World Earthquake Report for Monday, 16 May 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 16 May 2022Summary: 1 quake 5.0+, 34 quakes 4.0+, 122 quakes 3.0+, 215 quakes 2.0+ (372 total)This report is being updated every hour.Magnitude 5+: 1 earthquakeMagnitude 4+: 34 earthquakesMagnitude…

Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 16 May 2022

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 16 May 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 2.0), Brennisteinsfjöll (4…

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake 101 km west of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea

4.7 quake 16 May 11:28 pm (GMT +10)An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred only 20 minutes ago 101 km west of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 100 km…

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Manokwari, Kabupaten Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia

4.8 quake 16 May 8:43 pm (GMT +9)Just 14 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Manokwari, Kabupaten Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Monday, May 16th, 2022, at 8:43 pm local time, at…

Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported about 10 minutes ago near Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia

We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia on 16 May 2022 (GMT) at approximately 11:25 GMT.There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this…

Small tremor of magnitude 3.3 just reported 38 miles east of Huslia, Alaska, United States

3.3 quake 16 May 2:28 am (GMT -8)An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 occurred only 10 minutes ago 38 miles east of Huslia, Alaska, United States, the United States Geological Survey reported.The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 2.1…

The Aviation Color Code for Reykjanes has been raised to Yellow by IMO following the intense earthquake swarm yesterday.

Moderate 4.6 quake hits near Gorontalo, Indonesia

4.6 quake 16 May 6:13 pm (GMT +8)An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred only 13 minutes ago 100 km west of Gorontalo, Indonesia, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 73 km beneath the…

Small 3.8 quake hits near Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California, USA

3.8 quake 15 May 11:16 pm (GMT -7)An earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred late at night on Sunday, May 15th, 2022, at 11:16 pm local time near Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County, California, USA, as reported by the United States…

Small magnitude 3.6 earthquake 50 miles northwest of Elfin Cove, Alaska, United States

3.6 quake 112 mi west of Juneau, Alaska, USA, May 15, 2022 9:48 pm (GMT -8)A very shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported in the evening near Elfin Cove, Hoonah-Angoon, Alaska, USA.According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake…

Significant 5.5 quake hits near Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia

5.5 quake 16 May 4:25 pm (GMT +11)An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred in the afternoon on Monday, May 16th, 2022, at 4:25 pm local time near Severo-Kuril'sk, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences…

Moderate 4.0 quake hits near Kushiro, Kushiro Shi, Hokkaido, Japan

4.0 quake 16 May 2:08 pm (GMT +9)A magnitude 4.0 earthquake near Kushiro, Kushiro Shi, Hokkaido, 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…

Reykjanes Peninsula (Iceland): moderate M 4.7 quake today

Depth and magnitude of quakes versus time plot in Iceland between 9-17 May 2022 (image: VolcanoDiscovery)An increasing trend of the seismic activity has peaked with a moderate M 4.7 earthquake at 17:38 local time today. The quake was located 5,5…

Etna volcano update: smoothly flowing lava glows over Catania

The lava spills out from the new fissure vent (image:The lava flow continues to be active on the northern flank of the Southeast crater for almost 60 hours since the effusive eruption started on Friday the 13th. The volcanic tremor…

Sakurajima volcano (Kyushu, Japan): occasional eruptions continue

Ash plume from Sakurajima volcano today (image: Sakurajima webcam)The low-level and sporadic eruptive activity of the volcano continues. A small vulcanian-type explosion took place from the Minamidake Crater today generating ash plume that rose to 8,000 ft (2,500 m) altitude.…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 18 km northeast of Chatra, India

4.8 quake 16 May 7:00 am (GMT +5:30)A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Chatra, Jharkhand, India, was reported only 11 minutes ago by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part…

World Earthquake Report for Sunday, 15 May 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 16 May 2022Summary: 1 quake 5.0+, 31 quakes 4.0+, 108 quakes 3.0+, 269 quakes 2.0+ (409 total)Magnitude 5+: 1 earthquakeMagnitude 4+: 31 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 108 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 269 earthquakesNo…

Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 15 May 2022

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 15 May 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Atitlán (1 quake mag 2.7), Brennisteinsfjöll (9…

Small magnitude 3.1 earthquake 46 miles northwest of Alaska City, Alaska, United States

3.1 quake 15 May 3:23 pm (GMT -8)A moderately shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Alaska City, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Sunday, May 15th, 2022, at 3:23 pm…

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 May 2022: Karymsky volcano, Krakatau, Reykjanes, Sangay, Sakurajima, ...

