Archivo: Science Alert

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.

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.

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.

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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.

A major milestone in particle physics has just been made at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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.

Sometime between 7-6 million years ago, our primate ancestors stood up and began to walk on two legs.

The Moon awaits. After long decades in which no human being set foot on the lunar surface, we are heading back. And quite soon.

There’s a lot we don’t know about planets outside the Solar System.

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A ‘visual prosthesis’ implanted directly into the brain has allowed a blind woman to perceive two-dimensional shapes and letters for the first time in 16 years.

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