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Jul 31, 2015 by Sci-News.com

American and Canadian scientists have reported in the latest issue of Science that the magnetic field of our planet is at least 4 billion years old, up from the previous estimate of 3.45 billion years. An artist’s depiction of Earth’s magnetic field deflecting high-energy protons from the Sun around 4 billion years ago. Image credit: Michael Osadciw / University of Rochester. Earth’s magnetic field is generated in its liquid iron core, and this...

Jul 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published online in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, massive aquifers underneath deserts contain approximately one trillion...

Jul 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of scientists – led by Dr John Tarduno from the University of Rochester, NY – has recovered a magnetic field record from minerals for Iron...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A burned 1,500-year-old scroll found at Ein Gedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea, has been read using advanced digital imaging. Unwrapped texture...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study, published in the journal Nature, shows that some Amazonian Native Americans descend partly from a Native American population that carried...

Jul 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using ancient and modern genome-wide data, a team of researchers has found that the ancestors of all present-day Native Americans, including Athabascans...

Jul 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A study of clouds over the Southern Ocean reveals how tiny natural particles given off by marine phytoplankton nearly double cloud droplet numbers in the...

Jul 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of researchers at Rice University has completed the first analysis of how 3D boron nitride might be used as a tunable material to control heat flow...

Jul 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of researchers aboard an ocean-going research vessel called RV Investigator has discovered a cluster of 50-million-year-old volcanoes off the coast...

Jul 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of neuroscientists at Duke University published two separate studies today, one involving rats and the other involving rhesus macaque monkeys, that...

Jul 7, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, per-mile greenhouse gas emissions of an electric vehicle deployed as an autonomous...

Jun 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the journal eLife, when rats (Rattus rattus) sleep or rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired goal. Rats...

Jun 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of geoscientists led by Dr Tavi Murray of Swansea University, UK, has shown that during the glacier edge breaking process, known as calving, the...

Jun 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of scientists, led by Dr Jon Pierce-Shimomura of the University of Texas at Austin, has identified a magnetosensitive neuron in the brain of Caenorhabditis...

Jun 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The surface waters of the Arctic Ocean could reach levels of acidity that threaten the ability of animals to build and maintain their shells by 2030, according...

Jun 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Two new studies using data from NASA’s GRACE satellites have found that 21 of planet’s 37 largest aquifers are being rapidly depleted by human consumption,...

Jun 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time a visible light source using graphene as a filament. Optical image of remarkably bright visible light emission...

Jun 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Bronze Age was a period of major cultural changes in Europe and Central Asia. However, there is debate about whether these changes resulted from the...

Jun 5, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Scientists using the Murchison Widefield Array in the Western Australian desert have confirmed the existence of tubular plasma structures between the plasmasphere...

Jun 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Many glacial lakes atop the Greenland Ice Sheet disappear completely within hours when large cracks form below them, draining the lakes and sending torrents...