Archives: Science Alert
The Collapse of an Atlantic Ocean Current Would Ripple Across The World
Climate change is slowing down the conveyor belt of ocean currents that brings warm water from the tropics up to the North Atlantic.
Earth’s Magnetic Poles Probably Won’t Flip After All, Scientists Predict
Our planet’s protective shell isn’t quite what it used to be. Over the past two centuries its magnetic strength has taken a nosedive, and nobody has the foggiest idea why.
The Source of The World’s Most Active Volcano Might Finally Be Pinpointed
The Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii is said to be the world’s most active volcano, and yet we still don’t really know how it was born.
Giant Magnetic Waves Have Been Discovered Oscillating Around Earth’s Core
Earth’s interior is a far from quiet place. Deep below our surface activities, the planet rumbles with activity, from plate tectonics to convection currents that circulate through the hot magmatic fluids far underneath the crust.
Mars Has Auroras Without a Global Magnetic Field, And We Finally Know How
Earth’s auroras are a glorious wonder, but our planet isn’t the only place in the Solar System where these phenomena can be found.
Genes of a Lost South American People Point to an Unexpected History
In spite of its location midway down the eastern seaboard of the continent of South America, Uruguay’s brief history is a blur of European conflict, shaped by the colonial interests of Spanish, British, and Portuguese powers.
Physicists Detect Elusive ‘Ghost Particles’ in The LHC For The Very First Time
A major milestone in particle physics has just been made at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Korea’s Cutting-Edge Fusion Reactor Just Broke Its Own Record For Containing Plasma
Barely a year after the Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) broke one record for fusion, it’s smashed it again, this time holding onto a churning whirlpool of 100 million degree plasma for a whole 30 seconds.
This Ancient Human Relative ‘Walked Like a Human, But Climbed Like an Ape’
Sometime between 7-6 million years ago, our primate ancestors stood up and began to walk on two legs.
NASA Reveals Bold Plan to Put a Nuclear Reactor on The Moon Within 10 Years
The Moon awaits. After long decades in which no human being set foot on the lunar surface, we are heading back. And quite soon.