Moderate magnitude 4.7 quake hits 109 km southwest of Pagar Alam, Indonesia around noon

4.7 quake 17 Aug 12:38 pm (GMT +7)A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported around noon near Pagar Alam, Lahat Regency, South Sumatra, Indonesia.According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 12:38 pm local time at a shallow depth of 27 km.…

Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 17 Aug 2022

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 17 Aug 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (2 quakes between mag 2.0-3.0), Buzzard Creek (1 quake mag 1.5), Cerro Negro de Mayasquer (1…

World Earthquake Report for Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 Aug 2022Summary: 8 quakes 5.0+, 29 quakes 4.0+, 106 quakes 3.0+, 207 quakes 2.0+ (350 total)This report is being updated every hour.Magnitude 5+: 8 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 29 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 106 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 207 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 6…

Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Coalinga, Fresno County, California, USA

3.0 quake 16 Aug 9:21 pm (GMT -7)Just 9 minutes ago, a 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Coalinga, Fresno County, California, USA. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, at 9:21 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10.3 miles below the surface.The event was…

Small magnitude 3.3 quake hits 41 miles southwest of Hilo, Hawaii, United States in the afternoon

3.3 quake 16 Aug 4:37 pm (GMT -10)An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 occurred only 10 minutes ago 41 miles southwest of Hilo, Hawaii, United States, the United States Geological Survey reported.The quake hit at a moderately shallow depth of 21 miles beneath the epicenter near Hilo, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA,…

Small magnitude 3.7 earthquake 32 miles southeast of Nikolski, Alaska, United States

3.7 quake 16 Aug 2:59 pm (GMT -11)A magnitude 3.7 earthquake near Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA, was reported 37 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 shallow depth of…

Small magnitude 3.4 earthquake 15 miles northeast of Snyder, Texas, United States

3.4 quake 16 Aug 7:43 pm (GMT -5)An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred only 19 minutes ago 15 miles northeast of Snyder, Texas, United States, the United States Geological Survey reported.The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 3.1 miles beneath the epicenter near Snyder, Scurry County, Texas, USA,…

Small magnitude 3.3 quake hits 5 miles east of Banning, California, United States in the afternoon

3.3 quake 16 Aug 5:53 pm (GMT -7)The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.3 quake in the United States near Banning, Riverside County, California, only 7 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, at 5:53 pm local time at a shallow depth…

Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia

4.7 quake 17 Aug 9:44 am (GMT +9)An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred in the morning on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 9:44 am local time near Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to…

World Earthquake Report for Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 Aug 2022Summary: 7 quakes 5.0+, 34 quakes 4.0+, 105 quakes 3.0+, 225 quakes 2.0+ (371 total)Magnitude 5+: 7 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 34 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 105 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 225 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 6 or higher10 largest earthquakes in the…

Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 16 Aug 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 3.0), Cerro Negro de Mayasquer (1 quake mag 1.2), Clear Lake (20 quakes…

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake 37 miles southwest of Homer, Alaska, United States

4.0 quake 16 Aug 2:06 pm (GMT -8)A magnitude 4.0 earthquake near Homer, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, was reported only 6 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 an intermediate depth…

Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported few minutes ago near Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa on 16 Aug 2022 (GMT) at approximately 21:29 GMT.There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake. If confirmed, we can expect more accurate…

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Aug 2022: Fuego volcano, Ibu, Reventador, Sangay, Nevado del Ruiz, Sa...

Map of today's active volcanoesFagradalsfjall (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): The effusive eruption at the site rapidly slowed down.This indicates results of aerial measurements from 13 and 15 August. ... [read more] ... [show less] An average discharge flow rate seems lower during 13-15 August (4,1 m3/s) compared to 4-13 August period…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.3 just reported 12 km southwest of Calama, Chile

4.3 quake 16 Aug 4:25 pm (GMT -4)The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Chile near Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, only 23 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, at 4:25 pm local time at an intermediate depth…

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake 93 km northeast of Lospalos, Timor-Leste

4.7 quake 17 Aug 3:14 am (GMT +9)The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.7 quake in Timor-Leste near Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, only 16 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 3:14 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km.…

World Earthquake Report for August 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during August 2022Summary: 2 quakes 6.0+, 79 quakes 5.0+, 516 quakes 4.0+, 1737 quakes 3.0+, 4385 quakes 2.0+ (6719 total)This report is being updated every day.Magnitude 9+: noneMagnitude 8+: noneMagnitude 7+: noneMagnitude 6+: 2 earthquakesMagnitude 5+: 79 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 516 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 1737 earthquakesMagnitude 2+:…

