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 [...]

‘Supermoon’ Science: Biggest Full Moon of 2013 Explained

There is more to a “supermoon” than meets the eye. Science governs the appearance of the largest full moon of the year, and this weekend you can check out the amazing lunar sight for yourself. On Sunday (June 23), the moon will be [...]

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 [...]

How ancients prevented river water seepage

Workers excavating a holy pond in a village at the periphery of Mathura have discovered what is claimed as the first iron sheet used to prevent seepage of river water. Should the right moves be made, the area could well be a potential UNESCO [...]

CERN director says LHC will find God Particle by end of the year

The Large Hadron Collider is to be switched off at the end of the year to undergo a major upgrade, but scientists hope to have achieved one of the machine’s major goals by the time it does – proving the existence of the so called God [...]

Arctic melt releasing ancient gas

Many of the sites were bubbling methane that has been stored for millennia. Scientists have identified thousands of sites in the Arctic where methane that has been stored for many millennia is bubbling into the atmosphere.The methane has been [...]

Debris prompts space station crew to seek shelter

A passing piece of potentially dangerous space debris forced astronauts at the International Space Station to temporarily seek refuge in escape ships early on Saturday, U.S. officials said. The debris, a fragment from an old Russian satellite [...]

Nanosilver, away!

Adam Noble, a 12th-grader from Lakefield, Canada, has developed a process to remove nanosilver, a potentially harmful pollutant, from waste water. Credit: Patrick Thornton, SSP A new way to treat municipal wastewater uses microorganisms to [...]

Eastern quakes can trigger big shakes

These twisted trees in northwestern Tennessee were partially toppled during the New Madrid, Mo., quakes of 1811 and 1812. The trees resumed growing upright, as shown in this image taken about a century later. Credit: USGS In the first week [...]

Sea sediments tell of past quakes

The sediment cores were retrieved by a pipe that was pushed into the seafloor by a large weight Previous earthquakes that rivalled the March 2011 Tohoku tremor in size may be recorded in sediment samples just recovered from the seafloor off [...]