Hello, Aledans! Today’s Science Tuesday is going to be quick and dirty – a little bite of the science news I found most interesting over the past month. With the exception of the first article (which I loved) I didn’t include anything except the title, but I find them on titles alone, so if your interest is peaked go find out the juicy bits!
Will New Tectonic Fault System Kill the Atlantic? “…the new work reveals why this new subduction zone is forming. It lies only 400 kilometres west of the Gibraltar Arc, a pre-existing subduction zone in the western Mediterranean Sea – a former ocean now in its death throes as Africa collides with Eurasia. Duarte’s team found transform faults linking the Gibraltar Arc with the new subduction zone. They say subduction appears to have spread from the dying Mediterranean into the relatively youthful Atlantic.”
This article is fascinating even though I couldn’t find a good blurb to sum up the entire thing. Go read it.
And in similar news…Past Mega-Quakes Left Mark on Canadian Coast
Ancient Chinese Murals Saved From Tomb Raiders
‘Lost’ Medieval City Discovered Beneath Cambodian Jungle
Ancient Graves, Pyramid Ruins Found in Mexico
Cancer-fighting Compound Found in Naked Mole Rats
Early Mars Atmosphere ‘Oxygen-rich’ before Earth’s
Pre-Hispanic Chiefs in Panama
Ancient Odd-Couple Found in Fossilized Burrow
Europe Tests Reusable Spaceship
Lizard Family Tree Solves 30-year-old Mystery
Scientists Find Neighbor Star with Three Planets in Life-Friendly Orbits
Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Wasn’t a Hoax
Proof for Quantum Uncertainty
Bizarre 500-Million-Year-Old Creature Unearthed
Ancient Roman Road Exposed in Jerusalem
First Horses Arose 4 Million Years Ago
Ancient Elephants Grazed Before They Had Teeth for It
‘Nuclear Pasta’ in Neutron Stars: New Type of Matter Found <–Sounds Yummy?
Photos Reveal Rare Jaguar Living In Arizona Mountains
Cambodian Tailorbird: A New Species Seen in Phnom Penh
Beak to Brain Nerve May Help Birds Navigate
The Split Brain of Honeybees
Origins of Human Throwing Unlocked
Amazingly Untouched Royal Tomb Found in Peru
Massive Earthquakes Make Volcanoes Sink
Chilean Mummies Reveal Ancient Nicotine Habit
Raisins May Lower Food Intake, Help Prevent Disease
Carbon From Nuclear Tests May Help Fight Poachers
Oldest Grave Flowers Unearthed in Isreal
Iridescent Beetle Shimmers for 49 Million Years
Cloud Cover Doubles the Number of Exoplanets that Could Have Life
Booze in Space: Is Methanol Reaction ‘Cheating’ Laws of Physics?
Large Antarctic Crater Created by Underground Flood
Ancient Predator Lacked Jaw Strength to Leverage Own Fangs, Was ‘Embarrassing’
200-Year-Old Rockfish Caught off Alaska
Starfish Eyes Can Detect Images
Wrap Up Warm to Avoid Heart Attacks in Winter
Crowdsourcing May Open Up Ocean Science
Antarctic Lake Vostak ‘Might Have Fish’
Primeval Underwater Forest Discovered in Gulf of Mexico <–This is COOL!
Mysterious Toe Rings Found on Ancient Egyptian Skeletons
Spider Webs Capture Electrically Charged Prey
Pharaoh’s Sphinx Paws Found in Israel
Bacteria in Space Grows in Strange Ways
Swamp-like Waterways Found Under Antarctic Glacier
Optical Lattice Atomic Clock Could ‘Re-define the Second’
Ancient Inscription Found in Jerusalem
Blue Blood Helps Octopus Survive Brutally Cold Temperatures
Sharks Slap the Life out of Their Prey
DNA Confirms Ancient Asian Origin for American Dogs
Chersonesus, Crimea, 2300-Year-Old Massacre
Females Respond Better to Stress, Thanks to Estrogen
Volcanoes ‘Scream’ Before Erupting
Cry Analyzer Gives Vital Information About Babies’ Health
Researchers Discover First Use of Fertilizer
The Loneliest Whale in the World
Decapitated Worms Re-grow Heads, Retain Old Memories <-Who decides to do some of these experiments?
Neutron Star Collisions Formed Gold Before Solar System
Dino with Huge Nose and Horns Unearthed in Utah
Mummy Teeth Tell of Ancient Egypt’s Drought
Chromosome that causes Down’s Silenced For First Time <–WOW!
Archeologists Claim to Have Found King David’s Palace in Israel
Paleontologists Discover Dinosaur Tail in Northern Mexico
Dolphins Use Signature Whistles to Call Each Other by Name
Return of a Long-Absent Bumblebee near Seattle
Spanish Fort Uncovered in North Carolina
Blame Bad Night’s Sleep on the Moon
Deepest Shipwreck Explored off U.S. Yields Treasures
Viking Jewelry Unearthed in Denmark
Light Completely Stopped for a Record-Breaking Minute <–This is AMAZING!
Whew! If you made it through the whole month I congratulate you. If you didn’t, I hope you found at least one or two interesting things in July’s Science News.