Earth’s Largest Volcano Discovered

SUMMARY The entirety of Tamu Massif is bigger than the British Isles or New Mexico. Tamu is 400 miles wide but only about 2.5 miles tall. It erupted for a few million years during the early Cretaceous period, about 144 million years ago, and [...]

Srishti Asthana named among the top 15 finalists in Google Science Fair 2013

Chandigarh girl’s search for success with Google Gist: Srishti Asthana, daughter of Punjab IGP S.K. Asthana, named among the top 15 finalists in Google Science Fair 2013 Srishti Asthana, a XI standard student from Millenium School, Mohali [...]

Big quake, little destruction

Two large earthquakes, with magnitudes of 8.6 and 8.2, struck off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on April 11. Unlike the magnitude 9.1 quake that struck the region in December 2004, these tremors did not trigger a deadly [...]

Big rocks’ balancing acts

In some parts of southern California, hundreds of balanced rocks can be found within a few square kilometers. Credit: Douglas Fox Richard Brune was pretty dizzy the first time he shot photos while leaning out of a flying airplane. The plane’s [...]

Arctic Sea Ice Continues Decline, Hits Second-Lowest Level

Last month the extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean declined to the second-lowest extent on record. Satellite data from NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado in Boulder showed [...]

King Tut’s chariots were like Formula One cars

King Tutankhamun, the pharaoh who ruled Egypt more than 3,300 years ago, rode full speed over the desert dunes on a Formula One-like chariot, according to new investigations into the technical features of the boy king’s vehicle collection. Discovered [...]

Congo: The Futility of War

Congo Pastor Loses 9 Out Of 10 Children In War. War, Malnutrition Leave Many Parents In Congo With More Dead Children Than Living Ones First, the rebels killed four of Joseph Munyaneza’s children in 1997. The family fled to another village. The [...]

Cleaning Up Mount Everest

For the majority of people out there, climbing the tallest mountain on Earth is a once-in-a-lifetime feat that only the most courageous and physically skilled individuals can undertake. For others who have already scaled its treacherous slopes, [...]

Temperature and Salt Levels of Western Mediterranean on the Increase

Spanish scientists have analysed the temperature and salt levels of the Western Mediterranean Sea between 1943 and 2000 to study the evolution of each variable. Their research shows that, since at least the 1940s, the deep water has become [...]

Oldest Mesoamerican pyramid tomb found in Mexico

Archaeologists in southern Mexico announced Monday they have discovered a 2,700-year-old tomb of a dignitary inside a pyramid that may be the oldest such burial documented in Mesoamerica. A pyramid tomb thought to be the oldest of its kind [...]