A canyon in the eastern part of the Himalayas is moving slowly northward due to pressure from tectonic lift. Previously, scientists believed that erosion was the main driver of the migration. But with a cutting-edge mineral-dating technique called optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) thermochronometry, they were able to confirm that it was due to tectonic shifting.
Our climate is changing rapidly, and May 2016 just managed to beat global temperature records yet again. In another words, Earth was warmer in May 2016 than any other May - making it the 13th consecutive record-breaking month. The heat, as NASA puts it, has been especially pronounced in the Arctic and because of that there is a very early onset of the annual melting of Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet.
Human-machine superintelligence can now solve the world's most dire problems like climate change and geopolitical conflict. The combination of human and computer intelligence might be just what is needed to take on these "wicked" problems.
Researchers say humans should eat less meat to conserve planet's ecosystem and biodiversity. Consuming meat accounts for single largest habitat loss.
A new model of the Sun’s solar cycle has predicted irregularities within the Sun's 11-year heartbeat. This model, which has made the most accurate prediction ever, suggests that the solar activity will drop by 60 percent during the 2030s, which means in 15 years, Earth could start experiencing mini ice age again, or likely sink into it.
Don't mistake this dazzling work of art of this cave system by arachnocampa luminosa - a species of glow worm, for man-made LED lights. Indigenous to the island nation of New Zealand, this species of glow worm, has been living in one of the 30 million-year-old limestone formations on North Island. The blue twinkly fairy … Continue reading Long-Exposure Photography Of New Zealand Caves Illuminated By Glow Worms
The result acquired from a countless researches on climate change by NASA and NOAA confirms 2014 was the Earth's hottest year on record surpassing 2010.
Geologists have discovered a massive reservoir of water underneath the Earth's surface. The volume of the water inside is approximated to be three times the volume of all the oceans.
Three years of observations, between 2010 and 2013, have estimated that on average, West Antarctica lost 134 gigatonnes of ice, East Antarctica three gigatonnes, and the Antarctic Peninsula 23 gigatonnes a year - a total loss of 159 gigatonnes each year.