Thomas Sumner's Articles
- Say What?The melting of one of Canada’s largest glaciers has rerouted meltwater from one stream into another in an instance of river piracy.
- NewsThe horizontal movement of the seafloor during an earthquake can boost the size of the resulting tsunami, researchers propose.
- NewsA prototype device harvests moisture from dry air and separates it into drinkable water using only sunlight.
- Science TickerA second coral bleaching event has struck the Great Barrier Reef in 12 months, new observations reveal, raising concerns about the natural wonder’s future.
- Say What?Large whirlwinds in northern Chile can carry gravel-sized gypsum crystals several kilometers before dumping them in mounds.
- FeatureThe moon may have formed from one giant impact or from about 20 small ones.
- News in BriefArctic sea ice thinned by climate change increasingly produces conditions favorable for phytoplankton blooms in the waters below, new research suggests.
- NewsThe Nov. 14, 2016, earthquake in New Zealand was much larger than thought possible at the time, prompting a rethink of hazard assessments.
- Science TickerWarm temperatures and heat waves reduced sea ice extent in the Arctic to its smallest maximum extent ever seen.
- NewsCanadian rocks containing bits from 4.2 billion years ago suggest that full-fledged plate tectonics had a late start.