ALMA shows volcanic impact on Io’s atmosphere — ScienceDaily

New radio images from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) show for the first time the direct effect of volcanic activity on the atmosphere of Jupiter’s moon Io. Io is the most volcanically active moon in our solar system. It hosts more than 400 active volcanoes, spewing out sulfur gases that give Io its yellow-white-orange-red […]

COVID-19 continues to make flying a risky proposition

Airplane travel comes with some risks of catching COVID-19. (Unsplash/) Vacations, visiting family, and business: Air travel is a normal part of many people’s summers. In 2019, US airlines carried almost a billion passengers. This year, however, with the COVID-19 pandemic, air travel has cratered, with daily TSA checkpoint throughput numbers in the hundred of […]

Virtual Reality health appointments can help patients address eating disorders

IMAGE: Images taken from the virtual reality environment of a therapy appointment. view more  Credit: Dr Jim Ang – University of Kent Research from the University of Kent, the Research centre on Interactive Media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies – RISE Ltd and the University of Cyprus has revealed that Virtual Reality (VR) technology can have […]

1-minute encounters may add up to spread COVID-19

Having “close contact” with COVID-19 is usually defined as being near an infected person for at least 15 consecutive minutes. But a new report suggests that even very brief exposures — a minute or less — could spread the disease, if those exposures happen frequently. The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Environmental change may have helped make early humans more adaptable

An unforgiving environmental twist deserves at least some credit for the behavioral flexibility that has characterized the human species since our African origins around 300,000 years ago, a new study suggests. For hundreds of thousands of years in parts of East Africa, food and water supplies remained fairly stable. But new evidence shows that starting […]

Some exoplanets may be able to see us, too — ScienceDaily

Three decades after Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan suggested that Voyager 1 snap Earth’s picture from billions of miles away — resulting in the iconic Pale Blue Dot photograph — two astronomers now offer another unique cosmic perspective: Some exoplanets — planets from beyond our own solar system — have a direct line of sight to […]

Redes Sociales Ayudan a Revelar la Causa del Tsunami en Indonesia en el 2018

This is an authorized translation of an Eos article. Esta es una traducción al español autorizada de un artículo de Eos. El 28 de septiembre de 2018, un terremoto de magnitud 7,5 sacudió la isla de Sulawesi en Indonesia y provocó un tsunami que afectó a Palu, la capital de esta provincia. El terremoto y el tsunami resultante, […]

Meet the disk-shaped halo of hot gas you currently live in

Scientists have long suspected that the halos surrounding galaxies, including our Milky Way, may be hiding a lot of matter left over from our universe’s birth. (ESO/S. Brunier/) Beyond the spiral arms of our galaxy lies a giant halo of hot gas. The Milky Way formed within this cloud, which is known as the circumgalactic […]

Management of exploited transboundary fish stocks requires international cooperation

Marine fish species are migratory in nature and not respectful of human-made territorial boundaries, which represents a challenge for fisheries management as policies tend to focus at the national level. With an average catch of 48 million tonnes per year, and USD $77 billion in annual fishing revenue, these species support critical fisheries, and require […]

Player behavior in the online game EVE Online may reflect real world country

In-game country profiles are generated by combining several measures of in-game socioeconomic behavior of players. Upon clustering the countries in groups with highly similar profile, one finds clusters that reflect real-world geography. Credit: Belaza et al, PLOS ONE, 2020 Virtual worlds may reflect social and economic behavior in the real world, according to a study […]