

California firefighters wrap base of world's largest tree in fireproof blankets as blaze approaches

California firefighters are wrapping the bases of several sequoias, including the world's largest tree, in fireproof aluminum blankets as a blaze approaches.

Prince William Says He Wants to Leave a Better Planet for His Children

His new initiative aims to reward "the best ideas to confront the urgent environmental problems facing the world."

Countries Promised To Cut Greenhouse Emissions, The UN Says They Are Failing

Most countries are failing to follow through on promises to meaningfully cut greenhouse gas emissions. A UN analysis shows that actions so far will allow emissions to keep increasing

Here's when wildfire could reach the Giant Forest and the foil-wrapped General Sherman tree

The KNP Complex Fire on Friday continued to race toward the General Sherman, the...

Opinion | The Disaster We Must Think About Every Day

Climate changes is a global problem that we must address in our own lives.

BLM Headquarters And Top Officials Will Move Back To Washington, DC

The Bureau of Land Management relocated its headquarters to the Western Slope in 2020. The decision was widely questioned.

Enbridge fined $3M for breach of Minnesota environmental laws during Line 3 construction  | Globalnews.ca

Enbridge has been ordered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to pay $3.32 million for breaching an aquifer containing groundwater during construction of a trench.

Line 3 Pipeline Construction Damaged a Sensitive Wetland, State Says

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered Enbridge Energy to pay more than $3 million and is recommending prosecution.

U.N. report predicts climate catastrophe, absent major action

A United Nations report released Thursday compiles the latest scientific findings on climate change and shows a gathering disaster unless nations take swift, dramatic action to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Biden introduces new forum to bring down emissions

The president announced new global emissions goals ahead of the Glasgow climate conference.

United Nations Warns of ‘Catastrophic Pathway’ With Current Climate Pledges

An accounting of promises made by countries in the years since the Paris accord found that they are not enough to avoid drastic impacts from climate change.

Enbridge fined for breaching Minnesota environmental laws during Line 3 construction

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. has been fined for breaching Minnesota environmental laws during the construction of its Line 3 pipeline replacement. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered Enbridge to pay $3.32 million for breaching an aquifer containing groundwater during construction of a trench near the company's Clearbrook Terminal.…

The planet is on a 'catastrophic' global warming path, UN report shows

Under current emissions commitments, the world is careening toward warming of 2.7 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to the UN.

This year's ozone hole over the South Pole is already larger than Antarctica

Despite the hole's size in 2021, the ozone layer is still on a long-term path to healing.

Drought offers rare chance to study phosphorus pollution from Minnesota sewers

Stricter discharge limits have never been tested under low river conditions.

New model could help predict hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico

Researchers have developed a new hurricane model that could help predict storms in the...

Netizens Cracked as Lecturer Gets Stuck on The Board While Solving Physics Question in Viral Video

A lecturer was laughed at while he was trying to solve a physics question on the board. Nigerians who reacted to the video said they've witnessed such before.

Thanu Padmanabhan: Kerala’s own lodestar in physics

A year ago, Stanford University’s citation study ranked Prof Thanu Padmanabhan as 24th in the field of theoretical physics in the world.

Pioneering and Highly Accurate Approach to Clocking Electron Movements Inside an Atom

New technique delivers resolution improvement in ultrafast processes. An international consortium of scientists, initiated by Reinhard Kienberger, Professor of Laser and X-ray Physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), several years ago, has made significant measurements in the femtosec

The professor who loved puzzles, and had his own comic strip on physics

Padmanabhan, or Paddy as he was known to his colleagues and students, went on to achieve great heights in theoretical physics, making important contributions to the fields of gravity and quantum theory, structure and formation of universe.

padmanabhan:  Thanu Padmanabhan was about to deliver a lecture at Kerala University | Thiruvananthapuram News - Times of India

The offer of Kerala University vice-chancellor post might have failed to lure Thanu Padmanabhan, but he was more than willing to participate in the go

A Strange Type of Dark Energy Could Solve the Mystery of Our Expanding Universe

Scientists think a novel kind of 'early dark energy' might help solve the mystery of the universe's expansion! More research is needed to prove it.