Map of today's active volcanoesReykjanes (Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland)): (14 May) An elevated seismic activity has been detected by the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) network last week.1700 earthquakes in total have been detected at Svartsengi and Grindavík areas with a…

Moderate 4.2 quake hits near El Vergel [Campo], Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico

4.2 quake 15 May 12:54 pm (GMT -7)An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred around noon on Sunday, May 15th, 2022, at 12:54 pm local time near El Vergel [Campo], Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico, as reported by Mexico's National Seismological…

World Earthquake Report for May 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during May 2022Summary: 4 quakes 6.0+, 75 quakes 5.0+, 555 quakes 4.0+, 1658 quakes 3.0+, 3544 quakes 2.0+ (5836 total)This report is being updated every day.Magnitude 9+: noneMagnitude 8+: noneMagnitude 7+: noneMagnitude 6+: 4 earthquakesMagnitude…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 43 km southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland

4.6 quake Iceland: 7.5 Km NW of Grindavík May 15, 2022 5:38 pm (GMT +0)A very shallow magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Reykjavik, Reykjavíkurborg, Capital Region, Iceland.According to the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), the quake hit…

1 in 6 Americans live in areas with significant wildfire risk

Here is a detailed map of wildfire exposure across the country. See how many properties are at risk in your region.

Deep Sea Mining May Uplift Clean Energy—and Curse Our Oceans

A growing private industry wants to mine precious metals out from the depths of the ocean. The resource gains may not outweigh the environmental costs.

Manhattan Project radiation lingers in Oak Ridge. Critics wants more info on a new landfill

Environmental groups, while acknowledging the low-level radiation waste has to go somewhere, say they don't know how the proposal will protect people.

New Zealand to help pay for cleaner cars to reduce emissions

New Zealand will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars.

Eight arrested after Greenpeace protesters block oil tanker from Russia in Thames

Activists hold banners saying ‘fossil fuel war’ at British port

An Intimate Look at Mexico’s Indigenous Seri People

The identity of the Seri is integrally tied to their natural environment, which in recent years has been susceptible to an increasing number of existential threats.

Opinion | One Way to Do More for the Environment: Do Less With Your Yard

Every year we let more patches of our yard go wild, and every year more flowers appear in the uncut areas.

Canadian board recommends rejection of Baffinland bid to mine more iron

A Canadian review board on Friday cited environmental concerns as it recommended the government reject Baffinland Iron Mine Corp's request to double production at its Mary River iron ore mine on Nunavut's Baffin Island, a C$1.3 billion project that has…

Bleached sea sponges found in New Zealand waters for first time

Extreme ocean temperatures blamed for turning sea sponges white in more than a dozen sites on southern coastline

Global solar demand to reach 190 GW this year, says IEA

The International Energy Agency expects solar, wind power, and other renewable energy technologies to achieve triple-digit global growth this year, with new PV additions set to reach almost 200 GW.

The Biggest Potential Water Disaster in the United States

In California, millions of residents and thousands of farmers depend on the Bay-Delta for fresh water—but they can’t agree on how to protect it.

Renewables snapshot: Are we on track to decarbonise the globe?

About 80TW of combined solar and wind is required to decarbonise the globe – so how are we tracking?

Buckingham Fountain switches on for summer

ComEd and the Chicago Park District held the annual "Switch on Summer" celebration for its eighth consecutive year.

