Unusual truck convoy to reveal ancient geological secrets

A slow-moving convoy of trucks will help uncover the origins of ancient supercontinents, by sending vibrations deep into the Earth to build a picture of what lies beneath south-eastern Australia. Since May 2022, vibroseis trucks have been crawling across South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria to collect data which will be used to map … Read more

Ancient South American dust helps reveal new clues about the future of the Earth’s climate, researchers say

July 13, 2022July 13, 2022 Dust that was deposited at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Argentina over the last 1.15 million years helps explain how wind patterns have shifted and could offer clues of what is to come as the Earth’s climate changes, according to new research by a team from South … Read more

Hidden in caves: Mineral overgrowths reveal u

image: University of the Balearic Islands co-principal investigator stands next to a large mineral deposit in the Dets Ases cave in Mallorca, Spain. view sea Credit: University of South Florida The early 1900s were an exciting time across the world, with rapid advances in the steel, electric and automobile industries. The industrial changes also mark … Read more

Mineral overgrowths reveal unprecedented modern sea-level rise

The early 1900s were an exciting time across the world, with rapid advances in the steel, electric and automobile industries. The industrial changes also mark an inflection point in our climate. According to an international team of researchers led by the University of South Florida (USF), the sea level has risen 18 centimeters since the … Read more

600,000-Year-Old Artifacts Reveal The Identity of Some of Britain’s Oldest Toolmakers

An overlooked archaeological site outside of Canterbury turned out to contain some of the oldest human-made tools in Britain. Many of the artifacts were found in the 1920s in the market town of Fordwich, Kent, but they were only recently properly dated. According to modern radiometric techniques, the collection of more than 330 hand axes … Read more

Chemists Reveal How Tau Proteins Form Alzheimer’s Disease Brain Tangles

MIT chemists have used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to reveal how two different forms of the Tau protein mix to form the tangles seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Credit: Aurelio Dregni / Nadia El-Mammeri / Hong Lab at MIT Two types of tau proteins mix together in a nearly random way to … Read more

2-mile borehole to reveal viability of campus’ geothermal future

Cornell is one step closer to determining the feasibility of using deep geothermal energy to heat the Ithaca campus. Drilling for the Cornell University Borehole Observatory (CUBO) began June 21 and is expected to last about two months. The borehole, located on a Cornell-owned gravel parking lot near Palm Road, will be subjected to a … Read more

Mysterious “Blue Blobs” Reveal a New Kind of Star System

University of Arizona astronomers have identified a new class of star system. The collection of mostly young blue stars are seen here using the Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys. Credit: Michael Jones The stellar structures are thought to be created when galaxies collide with hot gas in a process that could be likened … Read more

Incredible New Maps of Asteroid Psyche Reveal an Ancient World of Metal and Rock

Astronomers at MIT and elsewhere have mapped the composition of asteroid Psyche, revealing a surface of metal, sand, and rock. Credit: Screenshot courtesy of NASA The varied surface of asteroid Psyche suggests a dynamic history, which could include metallic eruptions, asteroid-shaking impacts, and a lost rocky mantle. Later this year,[{” attribute=””>NASA is set to launch … Read more

Mysterious ‘blue blobs’ reveal a new kind of star system

Credit: Michael Jones. Astronomers have identified five examples of a new class of stellar system. They’re not quite galaxies and only exist in isolation. The new stellar systems contain only young, blue stars, which are distributed in an irregular pattern and seem to exist in surprising isolation from any potential parent galaxy. The stellar systems … Read more