A sharp decline in concentration of ozone destroying HCFC-133a gas reported

A new study lead by Martin Vollmer of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology has found that after a rapid increase in anthropogenic compound named HCFC-133a (CF3CH2Cl), an ozone destroying gas, the atmospheric abundance and emissions have

October 06, 2015

Holographic imaging provides new insight into turbulent mixing within clouds

A new research conducted by scientists from Michigan Technological University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Mainz University, has analyzed the mixing of particles of dry and water-saturated air within the clouds. The experiment was performed u

October 06, 2015

Scientists unravel the mystery of first plant on Earth

A research team from the John Innes Centre at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, in cooperation with an international team of scientists, has solved a mystery about how the plant life on Earth evolved from ancient alga. The research center announced the discovery pu

October 05, 2015

Australian children exposed to toxic mining metals do worse at school, study shows

Children in mining and smelting towns who are exposed high levels of lead, arsenic and cadmium are more than twice as likely to have developmental disorders than the national average. They also perform lower than neighbouring peers on school tests, a research, published

October 05, 2015

Megatsunamis: sudden giant collapses present a realistic hazard around volcanic islands today

A team of international scientists have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano in the Cabo Verde Islands, off west Africa, generated a giant, 244 m (800 feet) tsunami that swallowed an island over 48 km (30 miles) away. The study was published in the Scien

October 03, 2015

Rosetta gathers data from the south pole of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Several months after the arrival at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G) in August 2014, the Rosetta spacecraft has finally managed to observe and characterize comet's southern polar regions. The only instrument that was able to study this dark region of the co

October 02, 2015

Manmade aerosols significantly affecting South Asian summer monsoon winds

A new study conducted by a team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) shows the South Asian summer monsoon wind complex has changed considerably, due to the presence of manmade aerosols in atmosphere. A widespread burning of firewood, coal,

October 02, 2015

New maps uncover amazing geological features on Ceres

A series of new images of Ceres have been provided by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, showing the geological features of the dwarf planet in amazing, unprecedented details.A new colored topographic map shows numerous recently approved names for various geological features o

October 01, 2015

Glider data shows the warm Gulf Stream water intrusions up to 100 meters (328 feet) deep

A process in which the warm Gulf Stream water and colder water of the continental shelf exchange has been studied in previously unknown details by examining data gathered by ocean robots installed off the coast of Massachusetts. Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic

October 01, 2015

SMOS radio telescope to gather information on surface winds evolvement in hurricane systems

ESA’s Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Earth Explorer radio telescope and two other satellites are gathering data focused on answering the questions about how surface winds evolve under tropical storm clouds in the Pacific Ocean. New information could prove use

September 30, 2015

NASA confirms liquid water flows on Mars

The strongest evidence so far, provided by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) confirms that liquid water flows intermittently on Mars, NASA stated in their public announcement on September 28, 2015. NASA's MRO has provided new data, proving the existence o

September 28, 2015

Quantum information successfully teleported using optical fiber over a record breaking distance

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have conducted an experiment confirming that quantum communication over long distances is possible. Research team has successfully "teleported" quantum information carried in light particl

September 28, 2015

Significant decline of oceanic phytoplankton detected across the Northern Hemisphere

NASA's scientists have conducted a first study to observe the global, long-term phytoplankton community trend based on a model driven by the satellite data. A significant decline in certain types of phytoplankton has been discovered and the results of this 15 year l

September 25, 2015

New research shows Earth's core is more abundant in oxygen than previously thought

An international team of scientists has concluded the oxygen is more abundant in the core of the Earth than previously thought, by considering the combined geophysical and geochemical signatures of the planet. Results were published in the online September 21 - 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

New research shows Chinese continental shelf of exotic origin collided with continental China 100 million years ago

Researchers from China and United Kingdom have introduced a new hypothesis about the tectonic evolution of the greater western Pacific since the Mesozoic era, which shows that the basement of the Chinese continental shelf is geologically unrelated to the continental lit

September 23, 2015

Using radio telescopes to spot stars hidden in the galactic center

Harvard researchers are proposing a new way to clear the 'dust and fog' we now see at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. To spot the stars hiding there, they suggest looking for radio waves coming from supersonic stars.For now, the center of Milky Way galaxy is

September 22, 2015

Massive cloud of comets causing unexplained dip in a distant star's glow

Kepler space telescope has spotted an unusual dip in a distant star's glow which might be caused by a massive cloud of comets orbiting the star.Kepler telescope has been observing the same patch of sky for four years, searching for stars immersed in a bright glow.

