Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Are Earthquakes Getting Deadlier?


Major earthquakes in dense population centers have killed more people over the last decade than all other natural disasters combined. In the wake of this most recent tragedy, scientists have a grim message to impart: The trauma that earthquakes inflict on human life and property worldwide will only worsen.  Read more at Why are Earthquakes Getting Deadlier?" 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Vast Underground City Found in Turkey


Turkey’s Cappadocia region has long been designated a World Heritage site for its dazzling rock formations and more than 200 underground cities and villages, but according to government officials, a new discovery in Nev┼čehir Province could be the most extraordinary ancient find to date. The previously unknown subterranean metropolis was discovered by accident during a massive urban renewal project by the Housing Development Administration of Turkey, more commonly known as TOKI. Workers had demolished several hundred buildings and begun prepping for new construction when they stumbled upon a honeycombed network of cave entrances, tunnels and hand carved chambers in the area surrounding a Byzantine-era hilltop castle. The construction project has now been indefinitely postponed, and engineers and researchers have descended on the scene to explore the site’s labyrinthine interior.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved


The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.  Source:  National Geographic.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Are There 'Oceans' Hiding Inside the Earth?



The chance discovery of a mystery rock wrapped inside a diamond has made scientists question how our oceans formed – and what might be lurking beneath our feet…

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Major California Faults Ready to Rupture


According to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), some branches within the San Andreas Fault System are locked, meaning that major earthquakes could be coming soon. This could affect millions living in the San Francisco Bay Area, as some of the fault lines are located underneath the heart of the area’s infrastructure. The research was led by James Lienkaemper and the results were published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Antarctica Ice Melt is Changing Earth Gravity

A new study may help mankind understand the gravity of climate change.  West Antarctica has lost so much ice between 2009 and 2012 that the gravity field over the region dipped, according to an announcement Friday from the European Space Agency (ESA). The conclusion is based on high-resolution measurements from satellites that map Earth’s gravity.  Click here for the story.