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Seabed images show the scars icebergs carve into polar sea floor

What looks like a road roundabout is a scar gouged into the ocean floor by the bottom of an iceberg halting, then spinning and...

Environmental enrichment triggers mouse wound repair response

Living in a stimulating environment has a wide range of health benefits in humans and has even been shown to fight cancer in mice,...

The formation of gold deposits in South Africa

At a first glance, the Witwatersrand basin, the largest known gold resource on our planet, is not automatically related to ocean research. However, in...

A population paradox could help us outrun our doom

AFTER overdosing on chaos, science’s big thinkers seem determined to put the genie back in the bottle. Now they are finding unexpected order everywhere,...

Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely

For adults, crossing the street by foot seems easy. You take stock of the traffic and calculate the time it will take to get...

Ancient Earth’s fingerprints in young volcanic rocks

Earth's mantle is made of solid rock that nonetheless circulates slowly over millions of years. Some geologists assume that this slow circulation would have...

Future carbon dioxide, atmosphere warming possibly exceptional in 420 million years

New research led by the University of Southampton suggests that, over the next 100 to 200 years, carbon dioxide concentrations in Earth's atmosphere will...

A seismic mapping point of reference

Because of Earth's layered composition, scientists have often compared the basic arrangement of its interior to that of an onion. There's the familiar thin...

Why Is the Ozone Hole Shrinking?

Taking action to protect our planet can seem like a daunting or even futile task. Scientists have to navigate a complicated ecosystem with many...

Have we found evidence that we live in a holographic universe?

THE holographic universe, an idea born out of the quest to reconcile our understanding of gravity with the other fundamental forces, has raised its...

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