Northern Lights process like untangling twisted strands of spaghetti?

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Northern Lights process like untangling twisted strands of spaghetti?

Posted: 01 Jun 2012 08:15 PM PDT

Scientists have reached a milestone in describing how the northern lights work by way of a process called “magnetic reconnection.” The process is best imagined as untangling twisted strands of spaghetti.

A ‘B12 shot’ for marine algae?

Posted: 31 May 2012 01:57 PM PDT

Studying algal cultures and seawater samples from the Southern Ocean off Antarctica, marine biologists have revealed a key cog in the biochemical machinery that allows marine algae at the base of the oceanic food chain to thrive. They have discovered a previously unknown protein in algae that grabs an essential but scarce nutrient out of seawater, vitamin B12.

San Andreas Fault in Santa Cruz Mountains: Large earthquakes more frequent than previously thought

Posted: 30 May 2012 10:37 AM PDT

New research studies indicate that the Santa Cruz region produces large earthquakes more frequently than previously thought.
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