Ancient tsunami claimed to be 270 meters tall

A tsunami 73,000 years ago may have generated waves at least 270 meters (890 feet) tall, almost as high as New York's Chrysler Building, a study claim. However, the finding may not be the final word on a debate about ancient tsunamis, which other scientists have argued to be much smaller. The ...

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Findings almost confirms that liquid water flows on Mars

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows part of the time on Mars, scientists with the mission said. Using an instrument on the satellite called an imaging spectrometer, researchers detected signatures of minerals associated with water on slopes where mysterious streaks ...

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"Missing" waves of Einstein's theory leave scientists puzzled

Albert Einstein's theory of relativity-which uses geometry to describe how gravity shapes the universe and celestial motions-has withstood every test scientists have thrown at it. But one festering problem is starting to raise eyebrows. Einstein's elegant theory predicts a type of cosmic fluctuation known as gravitational waves. But these haven't directly shown ...

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Knobby-Faced Beast May Be Earliest Known To Stand Tall On All Fours

A cowsized animal described as a prereptile may have been the earliest known creature to walk on all fours, according to scientists. A newly published analysis dates the bones of the animal, Bunostegos akokanensis, to 260 million years ago-around 10 million years before the age of the dinosaurs. "Imagine a cowsized, planteating ...

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Vast Ocean Underlies Ice on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA's Cassini space probe. Researchers concluded that the moon's distinctive, tiny wobble must be due to a body of liquid sitting beneath the outer ice shell, all the way around. This ocean layer ...

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