Earth news stories

CASSINI FINDS SATURN MOON HAS ‘SEA LEVEL’ LIKE EARTH
18th January 2018 | astrobio.net | Earth, Space, Tech

Saturn’s moon Titan may be nearly a billion miles away from Earth, but new research reveals a new way this distant world and our own are eerily similar.

What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot
18th January 2018 | bloomberg.com | Earth, Humans
A breakthrough in genetic research opens the door to more-targeted products and maybe even pharmaceuticals.
Divers Found The World’s Largest Underwater Cave, And It’s Full of Maya Secrets
18th January 2018 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

After 10 months of intensive exploration, scientists in Mexico have discovered the world’s largest flooded cave system – and it’s truly an underwater wonderland.

Bright meteor sets off earthquake sensors in Michigan
18th January 2018 | theweathernetwork.com | Earth, Humans, Space

Residents were shaken up on Tuesday night as a bright meteor fireball exploded north of Detroit, registering as a magnitude 2.0 earthquake.

The asteroids most likely to hit Earth
15th January 2018 | salon.com | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

If you glean any politics from this article, take away the moral imperative for our civilization to improve our long-term thinking and invest well in planetary asteroid detection and deflection.

Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth
11th January 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Earth, Space

This opens up many possibilities for how organic matter may be passed from one host to another in space.

Burn, Baby, Burn: Australian Birds Steal Fire to Smoke Out Prey
10th January 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

This is not news to Aboriginal groups, who have reported about Firehawks in oral traditions for millennia.

Chemists discover plausible recipe for early life on Earth
8th January 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Earth

Their experiments demonstrate that key chemical reactions that support life today could have been carried out with ingredients likely present on the planet four billion years ago.

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