‘Monster’ Quake on Mars Is The Biggest Ever Recorded on Another Planet, NASA Says

'Monster' Quake on Mars Is The Biggest Ever Recorded on Another Planet, NASA Says

In terms of seismic events on the red planet (or indeed any other planet besides Earth), this is the biggest one recorded so far: the NASA InSight lander has recorded a ‘monster’ of a marsquake, which is estimated to have hit magnitude 5 on the scale used on Earth. That beats the previous record holder, … Read more

These Eerie Wails Are a Real Sound Wave From a Supermassive Black Hole

These Eerie Wails Are a Real Sound Wave From a Supermassive Black Hole

We might not be able to hear sound in space, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any. In 2003, astronomers detected something truly astonishing: acoustic waves propagating through the gas surrounding a supermassive black hole, 250 million light-years away. We wouldn’t be able to hear them at their current pitch. Emanating from the supermassive black … Read more

Huge Study Identifies The ‘Optimal’ Amount of Sleep From Middle Ages Onwards

Huge Study Identifies The 'Optimal' Amount of Sleep From Middle Ages Onwards

Sleep – a lot like eating food – is one of those things we need to live, but apparently there are plenty of ways to do it wrong. A new study has weighed into the debate. Looking at UK Biobank data from almost 500,000 adults, researchers conclude that seven hours of sleep per night is … Read more

One Disease Has Already Surged 80% This Year, And We’re in a ‘Perfect Storm’ For More

One Disease Has Already Surged 80% This Year, And We're in a 'Perfect Storm' For More

Measles cases have surged by nearly 80 percent worldwide this year, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the rise of the “canary in a coal mine” illness indicates that outbreaks of other diseases are likely on the way. The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted vaccination campaigns for non-COVID diseases around the world, creating a “perfect storm” … Read more

Record-Breaking Earthquake Swarm Hits Antarctica as Sleeping Volcano Awakens

Record-Breaking Earthquake Swarm Hits Antarctica as Sleeping Volcano Awakens

A long-dormant underwater volcano near Antarctica has woken up, triggering a swarm of 85,000 earthquakes. The swarm, which began in August 2020 and subsidized by November of that year, is the strongest earthquake activity ever recorded in the region. And the quakes were likely caused by a “finger” of hot magma poking into the crust, … Read more