Author archives: César Tomé

MI weekly selection #126

MI weekly selection #126

Humanities & Social SciencesScienceTechnologyWeekly Selection

By César Tomé

Diagram shows newly-found giant magma reservoir underneath Yellowstone A huge reservoir of mostly solid hot rock has been found underneath a magma chamber beneath Yellowstone National Park, part of the vast volcanic plumbing of the area diagrammed in a study published in Science. This system has been there for about 17 million years, and scientists […]

MI weekly selection #124

MI weekly selection #124

Humanities & Social SciencesScienceTechnologyWeekly Selection

By César Tomé

Magnetic bands around sun may help predict solar flares Tracking the movements of traveling magnetic bands in the sun’s atmosphere may help predict solar flares, which can cause damaging power problems on Earth and wreak havoc on satellites, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Solar flares are at their worst when formed by […]

MI weekly selection #123

MI weekly selection #123

Humanities & Social SciencesScienceTechnologyWeekly Selection

By César Tomé

Young galaxy clusters discovered More than 200 young galaxy clusters have been documented by astronomers using data gathered by the Planck and Herschel space telescopes. The researchers have released photos of the clusters, which will be studied further in the hope answers can be found to many cosmic questions like how galaxies grow and the […]

MI weekly selection #122

MI weekly selection #122

Humanities & Social SciencesScienceTechnologyWeekly Selection

By César Tomé

Dark matter detected as it coasts through galaxy collisions Dark matter appears to drift straight through galactic collisions, barely interacting with anything, including other dark matter, according to scientists who detected the mysterious stuff by the way it bends nearby light paths. Researchers used visible light spied by the Hubble Space Telescope and X-rays by […]

MI weekly selection #121

MI weekly selection #121

Humanities & Social SciencesScienceTechnologyWeekly Selection

By César Tomé

Deep aurora in Mars seen by Maven spacecraft NASA’s Maven spacecraft spotted a strange aurora that lasted for five days and stretched deep into Mars’ northern atmosphere. Auroras on Mars have been observed previously, but scientists were intrigued by the depth of this one. In addition, Maven detected an unexpected high-altitude dust cloud. BBC Young […]

MI weekly selection #119

MI weekly selection #119

Humanities & Social SciencesScienceTechnologyWeekly Selection

By César Tomé

Multiple views of a supernova seen by astronomers Astronomers have been able to witness the same supernova multiple times at different spots because of the gravitational lense effect of a galaxy cluster. The New York Times Snowflakes aren’t symmetrical, according to cutting-edge camera Snowflakes are even more complex than previously thought, according to high-speed 3D […]

MI weekly selection #117

MI weekly selection #117

Humanities & Social SciencesScienceTechnologyWeekly Selection

By César Tomé

Neanderthals interbred with ancient Asians at 2 points in history Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of Asians twice in ancient history, according to a pair of studies published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. The studies approached the same question from different directions, but came to the same conclusion, looking at why Asians have […]