Mauna Kea had a million earthquakes over 20 years

Mauna Kea is classified as a dormant shield volcano. An U.S. team has found evidence that it has experienced over 1 million deep, long-period earthquakes over the past 19 years. 

Tectonic plates reverse their movement before major earthquakes

Researchers have discovered an interesting similarity in two of the largest recent earthquakes in Japan and Chile: a strange large-scale ground movement back and forth in the months leading up to the quake.

The most dangerous place in the history of planet Earth

100 million years ago, ferocious predators, including flying reptiles and crocodile-like hunters, made the Sahara the most dangerous place on Earth.

Bacteria with bizarre metabolism has been found

Acetobacterium woodii is a new bacteria that is able to live in both hydrogen rich and hydrogen absent environments. This allow it to live in a variety of extreme environments, like the ocean floor or maybe another planet.

Carbon Nanostructure That's Stronger Than Diamond

Scientists have found a new way to structure carbon at the nanoscale, making a super-light material that's superior to diamond on the strength-to-density ratio.

Self-powered X-ray detector to revolutionize imaging

A new X-ray detector prototype is on the brink of revolutionizing medical imaging, with dramatic reduction in radiation exposure and the associated health risks, while also boosting resolution in other applications.

Oldest ever human genetic evidence

An important advancement in human evolution studies has been achieved after scientists retrieved the oldest human genetic data set from an 800,000-year-old tooth belonging to the hominin species Homo antecessor.

COVID-19 Pandemic Caused Unprecedented Fall Of CO2

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, scientists have predicted that global carbon dioxide emissions may drop by more than 5 percent in 2020—in what would be the largest fall since the end of the Second World War.

Antarctica Was Once A Rainforest

A team of scientists drilled into the ground near the South Pole to discover that 90 million years ago Antarctica was once home to a swampy rainforest and had average temperatures around +11C. 

Superconductivity Has Been Discovered in Meteorites

Scientists have found naturally occurring superconducting materials in extraterrestrial objects for the first time, discovering superconductive grains embedded inside two distinct meteorites that crash-landed on Earth.

Worldwide collaboration unveils brain's gray matter

For the first time, more 360 scientists from 184 different institutions have contributed to a global effort to find more than 200 regions of the genome and more than 300 specific genetic variations that affect the structure of the grey matter.

Ancestor of all animals identified in Australian fossils

Geologists have discovered the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most animals today, including humans. The wormlike creature, Ikaria wariootia, is the earliest bilaterian.

The algorithm created every single melody possible ever

Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin have teamed up to generate and save every possible MIDI melody to a hard drive, claim the copyright, and then release it again to creative commons, essentially making it ‘un-copyrightable.’

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins The Battle Against COVID-19

U.S biophysicists have used the IBM-built supercomputer SUMMIT to sift through thousands of molecules and find potential compounds that could be used as a new drug against the coronavirus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

AI discovers antibiotic that kills even highly resistant bacteria

MIT scientists have revealed that their AI discovered an antibiotic compound, halicin, that can not only kill many forms of resistant bacteria but do so in a novel way.