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Tsunami risk higher in Los Angeles, other major cities
Geologists studying the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake say the risk of destructive tsunamis is higher than expected in places such as Kingston, Istanbul, and Los Angeles. View News Article (2010-10-11)

Greenhouse gas effect consistent over 420 million years
New calculations show that sensitivity of Earth's climate to changes in the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) has been consistent for the last 420 million years, according to an article in Nature by geologists at Yale and Wesleyan Universities. View News Article (2007-03-29)

INTAS calls 2001: Up to 18.5 MEuro for international scientific research !
On 27 April 2001, INTAS officially opened its Open Call 2001, with an indicative budget of 15 MEuro, for the submission of joint research projects and networks related to the following scientific fields: => condensed matter, plasma, radio and material physics, optics and quantum electronics => life sciences (general & molecular biology, microbiology and cytology, physiology, biochemistry... View News Article (2001-05-14)

480-million-year-old fossil sheds light on 150-year-old paleontological mystery
Discovery of an exceptional fossil specimen in southeastern Morocco that preserves evidence of the animal's soft tissues has solved a paleontological puzzle about the origins of an extinct group of bizarre slug-like animals with rows of mineralized armor plates on their backs, according to a paper in Nature. View News Article (2008-01-10)

African initiative trains students, explores geophysical mysteries
Earthquakes, volcanoes and the African superplume are only some of the phenomena under investigation through AfricaArray, a program that establishes geophysical observatories, trains African and American students and examines geophysical phenomena on the African continent. View News Article (2009-02-13)

Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation
A team of U.S. and U.K. scientists has found geologic evidence that casts doubt on one of the conventional explanations for how Antarctica's ice sheet began forming. View News Article (2013-07-12)

Really Hot Stars
Spectacular VLT Photos Unveil Mysterious Nebulae Quite a few of the most beautiful objects in the Universe are still shrouded in mystery. Even though most of the nebulae of gas and dust in our vicinity are now rather well understood, there are some which continue to puzzle astronomers. This is the case of a small number of unusual nebulae that appear to be the subject of strong heating - in... View News Article (2003-04-09)

More rain, less snow leads to faster Arctic ice melt
Rising air temperatures in the Arctic region have led to an increase in rainfall and a decrease in snowfall, making the sea ice more susceptible to melting, a new study has revealed. View News Article (2011-07-05)

Finding trapped miners
University of Utah scientists devised a new way to find miners trapped by cave-ins. The method involves installing iron plates and sledgehammers at regular intervals inside mines, and sensitive listening devices on the ground overhead. View News Article (2009-03-26)

Model Suggests Ocean Currents Shape Europa's Icy Shell in Ways Critical for Potential Habitats
In a finding of relevance to the search for life in our solar system, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research have shown that the subsurface ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers capable of... View News Article (2013-12-04)

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