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  • The Earth is making a weird noise, and researchers have no idea why

    12/08/2017 8:04:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    yahoo ^ | Mike Wehner
    The sound which the planet produces is a low, steady, unceasing hum. Scientists have been attempting to record and explain the odd noise as far back as the late 1950s, with little concrete data to suggest its source. Now, new research published in Geophysical Research Letters is attempting to explain why it happens, and scientists think it might have something to do with the ocean. ... This newest study is the first to actually record the sound from deep beneath the ocean’s waves. By recording ambient sound within the ocean and then using robust noise cancelling techniques to strip away...
  • Scientists capture mysterious hum from deep inside the Earth - but no one knows what it is

    12/08/2017 4:01:30 PM PST · by Signalman · 126 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12/8/2017 | Sophie Curtis
    Scientists have captured a mysterious hum coming from deep inside the Earth, but they are still no closer to working out what it is. It has long been known that the Earth constantly generates a low-frequency vibrational signal. The first attempt to detect this hum was made in 1959, but it wasn't until 1998 that scientists finally proved its existence. Since then, there have been hundreds of attempts to record the Earth's hum, but they have all been made using seismometers on land.
  • How do you prove that Earth is older than 10,000 years?

    12/02/2017 12:19:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Backreaction ^ | Sabine Hossenfelder
    Planet Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. The first primitive forms of life appeared about 4 billion years ago. Natural selection did the rest, giving rise to species increasingly better adapted to their environment. Evidence, as they say, is overwhelming. Or is it? Imagine planet Earth began its existence a mere 10,000 years ago, with all fossil records in place and carbon-14 well into decaying. From there on, however, evolution proceeded as scientists tell us. How’d you prove this story wrong? You can’t. I know it hurts. But hang on there, band aid follows below. You can’t prove this...
  • Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

    11/21/2017 3:31:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 November 2017 | Robin McKie
    Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s rotation could trigger intense seismic activity, particularly in heavily populated tropical regions. Although such fluctuations in rotation are small – changing the length of the day by a millisecond – they could still be implicated in the release of vast...
  • Deadly earthquakes could hit a billion people next year because of Earth's slowing rotation

    11/20/2017 7:59:14 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 122 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | By Phoebe Weston For Mailonline
    - Slight fluctuations will release mammoth amounts of underground energy - Next year we could have at least 20 serious earthquakes, scientists warn - The most intense ones are expected to occur in tropical regionsSwarms of devastating earthquakes are set to arrive next year due to the slowing of Earth's rotation, scientists claim. Experts warn we 'had it easy this year' with just six severe earthquakes. Next year we could have at least 20 serious earthquakes, and the most intense ones are expected to occur in tropical regions, home to around one billion people. Tiny changes in the speed...
  • Ancient Geomagnetic Spike Challenges Understanding of Earth's Interior

    11/09/2017 8:55:11 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | 9 Nov, 2017 | Christopher Davies
    The Earth’s magnetic field, generated some 3,000km below our feet in the liquid iron core, threads through the whole planet and far into space – protecting life and satellites from harmful radiation from the sun. But this shielding effect is far from constant, as the field strength varies significantly in both space and time. This “geomagnetic spike” offers a potentially profound new insight into the dynamics and evolution of Earth’s hidden interior that is now starting to be uncovered. So what are geomagnetic spikes and what are the prospects and implications of another one coming along? The geomagnetic spike of...
  • Humans on Earth Will Perish in 600 Years, Stephen Hawking Warns

    11/07/2017 12:09:19 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 121 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | Staff
    According to Hawking, our planet will become overcrowded, and increased energy consumption will turn Earth into a ball of fire because of the rising population and exponential consumption. But he seems to have a solution. Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the human race will cease to exist on Earth after humans turn it into a giant fireball by 2600 year. To escape from the catastrophe, humans must "boldly go where no one has gone before," Hawking declared during his video appearance at the Tencent WE Summit in Beijing, as quoted by the New York Post. The physicist appealed to...
  • Oldest evidence of life found in 3.95-billion-year-old rocks

    09/29/2017 8:35:34 AM PDT · by workerbee · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/29/17 | Charles Q. Choi
    The oldest evidence of life on Earth ever discovered may lie within rocks that are 3.95 billion years old, a new study finds. The new finding represents the earliest sign of life yet on Earth by 200 million years or more, the researchers said. Evidence of life early in Earth's history remains sparse because few well-preserved rocks have survived from the Eoarchean era, which spanned from about 4 billion to 3.6 billion years ago. During that time, Earth's primitive atmosphere and oceans — as well as the oldest signs of life — first emerged. Until now, the earliest hints of...
  • Video Predicts North Korea Nuke Explosion as Trigger to Major Earth Changes (A MUST WATCH!)

    09/05/2017 4:59:55 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 43 replies
    Interesting video of remote viewing predictions for the future predicted that a North Korea Nuke Explosion would trigger major earth changes. This was originally announced on Coast to Coast Radio. It's discussed at 16:50 in the video: (SOLAR FLARE WARNING!) GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL WARNS SOLAR FLARE WILL HIT THE EARTH
  • Experiments cast doubt on how the Earth was formed

    08/14/2017 9:04:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies
    <p>New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken. The results of experiments to show how zinc (Zn) relates to sulphur (S) under the conditions present at the time of the formation of the Earth more than 4 billion years ago, indicate that there is a substantial quantity of Zn in the Earth’s core, whereas previously there had been thought to be none. This implies that the building blocks of the Earth must be different to what has been supposed. The work is presented at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Paris.</p>
  • A global flood on Mars - but not on Earth?

