World Earthquake Report for Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 May 2022Summary: 7 quakes 5.0+, 40 quakes 4.0+, 115 quakes 3.0+, 201 quakes 2.0+ (363 total)This report is being updated every hour.Magnitude 5+: 7 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 40 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 115 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 201 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 6…

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Rāmhormoz, Khuzestan, Iran

4.6 quake 17 May 6:35 pm (GMT +4:30)An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred early evening on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at 6:05 pm local time near Rāmhormoz, Khuzestan, Iran, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth…

Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Tateyama, Tateyama-shi, Chiba, Japan

4.4 quake 17 May 10:46 pm (GMT +9)An intermediate magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported late at night near Tateyama, Tateyama-shi, Chiba, Japan.According to Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), the quake hit on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at 10:46 pm local time at an intermediate…

Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.4 just reported 93 km southeast of Sendai, Japan

4.4 quake 17 May 10:53 pm (GMT +9)A moderately shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported late at night near Sendai, Sendai Shi, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan.According to Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), the quake hit on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at 10:53 pm local time at…

Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 17 May 2022

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 17 May 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Apaneca Range (1 quake mag 2.2), Biliran (1 quake mag 2.8), Brennisteinsfjöll (6 quakes between mag 0.2-1.1),…

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 42 km south of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

4.8 quake 17 May 8:21 pm (GMT +10)A moderately shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported in the evening near Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea.According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at 8:21 pm local time at a…

The volcano remains in a state of calm. The monitoring network of the Colima State University detected 4 high frequency events and 5 landslides, but nothing else that could suggest a reawakening of the volcano in a near future.

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake 100 km northwest of Aparri, Philippines

4.8 quake 17 May 4:42 pm (GMT +8)An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 15 minutes ago 100 km northwest of Aparri, Philippines, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Aparri, Cagayan, Cagayan Valley, Philippines, in…

Magnitude 3.3 earthquake strikes near Marysville, Snohomish County, Washington, USA

3.3 quake 17 May 1:07 am (GMT -7)The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.3 quake in the United States near Marysville, Snohomish County, Washington, only 14 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at 1:07 am local time at a very shallow depth…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 115 km southwest of Abepura, Papua New Guinea

4.6 quake 17 May 4:11 pm (GMT +9)Just 22 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Abepura, Papua, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, at 4:11 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 108.2 km below the surface.The event was filed by…

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake 72 km east of Miyako, Japan

4.4 quake 17 May 4:06 pm (GMT +10)A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Miyako, Miyako-shi, Iwate, Japan, was reported only 15 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…

Moderate magnitude 4.2 quake hits 77 km southwest of La Planchada, Peru late at night

4.2 quake 16 May 11:58 pm (GMT -5)A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near La Planchada, Provincia de Camaná, Arequipa, Peru, was reported only 29 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth…

Moderate 4.3 quake hits near Juanjui, Provincia de Mariscal Cáceres, Region de San Martin, Peru

4.3 quake 51 km northwest of Juanjui, Peru, May 16, 2022 11:45 pm (GMT -5)A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Juanjui, Provincia de Mariscal Cáceres, Region de San Martin, Peru, was reported only 24 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor…

Ruapehu volcano (New Zeland): tremor has lowered, but unrest continues at high levels

Ruapehu volcano (image: Geonet)The volcanic tremor has decreased over the past two weeks, but remains well above the average levels confirming that the unrest continues at high levels. A heavy rainfall occurred throughout the last weekend to rise the Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe) level by 40 cm and drop…

Ibu volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia): sudden large eruption today

Strong eruption at Ibu volcano today (image: PVMBG)A stronger-than-usual explosion occurred at the volcano at 16:46 local time today. A spectacular grey ash plume was seen rising about 2,6 km above the crater towards the west. The PVMBG volcano observatory reported a seismic signal with a maximum amplitude of 30…

Reykjanes Peninsula (Iceland): ground deformation started, likelihood of new batch of magma at shallow levels

