GPS Data May Improve Tsunami Warnings, New Study Shows

Pattern of waves generated by the 2011 Japan tsunami. Image credit: NOAA

Tsunamis are difficult to predict, but strike fast and can be deadly – so how to evacuate efficiently? GPS technology could be the answer for high-risk coastal areas.

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Study Considers Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Pteropods (Sea Snails)

Pteropods such as these were found to be eroded. Image: credit NOAA

Are sea snails the latest victims of climate change? Increased ocean acidification may be eroding the shells of sea snails at a greater rate than expected.

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Ten-Year Study of Greenland Glaciers Shows Increased Rate of Melting

Icebergs released from melting glaciers in Greenland (Photo courtesy Ian Joughin/University of Washington)

The melting and expansion of the ice caps forms a significant component in the changes in sea level, but the future is difficult to predict. Now, a new study of Greenland’s glaciers may help to improve the accuracy of future sea level predictions.

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Science and the Bible: The Crossing of the Red Sea

The Red Sea presented a barrier to the Israelites (picture by kinga9420)

The Biblical image of Moses raising his arm to part the waters of the Red Sea is one of the most enduring to emerge from the Old Testament. But what has long been thought to be either a fable or a miracle may in fact have happened – as researchers postulate theories as to how […]