    08/01/2017 9:08:32 AM PDT · by fishtank · 36 replies
    How a watery catastrophe shaped a planet Most scientists reject the idea of a global flood on Earth yet say they are certain there was a watery cataclysm on Mars so enormous that it carved a 3,500 km long channel that is about 400 km wide and up to 2.5 km deep. Kasei Valles, seen in MOLA elevation data. Flow was from bottom left to right. North is up. Image is approximately 1,600 km across, showing the enormous size of this channel, which is 3,500 km long, greater than 400 km wide, and exceeds a depth of 2.5 km Spectacular...
  • Amb. Bolton: Leaving Paris accord is an 'excellent decision'

    06/04/2017 7:24:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 27 replies
    FoxNews video ^ | 06/01/2017 | John Bolton
    Highly recommend this 3:45 video clip!!! [excellent video clip of Ambassador Bolton explaining that the real issue about the "Paris Accord" is all about the left's efforts to enact global governance over the USA and all nations. China and India (huge emitters) would not even have to begin to consider limits before 2030, but meanwhile the international bureaucrats would get their hooks deeper into the USA and every country. President Trump says NO to the global bureaucracy.]
  • Just some opinions on climate change etc...

    05/10/2017 11:23:56 PM PDT · by GraceG · 54 replies
    GraceG
    I shared these on another site, and by the time i did i typed out basically a mini-thesis so i want to share with all the freeples! [ Concerning CO2 levels and heating on Venus, Mars and Earth ] CO2 has it's limits as a green house gas and it is a very low pressure, compared to Venus which is a very large pressure of CO2. Of course on earth CO2 was at over 1900 PPM during the Jurassic period but somehow dinosaurs were not running around on fire for some reason, of course plants loved that environment, which is...
  • New Scientist: Early Earth was covered in a global ocean and had no mountains

    05/09/2017 9:01:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 05/09/2017 | By New Scientist staff and Press Association
    Earth 4.4 billion years ago was flat and almost entirely covered in water with just a few small islands, new research suggests. Scientists came to the conclusion after analysing tiny zircon mineral grains from a region of Western Australia containing the oldest rocks ever found. “The history of the Earth is like a book with its first chapter ripped out with no surviving rocks from the very early period, but we’ve used these trace elements of zircon to build a profile of the world at that time,” says lead researcher Antony Burnham, from the Australian National University. “Our research indicates...
  • Why people are marching for science: ‘There is no Planet B’

    04/22/2017 11:02:02 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/22/2017 | Joel Achenbach
    The March for Science materialized as a global event on six continents — and cheered on by scientists on a seventh, Antarctica. On the National mall, the crowd has been large, with thousands of people gathered on the grounds of the Washington Monument and lines for the security checkpoints stretching for more than two blocks. Rain has varied from light to borderline apocalyptic, but that didn’t stop people from dancing when Thomas Dolby performed his 1982 blockbuster hit “She Blinded Me With Science.” The march proper is scheduled for 2 p.m., and will proceed down Constitution Avenue to the foot...
  • On Earth Day, celebrate fossil fuels in Colorado and beyond

    04/17/2017 9:21:37 PM PDT · by 198ml · 10 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 4/17/17 | Gazette
    We love Mother Earth and look forward to Earth Day, April 22. These are exciting times for energy, as innovation improves the conversion of wind, solar and geothermal heat into power for our offices, homes and electric cars. Our lives improve as energy options increase. On a day we celebrate the Earth, it is reasonable for people to also acknowledge the role fossil fuels play in helping maintain and even improve our planet's condition. Fossil fuels continue providing most of our energy and will do so for generations to come. Without fossil fuels, we cannot build a single solar panel...
  • Asteroid to Fly Safely Past Earth on April 19 (Asteroid 2014 JO25, Diameter = 2,000 feet)

    04/07/2017 1:13:54 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | 4/6/17
    A relatively large near-Earth asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will fly safely past Earth on April 19 at a distance of about 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers), or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon. Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this size. The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, was discovered in May 2014 by astronomers at the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona -- a project of NASA's NEO Observations Program in collaboration with the University...
  • Two Dangers to Avoid...

    03/27/2017 8:51:13 AM PDT · by truthxchange
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 3/27/2017 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Worship and Service of Creation It is easy to read what Paul says in Romans 1:25—“they exchanged the truth about God for the lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen,” in a purely negative light as describing the very basis of paganism and the worst form of idolatrous narcissism. However, we cannot deny the seductive beauty and power of such a creation. A new study has found that merely watching nature documentaries boosts people’s emotions of awe, contentedness, joy and amusement. By the same token, such activity reduces “feelings of nervousness,...
  • Astronaut who walked on the moon: ‘why I know aliens haven’t visited Earth’

    03/24/2017 7:39:42 PM PDT · by amorphous · 83 replies
    News.Com.Au ^ | 24 March 2017 | Megan Palin
    HE was an astronaut on the second manned mission to the moon and the fourth man to walk on its surface. Alan Bean, 85, is one of only 12 people to have taken “one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind” on the moon.
  • NASA: Earth's Last Full Magnetic-Pole Reversal Occurred 780,000 Years Ago --"We Are Over Due"

    02/01/2017 9:05:34 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 53 replies
    The Daily Galaxy ^ | 1 Feb, 2016
    The Earth’s continuously changing magnetic field surrounds the planet like an invisible force field – deflecting highly charged solar particles. Reversals are the rule, not the exception. Earth has settled in the last 20 million years into a pattern of a pole reversal about every 200,000 to 300,000 years, although it has been more than twice that long since the last reversal, the Brunhes-Matuyama, that occurred around 780,000 years ago. A temporary reversal, the Laschamp event, occurred around 41,000 years ago, and lasted less than 1,000 years with the actual change of polarity lasting around 250 years. Our planet’s history...