News tagged with hot spots

Australian fire beetle avoids the heat

The Australian jewel beetle Merimna atrata has several heat sensors. Originally, it was thought to use them to detect forest fires as it lays its eggs in the wood of burned eucalyptus trees. Researchers at the University ...

dateFeb 16, 2018 in Ecology
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Image: Wildfires running amok in California

Fires broke out quickly this past weekend in northern California.  Sixty mile an hour winds did nothing to help either quell or stop the runaway fires from jumping fire lines and decimating whole neighborhoods.  Dry, ...

dateOct 11, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fast

Through analysis of volcanic tracks, Rice University geophysicists have concluded that hot spots like those that formed the Hawaiian Islands aren't moving as fast as recently thought.

dateAug 18, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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