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Science Wire | Jun 18, 2015

Earth’s core contains lots of sulphur

New research shows that Earth’s core contains vast amounts of sulphur – 90% of our planet’s sulphur – equivalent to 10% of the mass of the moon.

Science Wire | Jun 17, 2015

Tropical Depression Bill a flood threat

Bill made landfall late Tuesday morning as a tropical storm. Now weakened, it will produce heavy rain in parts of the south-central U.S. on Wednesday.

Photo via Eric Rolph at Wikimedia Commons
Science Wire | Jun 16, 2015

Can you see a whole circle rainbow?

It’s possible to see the whole circle of a rainbow – but sky conditions have to be just right. Plus you have to be up high!

Science Wire | Jun 16, 2015

Mount Everest shifted 3 centimeters by Nepal earthquake

Located on the China-Nepal border, Mount Everest – highest mountain on Earth – sits where two of Earth’s great land plates meet. Thus it’s always moving …

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Science Wire | Jun 15, 2015

Real Jurassic Park needs more than dinos

Yes, cloning long-extinct dinosaurs is impossible. But even if dinosaur genomes were available, the animals couldn’t simply be plopped anywhere.

Science Wire | Jun 12, 2015

Global warming hiatus never happened

Studies had suggested that global warming slowed or paused since 1998. More thorough research shows the global warming “hiatus” likely never happened.

Science Wire | Jun 12, 2015

Why do fireflies light up?

Next time you see a firefly, keep in mind that its flickering isn’t just a wonder of the night. It’s also a unique, and sometimes deadly, language of love.

Science Wire | Jun 11, 2015

These are von Kármán vortices

This May 20 satellite image shows several cloud patterns swirling downwind of the Canary Islands. These cool patterns are called Von Kármán vortices.

A reconstruction of the proposed first Proterozoic supercontinent Columbia at 1800 Ma, configured by Zhao et al. (2002).
Science Wire | Jun 11, 2015

North America once linked to Australia?

A new tectonic model suggests that the continent of North America may have once been attached to Australia.

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Science Wire | Jun 10, 2015

Watch start of India’s monsoon season

This year’s monsoon rainfall began on June 5 in southern India. This animation, made from satellite data, shows where the precipitation fell as the season started.