Significant 5.0 quake hits near Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

5.0 quake 17 Aug 3:25 am (GMT +10)A magnitude 5.0 earthquake near Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, was reported only 17 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow…

Small magnitude 3.6 earthquake 24 miles south of Alaska City, Alaska, United States

3.6 quake 16 Aug 9:28 am (GMT -8)Just 11 minutes ago, a 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Alaska City, Anchorage, Alaska, USA. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, at 9:28 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 19 miles below the surface.The event…

Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Ponca City, Condado de Kay County, Oklahoma, USA

3.0 quake 16 Aug 11:25 am (GMT -5)Just 13 minutes ago, a 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Ponca City, Condado de Kay County, Oklahoma, USA. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, at 11:25 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 3.1 miles below…

Fagradalsfjall volcano update: activity continues at significantly reduced levels

Graph of lava area, lava volume, lava discharge and gas release data (image: Institute of Earth Science)The effusive eruption at the site rapidly slowed down. This indicates results of aerial measurements from 13 and 15 August. An average discharge flow rate seems lower during 13-15 August (4,1 m3/s) compared to…

Small magnitude 3.0 quake hits 6 miles northeast of Snyder, Texas, United States in the morning

3.0 quake 16 Aug 7:29 am (GMT -5)The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.0 quake in the United States near Snyder, Scurry County, Texas, only 25 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, at 7:29 am local time at a very shallow…

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake strikes near Wakkanai, Wakkanai Shi, Hokkaido, Japan

4.1 quake 16 Aug 6:54 pm (GMT +9)Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Wakkanai, Wakkanai Shi, Hokkaido, Japan. The tremor was recorded early evening on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, at 6:54 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.The event was filed…

Photo of the Day: Fragile chimneys made from sulphur on the ground.

Fragile chimneys made from sulphur on the ground.

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 55 km northeast of Surigao City, Philippines

4.5 quake 16 Aug 3:13 pm (GMT +8)A magnitude 4.5 earthquake near Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Caraga, Philippines, was reported only 17 minutes ago by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 92 km northwest of Sinabang, Indonesia

4.7 quake 16 Aug 2:02 pm (GMT +7)An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred only 16 minutes ago 92 km northwest of Sinabang, Indonesia, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.The quake hit at a shallow depth of 24 km beneath the epicenter near Sinabang, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia, early afternoon on…

Farmers in New England face new challenges with severe drought - The Boston Globe

Water supplies are low or dry, fire departments are combatting more brush fires, and crops are growing poorly. “I don’t think there is any normal anymore,” one farmer says.

Honey bees are another victim of Maine's drought

Many beekeepers are bracing for a low honey harvest because of Maine's ongoing drought.

Critically low reservoir prompts U.S. officials to cut Nevada’s water allotment by 8%. What will this mean for you?

Critically low reservoir conditions are prompting U.S. officials to cut Nevada’s water allotment by 8%. Still, experts say this should not have any impact on the daily lives of Nevadans next year, because they already use far less water than what the state is being allocated.

Fifth set of skeletal remains found at Lake Mead after Western states hit with drought-inflicted water cuts

The latest discovery comes amid water cuts for Western states due to severe drought slamming the region.

Will Colorado River usage cuts impact Colorado?

While the federal government announced water usage cuts for some states in the Colorado River watershed, the Centennial State won’t have to worry about the federal government forcing cuts jus…

Can genetic engineering bring the extinct Tasmanian tiger back? Texas firm is trying

The last Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, died in the 1930s, but the species may come back to life if these scientists succeed.

Lake Mead cuts coming, but Southern Nevada dodges another bullet for now

Beginning next year, Lake Mead will enter what is called a "Level 2A shortage.

Startup Backed by Hemsworths, Paris Hilton Plans Tasmanian Tiger Revival

Dallas-based Colossal Biosciences, which is already working to bring back the woolly mammoth, now aims to resurrect a marsupial declared extinct in the 1930s.

Chris Hemsworth hypes revival of extinct, 'iconic' Tasmanian tiger

"Thor" superstar told The Post he's psyched about the return of the "Tassie tiger" to his native Australia.

Can genetic engineering bring the extinct Tasmanian tiger back? Texas firm is trying

The last Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, died in the 1930s, but the species may come back to life if these scientists succeed.

Genetics company wants to bring iconic Tasmanian tiger back from extinction

Colossal Biosciences—the company attempting to revive the woolly mammoth—has announced that it is now working on the "de-extinction" of the thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger.

Drastic water cuts expected as ‘megadrought’ grips western US states

Officials say Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming must figure out how to use 15% less water

EKY Organization turns focus to long-term needs after flooding

As many of the short-term needs of flood victims are being met in Eastern Kentucky, one non-profit is focusing on helping people long-term.