Significant ground deformation nearby Thorbjörn area registered by GPS and InSAR measurements (image: IMO)The IMO's GPS and InSAR instruments detected onset of a new uplift, located west of Thorbjörn at 4-5 km depth. This is likely reflecting continued magma intrusion and migration under the surface, supported also by registered local…

Small tremor of magnitude 3.7 just reported 48 miles northwest of Yakutat, Alaska, United States

3.7 quake 16 May 7:09 pm (GMT -8)An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred only 12 minutes ago 48 miles northwest of Yakutat, 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 Yakutat, Yakutat City and, Alaska,…

Study finds many existing oil and gas sites must be shut down to avert climate disaster

A new study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters shows that keeping global warming below the key 1.5°C threshold by the end of the century will require not just halting the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure, but also shutting down many existing sites."Some exi...

Scientists Think They’ve Found A New Remedy For Climate Change: Cat Litter

MIT researchers discovered a type of clay commonly used in cat litter is effective at removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

Youngkin announces slate of environmental board appointments - Virginia Mercury

Picks include four members of the 7-person air board, which will weigh in on Youngkin's plan to pull Virginia out of RGGI.

Climate change is 'impeding the ability of organisms to communicate'

This communication enables organisms to mate and interact with each other, as well as locate predators and food, according to researchers led by the University of Hull.

Thompson Lake closed after 70,000 gallons of wastewater sewage flows into the West St. Paul lake

People and pets should not have direct contact with the lake water, including fishing, until levels can be tested “and we know it’s safe again,” the city said in a Monday afternoon stat…

Study warns developed fossil fuel reserves will need to shut to meet 1.5C limit

Nearly 40% of oil, gas and coal from existing and approved sites will need to stay in the ground to avoid dangerous warming, research says.

EU won't relax green goals because of Ukraine war - Dombrovskis

The European Union is not planning to relax its ambitious goal of moving away from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said on Tuesday.

SoCalGas Submits 2024-2027 Rate Request to Invest in Infrastructure Reliability and Resiliency, Furthering California's Clean Energy Goals

/PRNewswire/ -- To provide reliable and safe gas delivery to the company's 22 million residential and commercial consumers and to support a reliable, resilient...

Geoengineering must be regulated if used to cut emissions, says former WTO head

Pascal Lamy says methods such as cloud whitening or injecting sulphur into atmosphere will be explored to combat global heating

Dumping Russian energy raises climate questions

The Commission’s REPowerEU initiative lands this week, and there’s worry it’s too focused on natural gas.

Study warns developed fossil fuel reserves will need to shut to meet 1.5C limit

Nearly 40% of oil, gas and coal from existing and approved sites will need to stay in the ground to avoid dangerous warming, research says.

Analysis | The Colorado River faces a climate change-driven crisis

The Colorado River plays a pivotal role in the American West, supplying water to more than 40 million people, irrigating 5 million acres of farmland, and providing critical habitat for rare fish, birds and plants.

‘It’s a bribe’: the coastal areas that could become the UK’s nuclear dump

Promises of jobs and investment are doing little to convince a remote Lincolnshire community to agree to hosting the country’s nuclear waste

EU drive for new clean energy could see solar panels on all new buildings

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Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study

Exclusive: Nearly half existing facilities will need to close prematurely to limit heating to 1.5C, scientists say

This is what the climate crisis looks like: Birds fall out of the sky

Rescuers in Gujarat find birds that have fallen from the sky every day

Glacier melt is past the tipping point in the Canadian Rockies and that's a big problem

Climate change is causing glaciers around the world to recede at an alarming rate. The loss of Rocky Mountain glaciers will affect the Prairie’s freshwater supply — and that’s a big problem.

Officials confirm EF0 landspout tornado near Casselman, Ont.

Western University's Northern Tornadoes Project says a landspout tornado occurred east of Ottawa during Sunday's severe weather, making it the first confirmed tornado of the 2022 season.

Canada's first tornado of the year reported

Canada's first tornado of the year was reported in eastern Ontario on Sunday afternoon.

