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A new method of assessing tsunami risk in New Zealand finds that giant waves could hit the country's shores once every 500 years.
After the warmest autumn ever, researchers are confident 2023 will be the hottest year on record before it has even finished.
A seamount sitting on a subducting tectonic plate off the coast of Japan and plowing its way into Earth's mantle may be at the root of several magnitude 7 earthquakes in the past 40 years.
Fresh water that trickled down into Earth's crust 6 million years ago became trapped thousands of feet beneath the Hyblaean Mountains in Sicily, forming an aquifer that has not budged since.
Supervolcanoes are defined by their ability to produce supereruptions — explosions of more than 240 cubic miles of volcanic material. But scientists disagree on how useful the term is.
At the current emissions level, there is a 50% chance that global warming will exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius consistently in about seven years, new research suggests.
A strange type of glass that was discovered in 1933 in the Libyan desert may come from a meteorite, an analysis shows, but impact crater is still missing.
In the furthest, deepest reaches of the ocean, there is a watery graveyard where the world's satellites and space stations go to rest.
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