Category: Geology

We Found Another State of Matter: The Supersolid!

We Found Another State of Matter: The Supersolid!

“British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for revealing the secrets of exotic matter, the Nobel jury said. ‘This year’s laureates opened the door on...

Scientists Want To Understand The Language Of Dolphins By 2021

Scientists Want To Understand The Language Of Dolphins By 2021

We live on a planet where it’s often difficult to engage in meaningful, intelligent conversations with our fellow humans. But what if interspecies communication with non-human creatures could occur ― specifically, between people and...

This Preserved 600-Pound Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

This Preserved 600-Pound Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

Nine blue whales died in Canada’s Newfoundland when they became trapped in ice, a whopping three percent of the blue whales in the wild. When these massive creatures, which weigh 300,000 pounds, die, they...

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Going To Flip, Here’s How We Know

Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Going To Flip, Here’s How We Know

Scientists think that about 500 million years ago, Earth’s core solidified, turbocharging our magnetic field. This would have allowed the atmosphere to hold more gas, in part shielding early life from powerful solar rays...

Whales Only Recently Evolved Into Giants

Whales Only Recently Evolved Into Giants

Gigantism seems like a past phenomenon, given that enormous animals such as Megalodon and Tyrannosaurus rex died out millions of years ago. The largest vertebrate that has ever lived, however, is part of the present, and...

Record Cave Dive Leaves Mystery | National Geographic

Record Cave Dive Leaves Mystery | National Geographic

May 3, 2011 — An Australian team has made a record-breaking dive in what may be the world’s deepest coldwater cave. But the explorers still haven’t reached the end of this New Zealand cave,...

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

The Stonehenge monument in England is known for its alignment with the summer solstice sunrise, and a is popular destination for revelers welcoming the longest day of the year. The inner “horseshoe” of the...

The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

In 2011, following the Fukushima Disaster in Japan, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the country would completely phase out its use of nuclear power by 2022. This move was hailed by anti-nuclear activists,...

Scientists Just Discovered A New State Of Water!

Scientists Just Discovered A New State Of Water!

Think you know everything about water, think again! Scientists just discovered a second state of liquid water. What makes it so different?