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According to new research, nomadic horse culture -- famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes -- can trace its roots back more...

Bombay beach event demonstrates difficulties in earthquake swarm forecasting

Seismologists report on lessons learned from the 2016 Bombay Beach swarm, in particular the challenges in modeling swarms and communicating their risk to the...

Performance of earthquake early warning systems

The future of earthquake early warning systems may be contained in smartphones -- and vehicles, and 'smart' appliances and the increasing number of everyday...

Seismic listening system offers new look at Old Faithful geyser

After deploying hundreds of seismometers around the Old Faithful Geyser in 2015 and 2016, scientists have a clearer picture of how the geyser erupts...

Could a Colorado earthquake have been triggered by dinosaur extinction impact?

Researchers have found signs of fault displacement at well-known rock outcrops in Colorado that mark the end-Cretaceous asteroid impact that may have hurried the...

Assessing noise in Southern California whale habitat

A new study assessing the underwater soundscape off Southern California found that blue, fin and humpback whales experience a range of acoustic environments, including...

Unraveling the drivers of large iceberg movement

When, in the foreseeable future, a tabular iceberg nearly seven times the size of Berlin breaks off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the...

Drones collect measurements from a volcanic plume at Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala

A team of volcanologists and engineers have collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks.

New class of optoelectronic materials developed

A new class of semiconductor materials has been pioneered that might enhance the functionality of optoelectronic devices and solar panels -- perhaps even using...

Stalagmites store paleoclimate data

The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is the dominant atmospheric pressure mode over the North Atlantic that plays a significant role in determining the winter...

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