DLSU, UP among world's best universities for physical sciences

The De La Salle University (DLSU) and University of the Philippines (UP) were included in the list of the world's best universities for Physical Sciences by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022.

Thanu Padmanabhan devoted career to fathom gravity | Pune News - Times of India

Renowned theoretical physicist Thanu Padmanabhan, a distinguished professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), kno

Indian astrophysicist and teacher passes away at 64

Thanu Padmanabhan had tweaked Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitation to explain an all-pervasive mysterious energy in the universe

Dark Energy Could Be Responsible for Mysterious Experiment Signals, Researchers Say

What if a bunch of liquid xenon under the Apennine Mountains found 68% of the universe?

How do cells acquire their shapes? A new mechanism identified

Working with light to activate processes within genetically modified fission yeast cells is among the research performed by the experimental biologists in the Martin Lab at the University of Lausanne, ...

With climate pledges falling short, U.N. says, the globe could warm 2.7 degrees Celsius by 2100

A new UN analysis released Friday shows that all of the new pledges countries have made in the run-up to November’s talks, if implemented, would result in a 12 percent decrease in emissions by 2030 — well short of the 45 percent cut needed to keep the world on track…

World-Renowned Physicist Prof Thanu Padmanabhan Dies From Heart Attack At 64

Apart from holding a faculty role at TIFR, he also served the role of a faculty member at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.

‘The Empty-Sky Gamma-Ray Mystery’ -Evidence of Dark Matter? | The Daily Galaxy

“Something like the diffuse glow of gamma ray background that permeates our Milky Way Galaxy could conceivably be evidence for dark matter,” researcher Mark Krumholz, a theoretical and computational astrophysicist at  Australian National University, told The Daily Galaxy. Astrophysicists previously speculated that accretion disks around supermassive black holes, extremely active…

High-spatial-resolution interferometry enters the multi-wavelength era

Interferometers are widely used in various high spatial resolution imaging techniques to extend the diffraction limit. However, the conventional interferometric methods only work when the photons have ...

Do the northern lights make sounds that you can hear?

It's a question that has puzzled observers for centuries: do the fantastic green and crimson light displays of the aurora borealis produce any discernible sound?

Remembering Thanu Padmanabhan

The renowned theoretical physicist, who passed away in Pune on Friday, had dreamed of setting up a world-class scientific research institute in his home State Kerala, says CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and former Kerala Education Minister M.A. Baby

Effect of electrons with negative mass in novel semiconductor nanostructures

A large international research collaboration led by Dr. Kai-Qiang Lin and Professor John Lupton from the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics at the University of Regensburg has been able to ...

Noted physicist Thanu Padmanabhan passed away in Pune

Renowned physicist and professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Thanu Padmanabhan passed away after suffering a heart attack at his official residence in Pune on Friday

Renowned Physicist Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan Dies Of Heart Attack

Dr. Thanu Padmanabhan dies of heart attack

Achimota SHS Physics teacher found dead in his room

A Physics teacher at Achimota Senior High School in Accra has been found hanging in his room, the Accra Regional Police Command has confirmed.

Noted theoretical physicist Thanu Padmanabhan dies of cardiac arrest | India News - Times of India

India News: PUNE: Noted theoretical physicist and recipient of Padma Shri award, Professor Thanu Padmanabhan died due to cardiac arrest in Pune on Friday, a forme.

Time Crystals dodge the second law of thermodynamics, Thanos style

Science fiction could be once again moving into the realms of reality.

Time Crystals dodge the second law of thermodynamics, Thanos style

Science fiction could be once again moving into the realms of reality.

Renowned astrophysicist Thanu Padmanabhan passes away

Tributes and condolences pour in from fellow colleagues, academics and science enthusiasts across the country

IIT-Delhi researchers develop device to generate electricity from raindrops, ocean waves

The device has been developed using “Triboelectric Effect” and “Electrostatic Induction”. It is called “Liquid-solid Interface Triboelectric Nanogenerator”.

Theoretical physicist Thanu Padmanabhan passes away in Pune

Padmanabhan’s research had the Stanford University name him among the top scientists in the world, with a rank of 24.

