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'Slow earthquakes' on San Andreas Fault increase risk of large quakes

Geologists have long thought that the central section of California's famed San Andreas Fault—from San Juan Bautista southward to Parkfield, a distance of about 80 miles—has a steady creeping ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Global warming cooks up 'a different world' over 3 decades

We were warned.

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Great white sharks dive deep into warm-water whirlpools in the Atlantic

It's always good to know where great white sharks are likely to be swimming. That's true if you're a nervous beachgoer, a fishing boat trying to avoid illegal bycatch, or a marine biologist ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Rising sea temperatures threaten survival of juvenile albatross

Ecologists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the US and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) studied a population of black-browed albatross at Kerguelen Island, ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA finds Tropical Depression Carlotta's strong storms over Mexico, Eastern Pacific

Tropical Depression Carlotta continues to hug the coast of southwestern Mexico and drop heavy rainfall. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at cloud top temperatures through infrared imagery ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Novel method for investigating pore geometry in rocks

Based on persistent homology theory, researchers from Japan's Kyushu University presented a new parameter and a new method for evaluating the heterogeneity of porosity

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Concerts and shows in Denver during July 4th week 2018

There will be no shortage of things to do in Denver for the 4th of July. From fireworks to family events, one’s head will be on a swivel with so much stuff to do in the Mile High ...

11 hours ago from AXS

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Antarctica has lost three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years. Time is running out for the frozen continent

What will Antarctica look like in the year 2070, and how will changes in Antarctica impact the rest of the globe? Researchers Steve Rintoul and Steven Chown report.

Sun 17 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Short-term changes in Antarctica's ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate

Antarctica's ice sheet contains enough ice to raise global sea levels by around 180 feet if it all melted. But dramatic, eye-catching changes to Antarctica's floating ice shelves, such as calving ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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A way to use underwater fiber-optic cables as seismic sensors

A team of researchers from the U.K., Italy and Malta has found a way to use fiber-optic cables already on the ocean floor as seismic detectors. In their paper published in the journal Science, ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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