When making sense of the massive amount of information packed into an ice core, scientists face a forensic challenge: how best to separate the useful information from the corrupt. Tools from information theory, a branch of complexity science, can quickly flag which segments, in over a million data points, require further investigation.
Our understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying trace fossils -- the tracks and trails left by ancient animals -- in sedimentary rocks that were deposited on the continents.
Thyalacoleo carnifex, the 'marsupial lion' of Pleistocene Australia, was an adept hunter that got around with the help of a strong tail, according to a new study. These insights come after newly discovered remains, including one nearly complete fossil specimen, allowed these researchers to reconstruct this animal's entire skeleton for the first time.
Cobalt deposits in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of Earth's largest cobalt-mining regions, are 150 million years younger than previously thought, according to a new study. The study provides critical insight into exploration for cobalt, an important component in rechargeable batteries.
Why did the first big, complex organisms spring to life in deep, dark oceans where food was scarce? A new study finds great depths provided a stable, life-sustaining refuge from wild temperature swings in the shallows.
Earthquake hazard assessment often overlooks intra-slab earthquakes. EarthScope Transportable Array data for the 2016 Iniskin and Nov. 30, 2018 Anchorage earthquakes in Alaska offer new insight into potential causes of heavy shaking from these intra-slab events.
Next up at #MomentMag is ‘Heritage & Culture’. This is where we get a bit historical – but it’s not just about the past; it’s also about heritage and culture as it’s happening now, @pborocathedral, @Vivacity_Museum, @VivacityFlagFen and many more places. https://t.co/aMBvy5SamL
Headed to @brit_seds #bsrg18 tomorrow? Tuesday is @Palaeo_Bham/@geology_bham day! Check out the great work being presented by @jhgeol, @DrBendleJ, @TomDunkleyJones, two of our MSci Geology students, and my @bridge_geog-based student Hazel! #bsrg18
There's so much going on for families this #Christmas at @UniofOxford gardens, libraries and museums. Activity packs, festive trails, object handling... all in our brand new family fun programme: https://t.co/HsKYzl2r8x. #Mindgrowing