Tag Archives: Geology

Strange Science: Gel on the Dark Side of the Moon?

News came out recently that the Chinese lunar probe had located a mysterious shiny gel on the dark side of the moon. But as other scientists looked into this claim, it seems that it may have been a translation error. … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Waterfall Formation

By simulating a river in a lab, scientists have learned that sometimes waterfalls can be created spontaneously. Previously, geologists believed that outside factors were required for the formation of a waterfall. Events like an earthquake might cause a shift in … Continue reading

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The Earth is Sinking!

An essay by Imahl Whett, Institute for Aqua-tektonics, as provided by E. B. Fischadler Art by Justine McGreevy Try as we might, we can’t seem to avoid the frequent news stories or lectures by former politicians claiming to be climate … Continue reading

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Strange Science: World-Wide Waves

Seismic activity in one location often has effects on other locations, as certain seismic waves travel over great distances. What’s more unusual is when this sort of seismic wave travels the world without a precipitating seismic event. On November 11, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Lava Floors

Sometimes, our Strange Science goes a little weirder than other weeks. This week is one of those. We started out by asking ourselves how “the floor is lava” became a thing. The first answer we found was related to a … Continue reading

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Within the Pulse of Darkness

An essay by Cassius Carter, as provided by Lucas Leery Art by Luke Spooner Dear Cass, I invite you to assist me on my next expedition. The site is in remote, northern land that I trust you will remember well. Your … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Holey Ice in Antarctica

Holes that open up in the ice pack in Antarctica are nothing new. They’re called polynyas, and they can be caused near coastlines by warmer water or wind. Scientists have recently identified a polynya in Antarctica that is hundreds of … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Ancient Greek Temples on Fault Lines?

A geologist researching fault lines in Greece has hypothesized that the ancient Greeks may have intentionally built their temples on fault lines, in order to expose themselves to prophetic visions caused by hallucination. The idea of the Pythia, the high … Continue reading

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Apophenia or Apotheosis

An essay by Dr. Erick Loadston, as provided by Adam WykesArt by America Jones To you, dear readers, the significance of these findings cannot be overstated. Their implication(s) relate to the whole of human experience after humans first spoke. But … Continue reading

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