Science Tuesday: Quick and Dirty Version.

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.


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Rebecca Enzor

Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary. Her debut novel, SPEAK THE OCEAN, comes out with Reuts Pub in Fall 2018!

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