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The coronavirus pandemic is making Earth shake less

The coronavirus pandemic is making Earth shake less

Once-crowded city streets are now empty. Highway traffic has slowed to a minimum. And fewer and fewer people can be found milling about outside. Global containment measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus have seemingly made the world much quieter. Scientists are noticing it, too. Around the world, seismologists are observing a lot less…MORE

Elusive ‘missing link’ black hole discovered by Hubble

Elusive ‘missing link’ black hole discovered by Hubble

Astronomers have long studied supermassive black holes and smaller black holes that form when massive stars implode, but they have searched for intermediate-mass black holes for years. Now, thanks to observations by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found their “missing link” to understand how black holes evolve. They were able to confirm the observation…MORE

Ecuador’s largest waterfall has disappeared

The largest waterfall in Ecuador has seemingly vanished after a sinkhole swallowed part of its water source. San Rafael Waterfall on the Coca River was a prominent tourist attraction for the country, and according to NASA, drew tens of thousands of people every year. The water dropped 150 feet into a crater-like opening on the…MORE

Male bottlenose dolphins form gangs to get a mate

Male bottlenose dolphins form gangs to get a mate

If you’ve ever seen a production of “West Side Story,” you’ll be familiar with gangs of males, clicking their fingers in synch while seeing off rivals or prowling for a mate. Up until now, scientists believed that humans were the only animals that worked together, synchronizing their actions and noises with their friends. But some…MORE

Evidence of ancient rainforests found in Antarctica

Evidence of ancient rainforests found in Antarctica

When dinosaurs roamed the Earth 90 million years ago, the planet was much warmer, including Antarctica at the South Pole. But in a surprising twist, researchers have discovered evidence that Antarctica also supported a swampy rainforest at the time, according to a new study. Researchers captured a slice of the seafloor using a drill rig…MORE

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