Technicians on board the JOIDES Resolution bring in a sediment core retrieved from the bottom of the South Pacific.
Earth is covered in about a dozen major tectonic plates. Their movement causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
The waning of summer storms may be due to Arctic warming. That can make summertime heat waves across the Northern Hemisphere worse, new research suggests. One example is the 2003 record-setting summer in Europe. In this map, red regions experienced hotter July temperatures than in 2001.
A massive galaxy’s gravity is so strong that it bends light, creating a “lens” in space. This natural magnifying glass is giving astronomers a rare view of a supernova on the other side of the universe.
Roads and buildings that have mushroomed up around Los Angeles in the past half-century. Now, a study finds they may have created conditions that limit fog. And that could further dry out this very arid part of America’s West Coast.
Government scientists link directly, for the first time, a boost in warming at Earth’s surface to increasing levels of carbon dioxide. Much of that gas has been released by human activities, such as coal burning and gas-burning vehicles.