Spout tornado believed to have spiraled through Casselman area on Sunday

CityNews meteorologist Jill Taylor says spout tornadoes are often rapidly rotating columns of air from the land up to the clouds.

Landspout tornado confirmed near Casselman, Ont., on Sunday | CBC News

A landspout tornado was spotted near Casselman, Ont., Sunday afternoon as a severe thunderstorm passed through the Ottawa region, tornado researchers at Western University have confirmed.

Goats return to Colerain Township Park to graze on invasive species

The goats will be at the park for at least a few weeks but could stay longer if there is more work to be done.

Elon Musk praised Netflix for telling employees to quit if they couldn't work on content they disagreed with. He previously bashed the platform as having a 'woke mind virus.'

Elon Musk called the Netflix guidelines a "good move" after last month saying "the woke mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable."

Netflix Delivers Salvo With 9 Little Words to Employees: ‘Netflix May Not Be the Best Place for You’

Netflix updated its culture guidelines for the first time since 2017. Its message to employees was clear: If you don’t like the content Netflix produces, you are free to leave.

Netflix says employees should quit if they're offended by its content

“Not everyone will like — or agree with — everything on our service"

Forecasting our Future: Exploring the links between wildfire season, climate change and health

As longer droughts and more intense heat waves increase the risk for bigger wildfire seasons, climate scientists and health experts worry about the cumulative damage that smoke pollution could cause.

Curbing energy-related air pollutants could save 50,000 US lives, $600B each year: study

Eliminating air pollutants generated by energy-related activities in the U.S. could prevent more than 50,000 premature deaths and save the economy more than $600 billion each year, a new study…

Endangered fish and waterfowl find refuge at the Klamath Basin’s Lakeside Farms

An innovative restoration project at Lakeside Farms is a hopeful demonstration of cooperation in a region that has seen bitter fights between tribes, farmers and wildlife advocates over who gets scarce water.

Beach houses on the Outer Banks are being swallowed by the sea

A neighborhood of vacation homes off the coast of North Carolina has become a symbol of the effects of rising oceans.

Heating neglected in EU plan to ditch Russian fossil fuels, industry says

The European Commission is due to table plans on Wednesday (18 May) to break free from Russian fossil fuels but, apart from a renewed push for heat pumps, there are major oversights when it comes to decarbonising heating and cooling, according to industry representatives.

Where homes will face the most wildfire risk in next 30 years

The "Fire Factor" score puts more climate risk information into the hands of property owners.

COVID concerns to delay state environmental board review of NECEC permit appeals

But in recommendations to the board, Maine Department of Environmental Protection staff rejected most of the arguments from power line critics.

Cal Am not fazed by rejection of SoCal desal project

Cal Am says the Commission’s decision to deny Poseidon Water Co.’s Huntington Beach project and any impacts on Cal Am’s long-proposed desal project on the Monterey Peninsula is comparing apples to …

California Coastal Commission rejects plan for Huntington Beach desalination plant

After hours of intense debate Thursday, coastal regulators rejected Poseidon Water's proposal to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach.

Selling Oil Wells: More Marketing Than Climate Action?

Those wells need to be decommissioned so that they never again spout emissions. But promising climate action and delivering it are two entirely different things.

A Major Solar Farm Developer Is Pulling Out Of Maui And Oahu Projects

Inflation and supply chain disruptions have made the utility-scale solar projects too costly, but the developer is hopeful it’s only a delay.

HFW moving to new ‘sustainable’ City office - Legal Cheek

New HQ features rainwater harvesting and air filtration systems as well as 'highest solar panels in London'

Here Are the Wildfire Risks to Homes Across the Lower 48 States

New data was used to calculate fire risk to residential and other properties. The threats are rising.

In California's high-risk fire country, Airbnb offers guests no warning or escape plan

One in five California Airbnb short-term rental properties are in wildfire-prone areas, yet the company provides no warnings or evacuation information.

Gas is a dangerous distraction for Africa

Arguments for gas exploration and infrastructure are robbing us of crucial time to switch to clean energy.

