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22 November 2016
Avalanches more complex than previously thought
Avalanches can throw up a powdery cloud of snow as they violently charge down mountains, obscuring their inner workings from scientists. But new observations of artificially-triggered avalanches in Switzerland’s Vallée de la Sionne have penetrated this powdery veil.
25 May 2012
Dead Sea rising: how the lowest place on Earth is getting (slightly) higher
Declining water levels are causing the floor of the Dead Sea to rise, according to a new study. With less water to weigh it down, the sea’s bed is now rising at a rate of about 5 mm (0.2 in) per year, said Ran Nof, a PhD candidate at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev