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Why does ice make that sound?

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

What began as a “silly pastime” of tossing ice chunks down a borehole in Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, has led to a video with more than 8 million views and a collaboration between an acoustics expert and a climate scientist.


Tiny microenvironments hold clues to ocean nitrogen cycle

Fri, 20 Apr 2018

A new Rochester study shows that nitrogen-feeding organisms exist all over the deep ocean, and not just in large oxygen-depleted "dead zones," changing the way we think about the delicate nitrogen cycle.


What sound does ice make when it’s dropped 90 meters into an Antarctic glacier?

Tue, 06 Mar 2018

Researchers in the University’s Ice Core Lab shared a viral video that shows the “unexpected and fascinating” noise that when it hits the bottom of a borehole in Antarctica.


New data helps explain recent fluctuations in Earth’s magnetic field

Tue, 27 Feb 2018

Using new data gathered from sites in southern Africa, researchers have extended their record of Earth’s magnetic field back thousands of years to the first millennium.


Scientists discuss nuclear and climate threats to humankind

Thu, 08 Feb 2018

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists recently moved the Doomsday Clock's minute hand to two minutes to midnight, the closest it's come to midnight since the Cold War. Tom Weber, professor of Earth and environmental sciences, discusses the clock and its underpinnings.