The dangers in our air: Mapping Chicago’s air pollution hotspots

An analysis of readings from newly-installed air sensors across the city found portions of Little Village, Austin, Englewood, Auburn Gresham, Irving Park and Avondale have the highest levels of particulate matter pollution — a known cause of serious health problems.

WEF-backed policies crippling Canadian energy potential - Rebel News

The World Economic Forum is even pushing a credit card with an incorporated

Dates set for installation of Russian River seasonal dams in Guerneville

Temporary dams are set to be installed at Vacation Beach on June 15 and Johnson’s Beach on June 20.

Protesters block Greek tanker with Russian cargo from entering UK port

Greenpeace protesters have blocked the entry of a Greek tanker into a southern English port due to its Russian fuel cargo with police making arrests, the green group said on Monday.

Newsom’s electric car nirvana collides with reality

California’s much-vaunted shift to electric cars may turn out to be one of the state government’s many high-concept programs that become managerial disasters, another Department of Motor Vehicles o…

What’s the Plan for Carbon Pricing in California?

Policymakers see a diminished role for California’s cap-and-trade program. November 14, 2012 was a big day in my book. This was the day we welcomed my son into the world (cutest boy ever). This was…

An intelligent quantum sensor that simultaneously detects the intensity, polarization and wavelength of light

A team of researchers has built an intelligent sensor—the size of about 1/1000 of the cross-section of a human hair—that can simultaneously detect the intensity, polarization and wavelength of light, ...

A new law unchains fusion energy

Physicists at EPFL, within a large European collaboration, have revised one of the fundamental laws that has been foundational to plasma and fusion research for over three decades, even governing the ...

Invisible Space Walls' "Fifth Force" Discovery Could Solve Cosmology's Greatest Mystery

The discovery of "new physics" could lead us to solve one of the biggest mysteries in cosmology!

Mysterious nuclear transient AT2019pev inspected in X-rays

Astronomers from the Ohio State University (OSU) and elsewhere have performed a detailed X-ray observational campaign of a mysterious nuclear transient event known as AT2019pev. Results of the study, ...

Dynamics of Complex Quantum Systems and the Flight of the Bee

Quantum simulator provides insights into the dynamics of complex quantum systems. At first glance, a system consisting of 51 ions may appear to be easily manageable. But even if these charged atoms are only switched back and forth between two states, the result is more than two quadrillion (1015) d

High-power lasers promise new defence strategy – Physics World

Physicists at QinetiQ are developing systems that combine and control high-energy laser beams to provide a powerful and cost-effective countermeasure against drones and other uncrewed objects

Image: Giant elliptical galaxy UGC 10143

This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image spotlights the giant elliptical galaxy, UGC 10143, at the heart of galaxy cluster Abell 2147, about 486 million light-years away in the head of the constellation ...

First Direct Visual Evidence That the Object in the Center of the Milky Way Is Indeed a Black Hole

Astronomers reveal the first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy. It is the first direct visual evidence of a ring-like structure like M87*. Theoretical Physicists of Goethe University Frankfurt were instrumental in interpreting the data. Astronomers have unveiled the first image o

A Chilling Feat: Superconducting X-Ray Laser Reaches Operating Temperature Colder Than Outer Space

The new facility, LCLS-II, will soon sharpen our view of how nature works on ultrasmall, ultrafast scales, impacting everything from quantum devices to clean energy. Nestled 30 feet underground in Menlo Park, California, a half-mile-long stretch of tunnel is now colder than most of the universe.

Deep ocean warming as climate changes

Much of the "excess heat" stored in the subtropical North Atlantic is in the deep ocean (below 700m), new research suggests.

