The Zanclean Megaflood: The largest known megaflood deposit on Earth

A recent scientific study published among other journals on nature.com brought to light evidence of what is now known as the Zanclean megaflood in the eastern Mediterranean basin. Approximately 6 million years ago, the Mediterranean sea experienced the Messinian salinity crisis. Essentially, the Mediterranean was cut off from the Atlantic and dried out, with water […]

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Galileo’s experiment recreated in space

By recreating Galileo’s famed experiment, scientists have confirmed Einstein’s equivalence principle – in space. Let’s break it down: during one of the physicist Galileo’s most famous experiments, he dropped two balls of different mass from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Despite their difference in weight, the balls fell at the same rate. This demonstrated a concept […]

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