World-famous physicist Thanu Padmanabhan dies of a heart attack in Pune

A distinguished professor at Pune's Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics and a cosmologist, Professor Padmanabhan was selected for ‘Kerala Shastra Puraskaram’ 2021 last month.

Ask Ethan: What's the real science behind Google's time crystal?

Google has developed a discrete time crystal on a quantum computer. However, claims that it violates thermodynamics are untrue.

Scientists Realize Noiseless Photon-Echo Protocol – Key to Long-Distance Quantum Communication

Prof. Chuanfeng Li and Prof. Zongquan Zhou from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) innovatively raised and realized noiseless photon echo (NLPE) protocol. The research of entire originality reduced the noise by 670 times compared with previo

Long-standing neuroscience theory on uncertainty challenged

A new study sheds light on motor action planning, suggesting that the brain develops a single plan of action for optimized performance.

Scientists may have accidentally detected dark energy

Dark energy, a mysterious force believed to be causing the universe to expand at an accelerated rate, may have been detected by scientists for the first time.

New type of dark energy could solve Universe...

Nature - Hints of a previously unknown, primordial form of the substance could explain why the cosmos now seems to be expanding faster than theory predicts.

Theoretical physicist Thanu Padmanabhan passes away

He was awarded the Kerala Sastra Puraskaram, an award instituted by the Government of Kerala to honour distinguished scientists of Kerala origin,.Professor Thanu Padmanabhan. Thanu Padmanabhan passes away. Thanu Padmanabhan dies. theoretical physicist

Blindingly bright black holes could help cosmologists see deeper into the universe’s past

The blinding light of quasars, which emanate from black holes, could reveal more about the relatively murky early history of our cosmos.

Did Scientists Just Detect Dark Energy? A New Model Suggests a Major Breakthrough

Detecting dark energy's "non-gravitational interactions would have a tremendous impact."

What if just one airborne particle was enough to infect you?

For some diseases, exposure to just a single airborne particle containing virus, bacteria or fungi can be infectious. When this happens, understanding and predicting airborne disease spread can be a whole ...

New Super-Precise Clock Could Help Scientists Hunt for Dark Matter

Scientists may be able to study and explore the universe like never before thanks to this clock that improves timekeeping precision by a factor of 1,000.

Letters of 17 September 2021: Let’s brush up on nuclear physics

nuclear submarines, Joe Biden, defence pact, AUKUS, COVID, lockdown, construction sector, Tu Le, Labor, climate policy

Physicists think we’ve detected the dark energy ripping our universe apart

In a tentative eureka moment, physicists from Cambride may have detected dark energy for the first time. This could be the biggest physics discovery ever!

Plants evolved complexity in two bursts—with a 250-million-year hiatus

A Stanford-led study reveals that rather than evolving gradually over hundreds of millions of years, land plants underwent major diversification in two dramatic bursts, 250 million years apart. The first ...

World's first discovery of liquid directional steering on a bio-inspired surface

Inspired by a kind of tree leaf, scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) discovered that the spreading direction of different liquids deposited on the same surface can be steered, solving a ...

Climate change goals are in reach if pledges are fulfilled, says new report

The Paris Agreement, adopted by 196 countries in 2015, has the goal of limiting average global temperature increase to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, while pursuing efforts to limit it to ...

Climate change will force people to move. We need to find out where they'll go

As the risk of severe climate change rises, and efforts to reduce carbon emissions ramp up, serious thought must also be given to the movement of people that climate change stands to provoke. This migration ...

Scientists take a closer look inside the perfect fluid

Scientists have reported new clues to solving a cosmic conundrum: How the quark-gluon plasma—nature's perfect fluid—evolved into matter.

Behold the humble water flea, locked in a battle of mythological proportions

In Greek mythology, Hydra was a monstrous water serpent that lived in a swamp and terrorized nearby residents. When intrepid Hercules sliced off one of Hydra's multiple heads, two more heads grew back ...

Magnetic beads inside the body could improve control of bionic limbs – Physics World

Implanted magnets that wirelessly track changes in muscle length could enhance manipulation of prosthetic limbs