Help to buy EVs in ‘landmark’ New Zealand net-zero climate plan

Lower and middle income families will benefit from ‘scrap and replace’ scheme, while 20% cut in car, van and ute trips sought

Low winds may help crews control huge New Mexico wildfire

Crews fighting the second-largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history are trying to take advantage of several days of mild winds to gain control over a fire that had charred more than 450 square miles by Sunday

Record number of dams removed from Europe’s rivers in 2021

More than 200 barriers were taken down last year, helping to restore fish migration routes and boost biodiversity and climate resilience

New Zealand announces new climate response fund

The New Zealand government on Monday announced it would spend at least NZ$2.9 billion ($1.82 billion) on further reducing emissions over the next four years as part of the country's commitment to cut emissions to net zero by 2050.

Australian authorities to buy out fisheries citing climate crisis

$20m permit buyback aims to help recovery of jackass morwong, redfish, john dory and silver trevally

Greater Brisbane asked to save water as Gympie assesses flood damage

The request came after rain affected a treatment plant in the south-east, while in Gympie, floodwaters were expected to recede after the Mary River peaked at 15.56 metres.

The Big Read: As households face soaring electricity prices, being eco-friendly can be wallet-friendly too

SINGAPORE: Whenever the sun is blazing, Mr Arun Murthy gets excited, as a mobile application on his phone would show that his house is generating more electricity than it is using. In mid-March, he installed 100 solar panels on the…

California regulator rejects desalination plant despite historic drought

California regulators on Thursday rejected a $1.4 billion desalination plant on environmental grounds, dealing a setback to Governor Gavin Newsom, who had supported the project as a partial solution for the state's sustained drought.

Exhausted: How We Can Stop Lithium Mining from Depleting Water Resources, Draining Wetlands, and Harming Communities in South America

To mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, we must transition away from fossil fuels like petroleum and coal and toward clean energy generation and zero-emission transportation options. However, many green technologies, such as electric vehicles and renewable power plants,…

Community cleans up in Rodanthe after houses collapse

Questions now remain as to if these lots can rebuild and, more importantly, if they should.

States Producing the Most Electricity From Renewable Sources

Amid ever-more dire warnings from many in the scientific community, the U.N. secretary general has recently listed the climate crisis among the top threats to global security. In an acknowledgement of the scope of the problem, President Joe Biden laid…

An East Coast project is harnessing the power of the world’s largest tides. Will it succeed where others have failed?

Edinburgh, Scotland-based Sustainable Marine announced this week that its floating tidal turbine platform had connected to the Nova Scotia grid

Emissions From London Rubbish Will Be Buried Under Norwegian North Sea

By Stephen Treloar (Bloomberg) –Carbon dioxide emissions generated by burning waste at incineration plants in London will be stored thousands of meters under the North Sea far away in Norway.  Cory, a...

Queensland deluge eases but flood alerts remain across southeast

Rain is easing across Queensland but major flood warnings remain in place for some parts of the southeast after the week's torrential downpours.

The SEC climate change rule sidesteps Congress and voters

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently proposed rule is so complex and far-reaching it could reorient the entire U.S. financial system into one that prioritizes climate change over financial soundness. The rule risks turning the SEC into a quasi-environmental agency…

Scientists Estimate That the Embodied Energy of Waste Plastics Equates to 12% of U.S. Industrial Energy Use

NREL Calculates Lost Value of Landfilled Plastic in U.S. With mountains of plastic trash piling up in landfills and experts anticipating that there will be more plastics in the ocean by weight than fish by 2050, the enormous environmental threat…

Weather event damages Madison homes

The Union Park Square Mobile Park suffered extensive damage.

Weather conditions easing in Queensland as clean up begins

Flood affected residents are returning to their homes and businesses as clean up begins after significant rainfall in parts of Queensland. Jemima Burt reports.

Reward offered for information on endangered red wolf death

The wolf was found in a muddy field in Tyrrell County on April 15, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Michigan leaders support recycling programs, but struggle to implement

A recent University of Michigan public policy survey showed widespread support among community leaders for offering recycling services for both environmental and economic benefits, yet respondents said they often encounter difficulties launching those programs.

Cardboard bread clips hitting grocery shelves after Quebec company ditches plastic | CBC News

KLR Systems, from Saint-Pie, Que., produces millions of bread clips a year. But the company's president said that after seeing how much plastic is used, it decided to make the change to using recycled cardboard.

