The Pacific tectonic plate formed at the junction of three other plates and above of the remains of a submerged plate, geophysicists propose.
Researchers hope new approach to interferometry and photonics will replace standard telescopes and long-range cameras where room is scarce.
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Scientists have long recognized that we might overfish the oceans. Despite quotas, some species are paying the price of human appetite.
By studying geochemical footprints of rare elements, researchers get a glimpse of the planet’s evolution.
A bacterium isolated from the nose produces a new antibiotic active against resistant pathogens.
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High temperatures over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot suggest that storms pump heat into the atmosphere and warm the entire planet.
New study homes in on a primary source of toxic vaping compounds: the thermal breakdown of solvents used to dissolve flavorings in e-liquids. And older, dirtier e-cigs generate more of these toxicants, study shows.
Pockets of ancient air trapped in rock salt for around 815 million years suggest that oxygen was abundant well before the first animals appear in the fossil record.
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In Venomous and The Sting of the Wild, researchers delve into the world of venomous creatures and the scientists who study them.
Land bridges may have once allowed dinosaurs and other animals to travel between North America and Europe around 150 million years ago, a researcher proposes.