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The coronavirus pandemic made the entire Earth quieter

April 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown measures have forced daily life to change, and that means humans are making less noise on Earth.  With less traffic and other human movements, seismologists are noticing huge dips in the amount of background seismic noise in their readings.  A cleaner reading and less noise could give researchers a rare opportunity to capture …

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A bizarre humming sound inside the Earth finally has an explanation

January 12th, 2020

Scientists studying our planet have a pretty good idea of what goes on up here at the surface. Understanding what’s going on deep underground or in the depths of the Earth’s oceans is another matter entirely. Without being able to constantly observe the processes happening miles beneath our feet, researchers often have to listen instead. …