Wealthy Californians splash out on fines to water gardens during drought

Jim Hampton gazes proudly at his finely manicured lawn and the flourishing plants outside his home in the affluent southern Californian city of Agoura Hills

Analysis | How California Can Survive Another Historic Drought

Farms will get smaller, urban areas will get more efficient, and the state’s $3 trillion economy will cushion the blow.

Greening Conundrum: You're planting trees to fight climate change but are you doing it the right way?

​​Then there is the question of the kind of trees to plant. “Many tree planting drives are often of limited use if we have no mechanism to ensure that the saplings are of the right kind, and whether they will…

Plastic-stuffed seabirds sound alarm call for Australian ocean health

Seabirds are sending us an urgent message about the health of the Australia’s oceans but we’re not listening, say marine scientists.

World Migratory Bird Day 2022: Explaining the Impact of Light Pollution on Bird Migration Patterns | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Light pollution and its impact on migratory birds is a focus of a global campaign that aims to raise awareness about migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Little green lies: We fill our blue boxes with plastic, but hardly any gets recycled — will Ford’s new system change that?

The shocking truth is the vast majority of plastic packaging in Canada ends up in landfills or is burned for fuel. Finally, new rules from the feds and Ontario’s new blue box program may help.

Queensland on alert for more floods

Residents suffering through Queensland’s latest flooding event will be able to access disaster assistance as heavy rain and rising waters continue to inundate businesses and homes.

Rare 'Triple-Dip' La Niña Increasingly Possible – What That Could Mean for Hurricane Season and Ongoing Drought

Instead of sloshing between El Niño and La Niña, we could lock into La Niña for the third year in a row.

Moment '22ft' shark is spotted as some say it proves prehistoric beast exists

CHILLING footage of a huge shark prowling the ocean floor has divided opinion as some argue it proves a prehistoric beast still exists. Megalodons – which grew to 60ft and had a 10ft-wide mou…

Caesar’s favourite herb was the Viagra of ancient Rome. Until climate change killed it off

Perfume, tonic – even love potion – silphium was prized by the ancient Romans, but in its success lay the seeds of its own downfall

11 Cool Facts About Iceberg Alley

It’s an otherworldly experience to stand on a rocky coast and watch a colossal iceberg slowly drift by.

$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill

The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show.

Burning waste to make energy: How Amazon, American Airlines and Subaru are trying to get out of landfills

More companies are avoiding landfills as part of sustainability goals and are instead burning their waste to convert it to energy.

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…

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…

After 2nd black hole photo, scientists dream of videos next

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…

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,…

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,…

On the Edge: New Magnetic Phenomenon Discovered With Industrial Potential

Working with the tiniest magnets, Hebrew University discovers a new magnetic phenomenon with industrial potential. For physicists, exploring the realm of the very, very small is a wonderland. Totally new and unexpected phenomena are discovered in the nanoscale, where materials…

Scientists blow up their lab after creating strongest magnet ever

Scientists knew that it would probably explode, but they did not expect to reach such a record magnetic field.

Study shows the poor simply lack opportunities to gain wealth, but a one-time boost can make a major difference

Chronic poverty in the developing world can seem like an insoluble problem. But a long-term study from Bangladesh co-authored by an MIT economist presents a very different picture: When rural poor people ...

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,…

Why scientists think physics could be in for a reckoning

The evidence seems to be growing that some new physics is needed.

French scientist leading nuclear fusion project dies at 72

Bernard Bigot, a French scientist leading a vast international effort to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy, has died. He was 72.

Nobel laureate and physicist wins 2022 Templeton Prize

Frank Wilczek has been awarded the 2022 Templeton Prize, which is given to individuals whose life’s work reflects science and spirituality.

Scientists grow plants in lunar dirt, next stop moon

For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by NASA's Apollo astronauts.

No sea serpents, mobsters but Tahoe trash divers strike gold

They found no trace of a mythical sea monster, no sign of mobsters in concrete shoes or long-lost treasure chests.