U.S. Declares More Colorado River Cuts as Drought Deepens

The federal government has declared an unprecedented new stage to the water shortage afflicting the Colorado River, triggering cuts likely to deepen economic damage to the Southwest driven by a long-running drought.

Newport News woman returns from Kentucky disaster zone after donating supplies

A Newport News woman recently went to Knott County, Kentucky to deliver donated supplies. If you're interested in donating, Lesa recommends donating directly to Knott County.

Tasmanian tiger: Scientists hope to revive marsupial from extinction

Experts behind the project claim the technology for "de-extinction" already exists, but others are sceptical.

How West Coast residents should prepare for the threat of a tsunami

When most people hear the word “tsunami,” they may imagine a massive wave, but that’s actually a misconception that researchers in Washington state are trying to correct.

Dallas-based startup plans to revive the extinct Tasmanian tiger

Story at a glance Colossal Biosciences, a Texas-based startup that calls itself a “de-extinction company,” plans on trying to bring back the thylacine.  The thylacine, also called the Tasmanian tig…

Eye on the Tropics: And away we go

After a summer of fishing for things to talk about in each week’s Eye on the Tropics, we’re quickly transitioning into peak season now, with a number of things to discuss. Today’s…

Feds call for conservation as they look to protect futures of Lake Powell, Lake Mead

A new report says the goal is to keep Lake Powell at least 3,525 feet to protect a 35-foot buffer between current levels and the level where hydrologic functions are lost.

Tree farm loses 70% of seedlings due to drought

“This has been the hottest summer I can remember,” John Leyden said. “7,000 seedlings at $10 apiece, that’s $70,000 we lost.”

Flood victims turn to temporary shelter

Brandon Mullins said his house was nearly underwater. He was able to get out of the home without injuries, but his home was lost.

Scientists say new climate law is likely to reduce warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Massive incentives for clean energy in the U.S. law signed Tuesday by President Joe Biden should reduce future global warming “not a lot, but not insignificantly either,” according to a climate scientist who led an independent analysis of the package.

The Northeast is in the middle of an intense drought

Rivers have been reduced to a trickle in the most severe areas and farmers are facing the consequences of a summer without rain.

New England farmers face new challenges as drought follows drought  - Portland Press Herald

Huge meanders of the jet stream, or air current, get stuck in place, locking in extreme weather events that can alternately be associated with extreme heat and drought in one location and extreme rainfall in another.

Thank young people for the Inflation Reduction Act

To young people: Thank you for your heart and persistence. Without you, we would not have the Inflation Reduction Act

White House climate official sanctioned by prestigious science body

The NAS said Lubchenco violated its code of conduct before joining the Biden administration last year.

Colossal waterspout is spotted off the coast of Florida's Panhandle

Residents of the beach town spotted the gigantic funnel during their morning commute Tuesday. The waterspout was swirling in the Gulf of Mexico with flashes of lightning cracking through the sky.

Scientists warn California is due for disastrous ‘megaflood’

Monsoonal moisture continues to cause flash flood warnings throughout San Diego County.

U.S. demands more water cuts as Colorado River hits dire lows

On Tuesday the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation declared for the first time that the Lower Colorado River Basin has reached a point where states will be required to make further reductions in water use.

Support the American Red Cross to help flood relief in eastern Kentucky

Please help by giving to the organization of your choice.

Apparently, the plan to save a tanking Lake Mead and Lake Powell is 'stay tuned'

The feds talked tough about stepping in to save Lake Mead and Lake Powell if states could not agree to cuts. But was that just an empty threat?

Lake Mead water shortage declared again; Nevada faces more cuts

Lake Mead will head into 2023 under a federal water shortage for the second straight year as the worsening drought continues to ravage the West.

New water cuts coming for Southwest as Colorado River falls into Tier 2 shortage

The federal government announced Tuesday the Colorado River will operate in a Tier 2 shortage condition for the first time starting in January as the West’s historic drought has taken a severe toll on Lake Mead.

Several Arby’s restaurants in central Ky. raising money for flood victims

If you eat at Arby’s in Lexington or Winchester Monday, all the sales will be going toward eastern Kentucky flood relief efforts.

SNWA chief criticizes inaction on Lake Mead water

The water authority chief said other state water managers have “unreasonable expectations” during unprecendented drought conditions.

‘Man some of the stories told were unimaginable,’ Willie Ray Fairley returns from Kentucky

Willie Ray Fairley and his crew are back in Cedar Rapids after spending six days in Kentucky providing meals to people recovering from historic flooding.

