Probing iron chemistry in the deep mantle

Carbonates are a group of minerals that contain the carbonate ion (CO32-) and a metal, such as iron or magnesium. Carbonates are important constituents of marine sediments and are heavily involved in the planet's deep carbon ...

Best hope for California drought: El Nino pattern next year

This week's wet storm isn't expected to provide much, if any, relief from California's historic drought. But there is hope for a serious drenching next year in the form of El Nino, a tropical weather pattern over the Pacific ...

Image: Little Bobtail Lake fire in British Columbia

The MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite captured this image of the Little Bobtail Lake fire in British Columbia, Canada. It is unclear how the fire started and was first spotted on Saturday, May 9. Since then the fire ...

Grazing fish can help save imperiled coral reefs

Grazing fish can help save coral reefs, but not all grazers are created equal, according to a Florida International University study published in Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Maine, packed with moose, didn't have so many ticks

Maine's state animal—the moose—fared better with potentially deadly ticks this past winter than in previous years, but the herd remains imperiled by the parasites in northern New England and beyond, wildlife biologists ...

Netflix stock lifts on China rumors

Netflix shares surged Friday after news reports that the streaming television giant was in talks to begin operations in China.

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