Explosion on a White Dwarf Star Observed for the Very First Time

When stars like our Sun run out of fuel, they contract to form white dwarfs. Such dead stars can sometimes flare back to life in a super-hot explosion and produce a fireball of X-ray radiation. A research team from several…

Nobel Prize Winner and Physicist Wilczek Wins Templeton Prize

The prize recognizes individuals whose life’s work groups together science and spirituality. Wilczek's work is known for his investigations into the laws of nature.

How Texans helped produce first image of Milky Way’s black hole

This week, Texans at different universities helped people across the world get a glimpse of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

Templeton Prize-winning physicist pushes back against anti-intellectualism

Frank Wilczek, the Nobel-winning theoretical physicist whose research transformed humanity's understanding of the fundamental forces of nature, was announced Wednesday as the winner of the prestigious 2022 Templeton Prize.The 70-year-old told AFP he saw the award as a testament to…

Scientists uncovered a fundamental property of magnetism

It could lead to the development of a new generation of more powerful and less hot computers.

Supernova Forensics: Eight Years Later, a Mysterious Stellar Explosion Is Still Revealing Secrets

Study including University of Chicago researchers analyzes aftermath of 2014 supernova. An international group of astronomers has uncovered new clues about a mysterious stellar explosion that was discovered eight years ago, but is continuing to evolve even as scientists watch.…

World's most powerful heavy-ion collider to go online this week

The collider cost $730 million and is many decades in the making

Strange state of matter made into a pancake-shape for first time | New Scientist

A supersolid is an exotic state of matter that behaves like both a solid and a fluid. It was first predicted 60 years ago, but has only recently been created in the lab

Mysterious invisible walls may have been discovered in outer space

Scientists suspect that a “fifth force” may be at work in space. This force, which they believe is mediated by a hypothetical particle called a symmetron is responsible for creating invisible walls in space. The walls aren’t necessarily like the…

Crystal study may resolve DNA mystery

When cells reproduce, the internal mechanisms that copy DNA get it right nearly every time. Rice University bioscientists have uncovered a tiny detail that helps understand how the process could go wrong.

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New technique preserves quantum correlations between two photons even when the frequency of one is increased by 125 terahertz

'Just a normal kid going to a different school':  13-year-old University of Minnesota student earns physics degree

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Russian Scientists Synthesize a New Ultra-Hard Material

Russian scientists have synthesized a new ultra-hard material containing scandium and carbon. It consists of polymerized fullerene molecules with scandium and carbon atoms inside. The work paves the way for future studies of fullerene-based ultra-hard materials, making them a potential…

NASA releases audio recording of a black hole [Listen]

NASA releases the sound of a black hole situated in the Perseus Cluster, which is the lowest note in the universe. Listen to it here.

Mapping heat flow beneath Greenland highlights geothermal 'freak zone'

In our understanding of global geothermal heat flow, Greenland and the surrounding ocean floor has effectively been a blind spot. Now, scientist have dug up all available and somewhat unavailable heat ...

Going gentle on mechanical quantum systems

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Explaining the Mechanics of a Bird’s Nest

Experiments and simulations explain the unusual nature of the structure’s springiness.

Supernova Forensics: Eight Years Later, a Mysterious Stellar Explosion Is Still Revealing Secrets

Study including University of Chicago researchers analyzes aftermath of 2014 supernova. An international group of astronomers has uncovered new clues about a mysterious stellar explosion that was discovered eight years ago, but is continuing to evolve even as scientists watch.…

Muse's Matt Bellamy Responds to First Image of Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole | Exclaim!

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Arcade Fire Perform During Event Celebrating The First-Ever Photo of The Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Yesterday, Arcade Fire were on hand to help celebrate a scientific milestone – the first-ever photo of the black hole at the center of our

Invisible Walls In Space May Explain a Problem That Has Been Perplexing Scientists - IGN

A new theory that posits a "fifth force" in physics may explain why galaxies orbit each other the way they do without discarding our traditional understanding of the cosmos.

Moon goes blood red this weekend: 'Eclipse for the Americas'

A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America.