After U.S. climate bill win, environmental groups turn to permit reform

With President Joe Biden expected to sign a long-negotiated climate spending bill later on Tuesday, environmental groups are turning their focus to their next fight - halting efforts to fast-track permitting for major infrastructure projects like pipelines and highways. For Senate Democrats to win backing from their final holdout -…

Low-income and minority communities have always been shortchanged in the U.S. energy...

Feds cut Colorado River allocation to Arizona, Nevada as talks fail

States along the Colorado River have officially missed a federally imposed deadline to develop a new water-sharing agreement, and the federal government announced Tuesday that it will take the rein…

America Is Going to Have a ‘Heat Belt’

How can cities prepare for more regular extreme heat?

Scientists entangled two different quantum nodes 12.5 km apart from each other

Two quantum nodes were entangled by Chinese scientists

Quantum Physics Could Finally Explain Consciousness, Scientists Say

We asked a theoretical physicist, an experimental physicist, and a professor of philosophy to weigh in.

Microneedles unlock curcumin's therapeutic potential

While turmeric root has been used medicinally throughout the world for centuries, science has found that its main chemical component, curcumin, breaks down in the body before its ultimate benefits can ...

A Major Step Towards Nuclear Fusion As Researchers Confirm Scientific Ignition

On Aug. 8, 2021, scientists took a laser the size of three football fields and focused all 192 ...

How Black Holes Smashing Together Could Settle an Astronomical Dispute

Violent ripples reverberating across spacetime might finally reveal how quickly our universe is expanding.

Wobbling droplets in space confirm late professor's theory

At a time when astronomers around the world are reveling in new views of the distant cosmos, an experiment on the International Space Station has given Cornell researchers fresh insight into something ...

Identifying a new, cleaner source for white light

When early humans discovered how to harness fire, they were able to push back against the nightly darkness that enveloped them. With the invention and widespread adoption of electricity, it became easier ...

Researchers study the turbulence raging inside distant stars

Stunning new images created by Keele researchers highlight the turbulent flow of energy inside distant stars.

2D boundaries could create electricity

There's still plenty of room at the bottom to generate piezoelectricity. Engineers at Rice University and their colleagues are showing the way.

Spiraling footballs wobble at one of two specific frequencies

Researchers simulated the path of a flying football to study how pigskins wobble and why they drift sideways.

Scientists blast atoms with Fibonacci laser to make an "extra" dimension of time

The new phase was made by firing lasers at 10 ytterbium ions inside a quantum computer.

China's X-ray observatory detects strongest magnetic field ever recorded

China's Insight-HXMT telescope breaks its own record with new detection.

Physics Duo Finds Magic in Two Dimensions | Quanta Magazine

In exploring a family of two-dimensional crystals, a husband-and-wife team is uncovering a potent variety of new electron behaviors.

The photon ring: A black hole ready for its close-up

When scientists unveiled humanity's historic first image of a black hole in 2019—depicting a dark core encircled by a fiery aura of material falling toward it—they believed even richer imagery and ...

Black Hole Mysteries Solved

Recent theoretical and observational results have revealed new secrets about these shadowy objects, with deep implications for more than just black holes themselves

How Physicists Cracked a Black Hole Paradox

An artificially intelligent first author presents many ethical questions—and could upend the publishing process

Scientists take another theoretical step toward uncovering the mystery of dark matter, black holes

Much of the matter in the universe remains unknown and undefined, yet theoretical physicists continue to gain clues to the properties of dark matter and black holes. A study by a team of scientists including ...

Black hole collisions could help us measure how fast the universe is expanding

A black hole is usually where information goes to disappear—but scientists may have found a trick to use its last moments to tell us about the history of the universe.

“Spectral Siren” – Black Hole Collisions Could Help Measure How Fast the Universe Is Expanding

University of Chicago astronomers propose ‘spectral siren’ method to understand evolution of the universe. A black hole is usually where information goes to disappear. However, scientists may have found a trick to use its last moments to tell us about the history of the universe. Two Universit

Black hole 'superradiance' phenomenon may aid quest for dark matter

Scientists think that when dark photons collect around black holes, they can get trapped and boosted to high energies, where they might transform into other particles (or even just normal photons).

Primordial Black Holes Could Have Triggered the Formation of Supermassive Black Holes

Computer simulations show the role primordial black holes may have played in the early universe, but the process isn't clear cut.

Astronomers discovered the earliest known dark matter — and it's not behaving as predicted

For the first time, scientists used the radiation residue of the Big Bang to measure dark matter around extremely distant galaxies.

