Earth news stories
The asteroid is estimated to be twice as big as the Pyramid of Khufu in Giza and will return for another visit 16 years from now.
The ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field is well documented among many animals, but researchers have struggled to show that humans are also capable of the feat. Until now.
Because of Anjouan’s fiery origins, the entire island should be uniformly composed of volcanic basalt: a dark-coloured, lava-derived rock.
A huge fireball exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere in December, according to Nasa. It went largely unnoticed until now because it blew up over the Bering Sea, off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.
More evidence of a cosmic impact, this time from south of the equator, that likely caused climate change and megafaunal extinctions.
The space rock has an estimated size of 75 feet in diameter, so it’s slightly larger than the asteroid that penetrated the atmosphere over the skies of Chelyabinsk, Russia, on February 15, 2013.
Private centre launched by professor who helped young epilepsy sufferer Alfie Dingley secure cannabis licence.
This finding points to the emergence of beer yeast from a historical East-West transfer of fermentation technology, similar to the transfer of domesticated plants and animals by way of the Silk Route.
Much like humans, fungi can use cultivation, harvesting, storage, dispersal, and division of labor to farm bacteria.
While this may conjure not-so-warm memories of the post-apocalyptic sci-fi The Day After Tomorrow, there’s no need to panic.
For farmers and breeders who want to settle scores, DNA-mapping projects will provide more clarity about what’s what in the cannasphere.
Once, about 300 million years ago, when southern Africa was joined at South America’s hip, this now arid region was covered in a wide expanse of glaciers.
Jeff Bond, a Yukon geologist, says this is the first time a map of Beringia has included lakes, rivers and drainages.
‘Genocide-generated drop in CO2’ resulted from abandoned farmland turning into forests that sucked climate-warming gas from atmosphere.
Although the number of space rocks striking earth is increasing, the probability of an asteroid strike wiping out mankind is extremely low.