Earth and Atmospheric Sciences News
Ancient Blob-Like Creature of the Deep
Posted on August 05, 2010 at 07:49:26 am
A unique blob-like creature that lived in the ocean approximately 425 million years ago is revealed in a 3D computer model
Solar Tsnuami on Collision Course For Earth
Posted on August 04, 2010 at 10:19:20 am
The Sun's surface erupted early Sunday morning, blasting a wall of ionized atoms into interplanetary space on a collision course toward the Earth
Unexplained Pattern of Cosmic Rays Discovered
Posted on July 28, 2010 at 01:34:56 pm
Though still under construction, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole is already delivering scientific results -- including an early finding about a phenomenon the telescope was not even designed to study
What Caused Last Winter's Huge Snows in U.S.?
Posted on July 27, 2010 at 09:01:28 am
memory of last winter's blizzards may be fading in this summer's searing heat, but scientists studying them have detected a perfect storm of converging weather patterns that had little relation to climate change
Map Details the Height of the Globe's Forests
Posted on July 21, 2010 at 08:50:38 am
Using NASA satellite data, scientists have produced a first-of-its kind map that details the height of the world's forests.
Why Tectonic Plates Move the Way They Do
Posted on July 17, 2010 at 04:15:23 pm
A team of researchers including Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego geophysicist Dave Stegman has developed a new theory to explain the global motions of tectonic plates on the earth's surface.
What Ended the Last Ice Age?
Posted on June 27, 2010 at 06:52:14 am
Scientists say that the trigger, at least initially, was an orbital shift that caused more sunlight to fall across Earth's northern half. But how did the south catch up so fast?
Mysterious Clouds Produced When Aircraft Inadvertently Cause Rain or Snow
Posted on June 16, 2010 at 09:15:08 am
As turboprop and jet aircraft climb or descend under certain atmospheric conditions, they can inadvertently seed mid-level clouds and cause narrow bands of snow or rain to develop and fall to the ground
Life on Titan?
Posted on June 07, 2010 at 01:57:21 pm
Some scientists believe thst chemical signatures bolster the argument for a primitive, exotic form of life or precursor to life on Titan's surface.
Could Life Survive on Mars? Yes, Expert Says
Posted on June 07, 2010 at 12:03:09 pm
Researchers have discovered that methane-eating bacteria survive in a highly unique spring located on Axel Heiberg Island in Canada's extreme North