The recent precise measurement of the W boson mass produced by the non-dead CDF collaboration last month continues to be at the focus of attention by the scientific community, for a good reason - if correct, the CDF measurement in and of itself would be the conclusive proof that our…

Faster Than the Speed of Light: Overcoming the Physical Limitations of Today’s Telecommunications

With a grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark, a team of researchers and experts from industry and Aarhus University will try to solve the fundamental problem that the speed of light simply is not fast enough for the Internet of Skills. Human skills will be digitalized and democratized in t

MR-Linac pioneer awarded highest ESTRO honour – Physics World

Jan Lagendijk wins ESTRO’s 2022 Breur Award in recognition of his major contribution to radiotherapy

Quantum magnets in motion

The behavior of microscopic quantum magnets has long been a subject taught in lectures in theoretical physics. However, investigating the dynamics of systems that are far out of equilibrium and watching ...

Temperatures colder than space achieved here on Earth using superconducting X-ray laser

A half-mile-long tunnel under Menlo Park, California, just became colder than most of the universe.

Einstein was right. Flying clocks around the world in opposite directions proved it.

Time isn't the same for everyone, even on Earth. Flying around the world gave Einstein the ultimate test. No one is immune from relativity.

Astronomers Discover Mysterious Circular Ring – Likely of Intergalactic Origin

Western Sydney University researchers, together with an international team of experts, have discovered a mysterious circular ring near our neighboring galaxy that could be the first known case of an intergalactic Supernova Remnant – remains of an exploded star that could be up to 7,000 years old.

Scientists capture first-ever image of Sagittarius A*, our galaxy’s supermassive black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope team has captured the first image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Seeing through the fog: Pinpointing young stars and their protoplanetary disks

Imagine walking through a dense, hazy fog in the middle of the night, seeing patches of light from cars and towns shimmering in the distance. It's nearly impossible to tell if the lights are deep in the ...

What Is the Multiverse? Is It Just Science Fiction, or Does It Really Exist?

Whether you need a new villain or an old Spider-Man, your sci-fi movie will sound more scientifically credible if you use the word multiverse. The Marvel multiverse puts multiple different versions of our universe “out there,” somewhere. In these films, with the right blend of technology, magic, and

How Properties of Mechanical Quantum Systems Can Be Measured Without Destroying the Quantum State

New experimental work establishes how quantum properties of mechanical quantum systems can be measured without destroying the quantum state. Systems in which mechanical motion is controlled at the level of individual quanta are emerging as a promising quantum-technology platform. New experimental

Say hello to Sagittarius A, the black hole at the center of the Milky

Sagittarius A* is a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Now that astronomers have imaged it, they can begin to learn more about black holes within other galaxies across the universe.

Searching for cosmic-ray boosted sub-GeV dark matter using data from the PandaX-II experiment

Physicists worldwide are continuing their search for dark matter, an elusive type of matter that does not absorb, reflect or emit light and is believed to make up most of the matter in the universe. A ...

New theory promises to reshape how we think about polymer superstructures

Polymer scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced in the journal Nature Communications that they have solved a longstanding mystery surrounding a nanoscale structure, formed ...

Cooling a gas of magnetic atoms to create large two-dimensional supersolids

n a new study, investigations led by Francesca Ferlaino and Russell Bisset show how to cool an atomic gas into a supersolid with a circular, 2D shape. The method will allow researchers to further study ...

Shaping the future of light through reconfigurable metasurfaces

The technological advancement of optical lenses has long been a significant marker of human scientific achievement. Eyeglasses, telescopes, cameras, and microscopes have all literally and figuratively ...

Chien-Shiung Wu's work defied the laws of physics

Though her experiments defied long-held laws about symmetry in the physical world, Wu was not regarded as a peer of those whose work she enabled.

Last Week You Saw The First Image Of Sagittarius A* - Now You Can Hear It

Astronomy is, for the most part, the realm of spectacular images but NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory team has been titillating our hearing by turning the

Whiz kid from Indonesia earns master’s at University of Waterloo in physics at 17

Cendikiawan Suryaatmadja is bound for doctoral studies in quantum information theory

You’ve Seen the New Image of the Milky Way’s Black Hole – Now Hear It!

