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Medieval Europeans were fanatical about a strange fruit that could only be eaten rotten. Then it was forgotten altogether. Why did they love it so much? And why did it disappear?Read more from www.bbc.com
The science behind Tasmanian thunderstorms explained - and the blond hunk with a big hammer has nothing to do with it, explains Tasmanian meteorologist Michael Conway.Read more from www.abc.net.au
A giant slab of ice breaks from Antarctica and enters the Weddell Sea, becoming the largest iceberg currently afloat in the world, the European Space Agency says.Read more from www.abc.net.au
Sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor south of Christmas Island have revealed a Tolkienesque landscape of towering peaks, ashen uplands and ominous volcanic craters, writes Tim O'Hara.Read more from www.abc.net.au
The fossilized web of a 385-million-year-old root network has scientists reimagining what the world's first forests might once have looked like.Read more from ScienceAlert
A huge seismic event that started in May of 2018 and was felt across the entire globe has officially given birth to a new underwater volcano.Read more from ScienceAlert
The 1755 Lisbon quake was the one that shook up Voltaire and made him question the existance of God. The quake is mentioned in his novel Candide which was turned into music by Leonard Bernstein. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMIzHnyuiNY
At the time of the quake, it was believed that God let people die who were not good but how could Lisbon have so people who were not good? The devastation was that severe.
A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions in France has recorded the details and characteristics of an undersea volcano that was born in 2018. In their paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the group describes the volcano as the largest undersea eruption ever recorded.Read more from phys.org
Our planet changes by the nanosecond. Amazing.
While humanity keeps reaching further and further towards the stars, a place much closer to home remains completely inaccessible to us.Read more from ScienceAlert