A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital city of Santiago and generating a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru. Chile's government urged residents to evacuate the coastline. Reuters witnesses said the quake...
(Reuters) - A shallow earthquake struck off the west coast of Mexico on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It said the magnitude 6.6 / 5.7 quake occurred at sea 118 kilometers (73 miles) east-northeast of La Paz, Baja California...
27.10.2013 Research number One A supervolcano blasting Yellowstone National Park to smithereens may capture the imagination, but the region's real risk comes from earthquakes, researchers reported here Sunday (Oct. 27) at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting. "The pervasive hazard in...
One of the world's most prestigious science labs - CERN - has found that cosmic rays affect cloud formation. By way of background, the news magazine for the prestigious science journal Nature noted yesterday: The number of cosmic rays that reach Earth depends on the Sun. When...
Short Introduction (main-stream view) : Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation. Since the early 20th century, Earth's mean surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C (1.4 °F),...
It's well known that the dinosaurs were wiped out 66 million years ago when a meteor hit what is now southern Mexico but evidence is accumulating that the biggest extinction of all, 252.3m years ago, at the end of...
Earth 100 Million Years From Now - Earth’s landmasses were not always what they are today. Continents formed as Earth’s crustal plates shifted and collided over long periods of time. This video shows how today’s continents are thought to...
Research by international scientists concluded that giant asteroids, similar or larger than the one believed to have killed the dinosaurs, hit Earth billions of years ago with more frequency than previously thought, U.S. space agency NASA announced. To cause the...
Scientists have found compelling evidence that a meteorite storm hit the earth more than 12,000 years ago, and is likely to have been responsible for the extinction of a prehistoric people and giant animals including mammoths. Evidence of the meteorite’s...
The largest volcanoes on our planet may take as little as a few hundred years to form and erupt. These "supervolcanoes" were thought to exist for as much as 200,000 years before releasing their vast underground pools of molten rock. Researchers reporting...

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