This is a sonification — translation into sound — of the latest image from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way called Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). Using a radar-like scan, the sonification begins at the 12 o'clock position and sweeps…

Dynamics of Complex Quantum Systems and the Flight of the Bee

Quantum simulator provides insights into the dynamics of complex quantum systems. At first glance, a system consisting of 51 ions may appear to be easily manageable. But even if these charged atoms are only switched back and forth between two states, the result is more than two quadrillion (1015) d

Faster Than the Speed of Light: Overcoming the Physical Limitations of Today’s Telecommunications

With a grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark, a team of researchers and experts from industry and Aarhus University will try to solve the fundamental problem that the speed of light simply is not fast enough for the Internet of Skills. Human skills will be digitalized and democratized in t

High-energy neutrinos may come from black holes ripping apart stars

Where extremely energetic neutrinos originate from is a mystery. A new study supports the idea that “tidal disruption events” are one source.

What Is the Multiverse? Is It Just Science Fiction, or Does It Really Exist?

Whether you need a new villain or an old Spider-Man, your sci-fi movie will sound more scientifically credible if you use the word multiverse. The Marvel multiverse puts multiple different versions of our universe “out there,” somewhere. In these films, with the right blend of technology, magic, and

New US lab to create versions of atoms never recorded on Earth

By studying isotopes scientists hope to gain insight into how elements within exploding stars came to be

Puzzling Quantum Scenario Appears Not to Conserve Energy | Quanta Magazine

By resolving a paradox about light in a box, researchers hope to clarify the concept of energy in quantum theory.

Supermassive black hole at center of Milky Way photographed for the first time

Astronomers have just released the first picture of a supermassive black hole found at the center of our galaxy

Black hole science enters its golden age

The idea of black holes have been around for over 200 years. Today, we're seeing them in previously unimaginable ways.

Six Things You Do Every Day That Science Can't Explain

Science is great. It’s what took us from constantly dying from plague in the dark ages to only very rarely contracting the plague in the modern world (and

A mind-blowing explanation of symmetry

Basic and breath-taking – Dr. Frank Wilczek addresses symmetry’s critical role in nature’s laws and what we consider to be beautiful.

A Chilling Feat: Superconducting X-Ray Laser Reaches Operating Temperature Colder Than Outer Space

The new facility, LCLS-II, will soon sharpen our view of how nature works on ultrasmall, ultrafast scales, impacting everything from quantum devices to clean energy. Nestled 30 feet underground in Menlo Park, California, a half-mile-long stretch of tunnel is now colder than most of the universe.

How to build a wormhole in just 3 (nearly impossible) steps

Planning a trip to the Andromeda Galaxy? Not so fast.

Rapid Neutron Capture: Astronomers Discover “Gold Standard” Star in Milky Way

A team of astronomers led by University of Michigan’s Ian Roederer and including Carnegie’s Erika Holmbeck have identified the widest range of elements yet observed in a star beyond our own Sun. Their findings will be published in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. The researchers ident

After snapping a photo of the Milky Way's monster black hole, scientists dream of videos

What does the Event Horizon Telescope have in store for us over the next few years?

How one professor moved his research to a new country — and took his laboratory, too

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For the First Time Ever, Scientists Grow Plants in Lunar Soil

NASA-funded study breaks new ground in plant research. In the early days of the space age, the Apollo astronauts took part in a visionary plan: Bring samples of the lunar surface material, known as regolith, back to Earth where they could be studied with state-of-the-art equipment and saved for fut

Maxwell's demon experiment could be made real without breaking physics | New Scientist

A thought experiment called Maxwell’s demon, long hypothesised to break the laws of physics, could be made using simple electronic devices at macroscopic scales – without upsetting the laws of thermodynamics

Physicists Say There May Be Another Reality Right Beyond This One

Researchers from the University of Maryland studied graphene and electricity and say there could be two realities interacting.

The Standard Model of Particle Physics May Be Broken – A Physicist at the Large Hadron Collider Explains

As a physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “When are you going to find something?” Resisting the temptation to sarcastically reply “Aside from the Higgs boson, which won the Nobel Prize, and a whole slew of…