Serious blow to dark matter theories? New study finds mysterious lack of dark matter in Sun's neighborhood
(Phys.org) -- The most accurate study so far of the motions of stars in the Milky Way has found no evidence for dark matter in a large volume around the Sun. According to widely accepted theories, the solar ...
GPS data reveals more on mega-thrust earthquakes
Rotation is key to understanding volcanic plumes
(PhysOrg.com) -- A 200-year-old report by a sea captain and a stunning photograph of the 2008 eruption of Mount Chaiten are helping scientists at the University of Illinois better understand strong volcanic ...
A cluster within a cluster
(Phys.org) -- The star cluster NGC 6604 is shown in this new image taken by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is often overlooked in ...
Milky Way image reveals detail of a billion stars
(PhysOrg.com) -- More than one billion stars in the Milky Way can be seen together in detail for the first time in an image captured by astronomers.
Researchers connect volcanic activity to mini-earthquakes
The ash from the recent eruptions of the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle in Chile disrupted airplane schedules, forcing some planes to circle the globe a second time. causing even more delays. A Michigan Technological ...
Three active volcanoes spotted on satellite imagery from NASA
(PhysOrg.com) -- From space, NASA keeps a watchful eye on volcanic activity around the world with many satellites. NASA has just released satellite images showing activity this week from volcanoes in the countries ...
Japan quake causes day to get a wee bit shorter
You won't notice it, but the day just got a tiny bit shorter because of Friday's giant earthquake off the coast of Japan.
Chile aftershocks could go on for years: scientists
Chileans will be feeling aftershocks from the devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake for months and possibly years to come, scientists said Friday, as three strong tremors rocked the country.
Chile quake wave racing to Asia at jet speed: scientist
A tsunami triggered by the powerful quake that rocked Chile was Saturday racing across the Pacific Ocean towards Hawaii and Asia at around 450 miles per hour, a quake expert said.
Young superheros call for protection of Chile's glaciers
Around 2,000 people, many of them children dressed as superheroes, marched in Santiago Saturday calling on President Michelle Bachelet to protect Chile's glaciers.
Poor fish harvests more frequent now off California coast
As a child in southern California, Ryan Rykaczewski spent a fair amount of time on his grandfather's boat, fishing with him off the Pacific coast near Los Angeles. At the time, he didn't think there was much rhyme or reason ...
Study reveals economic impact of El Nino
(Phys.org) —El Niño has a significant impact on the world and local economies - and not always for the worst - and countries should plan ahead to mitigate its effects, according to a new Working Paper ...
Brazil's World Cup humiliation smashes social media records
Brazil's record defeat at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semi-final sent social networks into overdrive, with Twitter and Facebook beating previous marks of activity for sporting events.