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Tonga eruption was so intense it caused the atmosphere to ring like a bell

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption reached an explosive crescendo on Jan. 15, 2022. Its rapid release of energy powered an ocean tsunami that caused damage as far away as the U.S. West Coast, but it also generated pressure waves in the atmosphere.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekJan 24th, 2022

Pompeii victim had spinal tuberculosis when he died

The study also sequenced the victim's entire genome. Enlarge / This is not what a healthy lumbar vertebra is supposed to look like. (credit: Scorrano et al. 2022) The eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the Roman city of Pompe.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Why Was the Tonga Eruption So Massive? Scientists Have New Clues

Early theories suggested an underwater landslide caused a catastrophic mix of magma and seawater. Recent evidence reveals an explosion unlike anything studied before......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

NASA images reveal "Sharkcano" eruption, where sharks live near active underwater volcano

An underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean has begun to erupt, NASA images show. Living there: Sharks that can withstand extreme temperatures......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Fjords may emit as much methane as all the deep oceans globally

During heavy storms, the normally stratified layers of water in ocean fjords get mixed, which leads to oxygenation of the fjord floor. But these storm events also result in a spike in methane emissions from fjords to the atmosphere......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Many attendees of gatherings like Burning Man report "transformative experiences"

Throughout history, mass gatherings such as collective rituals, ceremonies, and pilgrimages have created intense social bonds and feelings of unity in human societies. But Yale psychologists wondered if modern day secular gatherings that emphasize cr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Twitter investor sues Elon Musk and platform over takeover bid

The lawsuit alleges the multi-billionaire's "wrongful conduct" has caused Twitter shares to plunge......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Twitter investors sue Elon Musk and platform over takeover bid

The lawsuit alleges the multi-billionaire's "wrongful conduct" has caused Twitter shares to plunge......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Elden Ring doesn"t come close to being the most-played game of the year

FromSoftware's latest action RPG may have taken the world by storm, but new data shows it's far from being the most-played game of the year......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 26th, 2022

What an Alexa red ring means and how to fix it

Is your Alexa device showing a red ring that doesn't seem to go away? Don't worry -- it's usually something that's easy to fix. Here's what you should know......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

Sliding to mild? Nope—omicron BA.2 caused worse COVID symptoms than BA.1

Study of 1.5 M finds COVID symptoms shifted with variants. BA.2 caused the most. Enlarge (credit: Getty | Xinhua News Agency) Despite early suggestions that the omicron coronavirus subvariant BA.1 would be mild, a massive wav.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

NASA captures ‘Sharkcano’ eruption where mutant sharks swim near an underwater volcano

You’ve probably heard of Sharknado, but have you heard of a Sharkcano? The Kavachi volcano in the Solomon Islands is an underwater volcano that was dubbed a sharkcano after a 2015 expedition discovered sharks living within it. Now, NASA has shared.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

Deadly Heat in India and Pakistan "Highly Unlikely" without Climate Change

A weekslong heat wave in India and Pakistan was 30 times more likely because of human-caused warming -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Greenhouse gas pollution trapped 49% more heat in 2021 than in 1990

Greenhouse gas pollution caused by human activities trapped 49% more heat in the atmosphere in 2021 than they did in 1990, according to NOAA scientists......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Human influence is the culprit for warm and wet winters in northwest Russia

During the smoldering hot days of summer, people miss the cool breeze of winter. Both intense cold and heat are unbearable, but warm and wet winters also lead to problems. For example, northwest Russia experienced the warmest and wettest 2019/20 wint.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Climate Change Caused $4 Billion of Typhoon"s Damage

A new wave of attribution research links the economic cost of weather events to climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

New Calculations of Solar Spectrum Resolve Decade-Long Controversy About the Sun"s Chemical Composition

Researchers from the University of Gottingen have published new calculations of the physics of the sun's atmosphere that resolve the apparent contradiction between the modern standard model of solar evolution and the "tried-and-true" method called sp.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Elden Ring players pit Obi-Wan Kenobi against Doctor Strange

Elden Ring players have finally answered the age-old question of which of these titans of popular culture would win in a fight......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

South Asia"s intense heat wave a "sign of things to come"

The devastating heat wave which has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely due to climate change, according to a study by an international group of scientists on Monday. This, they say, is a glimpse of what the future holds fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

NASA Programmer Remembers Debugging Lisp In Deep Space

joshuark writes: NASA programmer/scientist, Ron Garret shares his experience debugging LISP code from 150-million miles away on the robotic Mars rover Sojourner. Garret describes his experience in a recent episode of Adam Gordon Bell's Corecursive po.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

Elden Ring almost included Dark Souls’ most controversial feature

A fresh datamine suggests Elden Ring almost included a weapon and armor durability system, which was scrapped before launch......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022