Quake researchers warn of Tokyo's 'Big One'
A year on from one of the biggest earthquakes in recorded history, Japanese scientists are warning anew that Tokyo could soon be hit by a quake that will kill thousands and cause untold damage.
Tibetan Plateau may be older than previously thought
(Phys.org) -- The growth of high topography on the Tibetan Plateau in Sichuan, China, began much earlier than previously thought, according to an international team of geologists who looked at mountain ranges ...
New results on geo-neutrinos from Borexino
(Phys.org) —Borexino is a liquid scintillator detector mainly built for solar neutrino searches. Due to its high level of radiopurity, a worldwide record, Borexino can also detect rare events such as electron-antineutrinos ...
New Technology Allows Geophysicist To Test Theory About Formation of Hawaii (w/ Podcast)
(PhysOrg.com) -- If you've ever been to Hawaii, you probably spent your time enjoying the scenery of the beautiful islands, rather than wondering how they got to be there in the first place. But that's just what scientists ...
Scientists' high hopes for explaining high elevation of Southern Africa
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the University of Glasgow are embarking on a project to try to establish how and when southern Africa obtained its unusually high elevation - which might also explain a key event in human evolution.
Study sheds light on Earth's early mantle
(Phys.org) —An international team of researchers, led by scientists at Boston University's Department of Earth and Environment, has found evidence that material contained in young oceanic lava flows originated ...
Subduction zones reveal sulphur cycle and mineral potential
Reasearch led by West Australian scientists into 'subduction' during tectonic plate collisions has provided new insights into the global sulphur cycle.
Fingerprinting slow earthquakes (w/Podcast)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The most powerful earthquakes happen at the junction of two converging tectonic plates, where one plate is sliding (or subducting) beneath the other. Now a team of researchers, led by Teh-Ru ...
Quake is 5th biggest, but Japan best prepared
(AP) -- Take the world's most earthquake-prepared country, jolt it with one of the biggest quakes in history and add a devastating tsunami minutes later. In the classic battle of Man vs. Nature, Nature won again.
Japan could be geothermal energy leader: US expert
A prominent US environmentalist said Wednesday Japan should focus on developing geothermal energy, saying the volcanic island-nation could become the global leader in the field.
India makes first expedition to South Pole
India will kick off its first scientific expedition to the South Pole on Monday to analyse environmental changes in the frozen continent over the past 1,000 years, the mission leader said Saturday.
Scientists reveal Southern California's tectonic plates in detail
Rifting is one of the fundamental geological forces that have shaped our planet. Were it not for the stretching of continents and the oceans that filled those newly created basins, Earth would be a far different ...
Plate tectonics coming of age
(PhysOrg.com) -- Plate tectonics in its current form is believed to have started one billion years ago. A study of two billion year old rocks from African gold mines has now shown that the same process of ...
Quakes unearth Australia's underground past
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from The Australian National University have used the latest earthquake-measuring technology to image the tectonic plate beneath southeast Australia and reveal for the first time ...