‘Surprise’ Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

Image copyright Georgia Institute of TechnologyImage caption The tsunami came ashore within three minutes of the quake Scientists are getting closer to understanding the tsunami that struck Palu in Indonesia in September. Damaging waves rushed ashore after a Magnitude 7.8 quake, but researchers said at the time that they were surprised by their size. Now, […]

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Amount of deep life on Earth quantified

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBob Hazen: “It opens the window to lifeforms we may not even be able to imagine” Scientists have estimated the total amount of life on Earth that exists below ground – and it is vast. You would need a microscope to see this subterranean biosphere, however. It […]

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Nasa’s InSight probe listens to Martian winds

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe seismometer data has been raised two octaves to make it more audible (best with headphones) A UK instrument has captured “the sound” of the wind on Mars. The British seismometer package carried on Nasa’s InSight lander detected the vibrations from Martian air as it rushed over […]

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Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Bloodhound car was tested in Newquay, Cornwall, last year A 1,000mph race car project has been axed meaning the supersonic vehicle is on the market for the price of a Ferrari. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle – built with a Rolls-Royce Eurofighter jet engine bolted to a […]

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Trump’s environmental rollback rolls on

Image copyright The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images The Trump administration has dealt a double blow to Obama-era environmental policies in an ongoing rollback that has targeted scores of rules. The Department of the Interior unveiled plans to allow oil drilling on millions of acres that have been off-limits to protect the greater sage […]

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