September 19, 2015

86 new meteor showers discovered

86 new meteor showers have joined the already well known crowd of Perseids, Leonids and Geminids. Astronomers observed the events using a network of security video cameras redesigned to monitor space debris passing through the Earth's atmosphere.The meteor showers c

September 18, 2015

The stories of Aboriginal people hold clues on the sea-level rise 7 000 years ago

The researchers from Sunshine Coast University (SCU) and the University of New England (UNE), Australia have discovered that the Aboriginal people keep the oral tradition story passed on for generations about the sea-level rise dating back to over 7 000 years ago. The n

September 17, 2015

A new giant galaxy cluster bursting with newborn stars discovered

Astronomers have discovered an enormous galaxy cluster with new stars forming in its core at a pace of 800 stars per year, ESA announced on September 10, 2015. This rare and amazing discovery was made by using the NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Canada-France

September 17, 2015

New research reveals a global ocean beneath Saturn's moon Enceladus

Scientists have discovered a global ocean underneath the icy crust of Enceladus, the geologically active Saturn's moon. The discovery has been made by using data from NASA's Cassini mission, NASA announced on September 15, 2015.Researchers have come to this conc

September 17, 2015

Earth's gravity significantly impacts the Moon's faults orientation

New data obtained by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show Earth's gravity has made a visible impact on the orientation of faults in the Moon's surface, NASA announced on September 15, 2015. LRO was launched on June 18, 2009 and has so fa

September 15, 2015

World's longest continental volcano chain discovered in Australia

World's longest known chain of continental volcanoes was discovered in Australia and named as the 'Cosgrove hotspot track'. The track is nearly three times the length of the famous Yellowstone hotspot track on the North American Continent. It runs 2 000 km (

September 15, 2015

Sierra Nevada seasonal snowpack lowest in the last 500 years

A new study, published in Nature Climate Change on September 14, 2015, shows the spring amount of snow on the Sierra mountains has sunk to its lowest levels in the last 500 years. The current circumstances of exceptional drought across the state of California thus repre

September 15, 2015

New research shows builiding light objects is possible

A team of scientists including theoretical physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, have discovered that a molecule with its own force can be formed from weightless light particles. This discovery has take

September 14, 2015

First confirmed double meteorite crater discovered in Sweden

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, lead by Professor Erik Sturkell at the Department of Earth Sciences, have discovered two meteorite craters in Jämtland county, Sweden, from a twin strike that occurred about 460 million years ago. Erik Sturkell and his c

September 13, 2015

A cause for plate collision discovered

An international team of 30 scientists has traveled to the Philippine Sea to drill into the crust of the Izu–Bonin-Mariana (IBM) arc and discover a cause for the plate collision. The results of their research were published in Nature Geoscience Journal on August 2

September 09, 2015

Radioactive contaminants found in coal ash from all three major US coal-producing basins

A new Duke University-led study has revealed the presence of radioactive contaminants in coal ash from all three major US coal-producing basins - Illinois, Appalachian and Powder River basins. Authors found that levels of radioactivity in the ash were up to five times

September 07, 2015

New insight into New Zealand's Alpine Fault: central South Island more vulnerable than first thought

The Alpine Fault, a major fault line which runs almost the entire length of New Zealand's South Island, has been assumed to be a near vertical crack. However, a new research from Victoria University has revealed the fault line becomes flatter at depth.“What we

September 06, 2015

Striking research shows 99% of the world's seabirds will ingest plastic waste by 2050

A team of scientists from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Imperial College London has conducted an in-depth study of the impact the plastic ocean debris has on the ocean's wildlife. The astounding results showed that 99% of s

September 02, 2015

Dust storms affecting ocean phytoplankton

MIT study finds that the short residence of iron in surface waters makes phytoplankton very sensitive to any changes in the level of desert dust in the ocean. Desert dust is one of the only sources of ocean iron. Each spring, dust storms in the deserts of Mongolia and n

August 31, 2015

How effective is rain in cleaning the atmosphere

Atmospheric chemists at MIT claims to have obtained the most accurate estimates of rates of coagulation between rain droplets and aerosol particles that in turn could be used to determine the extent to which natural rain may contribute to keeping the atmosphere

August 30, 2015

A new discovery: The innermost electrons of the metal osmium interacted with each other under extremely high pressure

An international team of scientists has observed a previously unknown phenomena: in the conditions of extremely high pressure even the innermost electrons in the atomic nuclei of the metal osmium have interacted with each other.It has been long known that the propertied

August 28, 2015

Extraordrinary mineral diversity on Earth unique in cosmos

A new research, led by Robert Hazen of the Carnegie Science showed that there are over 1 500 minerals left undiscovered on the planet Earth. This implies our planet is unique in cosmos in terms of mineral diversity, Carnegie Science reported on August 26, 2015.Minerals

August 28, 2015

Tsunami waves in the Mediterranean Sea: Computer simulation to help identify high risk areas

European scientists have simulated the impact of earthquake generated tsunamis across the Eastern Mediterranean area. The research showed how the tsunami waves could hit and flood coastal regions of southern Italy and Greece, which could help to identify the high risk a

August 27, 2015