The First Milky Way Black Hole Image Lets Scientists Test Physics

The first image of the behemoth at the center of our galaxy opens new avenues for understanding the nature of black holes

The new generation of Starlink satellites remain above the accepted brightness threshold

It's one of the stranger sights of the modern Space Age. Recently, we found ourselves under the relatively dark skies of southern Spain. Sure enough, within a few minutes, we caught sight of a chain of ...

The entanglement of two quantum memory systems 12.5 km apart from each other

Quantum computing technology could have notable advantages over classical computing technology, including a faster speed and the ability to tackle more complex problems. In recent years, some researchers ...

Record for the strongest steady magnetic field 'broken'

Superconductive hybrid magnet claimed to be 4,500 times stronger than a fridge stick-on

How primordial black holes might explain dark matter | Aeon Essays

Could primordial black holes from the beginning of time explain ‘dark matter’, the mysterious missing mass in the Universe?

China creates world's strongest magnetic field

China breaks the record for the world's strongest magnetic field with 45.22 tesla, by passing the previous US record

Space mission shows Earth's water may be from asteroids: study

Water may have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system, scientists said after analysing rare samples collected on a six-year Japanese space mission.

Nature's Take: what's next for the preprint revolution

Nature - Nature's experts delve into preprints

Record For World’s Strongest Steady Magnetic Field Broken By China

The achievement has broken a US record that stood for decades.

Atomic-scale 3D imaging of individual dopant atoms in an oxide semiconductor

Nature Communications - Small variations in the density of dopants change the physical properties of complex oxides. Here, the authors resolve doping levels in three dimension, imaging the atomic...

World's strongest steady magnetic field generated in China

Scientists in China have set a new world record for the strongest steady magnetic field ever generated on Earth. The hybrid magnet managed to produce a field measuring 45.22 Tesla (T), which is over a million times stronger than the planet’s own.

WAG Alex Pike shows off her muscular physique in a black swimsuit

Alex Pike, 45, who is dating retired Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley, flaunted her muscular physique and smiled as she donned a pair of designer shades on Sunday.

James Webb Space Telescope Shows That The Big Bang Didn't Happen? wait…

physical Eric J Lerner get to the point: For all who see it, the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) images of the universe are beautifully stunning.

Scientists build a magnet in China that is a million times stronger than Earth's magnetic core

The 45.22-tesla magnet sits just shy of the record for the world's most powerful magnet. It could help unlock new innovations including nuclear fusion.

Bangladeshi scientist leads cosmic study offering clearer look at black holes

Dr Tonima Tasnim Ananna  and her team at US’ Dartmouth College have now advanced mankind’s knowledge about black holes and lights emitted therefrom, which have long mystified researchers

Irreversible declines in freshwater storage projected in parts of Asia by 2060

The Tibetan Plateau, known as the "water tower" of Asia, supplies freshwater for nearly 2 billion people who live downstream. New research led by scientists at Penn State, Tsinghua University and the ...

Unusual 'revived' pulsars could be the ultimate gravitational wave detector

Astronomers hope to use pulsars scattered around the galaxy as a giant gravitational wave detector. But why do we need them, and how do they work?

Unexpected quantum effects in natural double-layer graphene

An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has detected novel quantum effects in high-precision studies of natural double-layer graphene and has interpreted them together with ...

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Not Likely To Flip

A new study argues that Earth's magnetic poles are unlikely to flip. There has been speculation that Earth's magnetic polarity is about to reverse as a result of the appearance of a mystery area in the South Atlantic where the geomagnetic field strength is rapidly dropping. The present changes, how

Scientists clarify how best known superconductor works

In a series of experiments on lanthanum superhydride with impurities, researchers from Skoltech, Lebedev Physical Institute of RAS and their colleagues from the United States, Germany and Japan, have ...

Concise synthesis of pleurotin developed

From the perspective of chemists, pleurotin is an intriguing molecule.

2D array of electron and nuclear spin qubits opens new frontier in quantum science

By using photons and electron spin qubits to control nuclear spins in a two-dimensional material, researchers at Purdue University have opened a new frontier in quantum science and technology, enabling ...

Ever wanted to name a planet? Here's how to name one found by the James Webb Telescope

Anyone can name a star online, but the International Astronomical Union is offering a rare space opportunity: to name a planet discovered by the groundbreaking James Webb Telescope.

30 Things Science Hasn’t Proven Yet But Folks In This Online Group Have A Hunch Are True Anyway

This online user turned to one of Reddit’s most informative and thought-provoking communities, asking professionals to share the things they suspect are true but can't prove just yet.