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Image: Northeast Ethiopia

The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite takes us over Semera in northeast Ethiopia. Semera is a new town with a population of just over 2600 and serves as the capital of the Afar region. The region spans an estimated 270 000 ...

dateSep 14, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Underwater robot tracks toxic algae in Lake Erie

Microcystin is a nasty toxin that can cause skin reactions, stomach problems, and even liver damage. It's produced by a tiny blue-green alga (cyanobacteria) called Microcystis, which multiplies like crazy in warm, nutrient-rich ...

dateAug 28, 2018 in Environment
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NASA analyzes US east coast persistent rains

A stalled weather pattern led to persistent showers and thunderstorms moving up the eastern seaboard during the week of July 22, resulting in significant rainfall amounts and numerous flood warnings. NASA utilized satellite ...

dateJul 31, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Evolution does repeat itself after all

For every two species of mammal there is one species of cichlid fish, which goes to show that biodiversity is distributed rather unevenly among animals. But why? And to what extent can evolution be predicted? A variety of ...

dateJul 10, 2018 in Evolution
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