Posts tagged earth
The Philippines are beginning to assess the damage from Super Typhoon Haiyan, this year’s strongest storm and one for the record books.
The science of lightning detection has improved dramatically since Ben Franklin flew his kite in a thunderstorm in 1752. Researchers can now predict conditions that precede a bolt from the blue, and track the location and strength of a strike while it’s occurring. Read more
If you follow climate science at all, you’ve probably heard that a warming world is likely to generate more nasty weather and a lot more weather extremes, kind of like the extreme droughts and then torrential flooding that Colorado, New Mexico and other western states have experienced. Well that also goes for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, according to a new study by researchers who used a new computer simulation to test the conditions which generate tornadoes. Read more
Our Home, Planet Earth. Captured by Karen Nyberg, an astronaut aboard in the International Space Station
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft may have done it, but it certainly wasn’t the first space mission to image Earth from deep space. So, let Discovery News’ space historian
For a cosmic rendition of seeing the proverbial forest, rather than the trees, take a look at Earth from the perspective of the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft. From nearly 900 million miles away, Earth is just a dot of light and the moon is even smaller. Read more
The inner workings of bizarre and potentially dangerous earthquakes that break the seismic sound barrier have now for the first time been confirmed in laboratory experiments with real rocks, report scientists in today’s issue of the journal Science.
"Super Seismo-Sonic" — isn’t that a wrestler’s name?
In 1996, the top box office film, “Independence Day” wasn’t the only invasion by bizarre creatures, nor was the remix resurrection of the “Macarena” the only sound grating upon the ear drums of Americans on the East Coast. The Brood II cicadas arose from the soil in screeching droves that year.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison just announced this year’s winners of its Cool Science Image contest. After surveying 105 submissions, these 10 images were awarded. This Cool Science Image winner took a close look at mold. When food gets tough to find, slime mold become social and form multicellular organisms such as those shown here. See more.