Tallest mountain on each continent. Graph adapted from Cmglee, Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0

Seven Summits: The Tallest Mountain on Each Continent

Caitlin Dempsey

Listed here are the tallest mountains based on summit elevation for each of the seven continents.

hydrothermal pools and terraces of Dallol, Ethiopia. Photo: Kotopoulou Electra, Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 4.0

A Place on Earth Where No Life Exists

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers recently discovered at least one location on Earth that lacks any discernible life forms.  

Japan’s Highest Mountain

Caitlin Dempsey

At 3,776 meters (12,389 feet) tall, Mount Fuji is Japan's highest mountain.  

The Arctic Permafrost is Thawing and It’s Causing Thousands of Landslides

Caitlin Dempsey

Using Banks Island, Canada as a study area, researchers analyzed trends in permafrost thaw and associated landslides.

Using Dark Fiber to Measure Seismic Activity

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers wanted to test if unlit fiber cable could be used to collect measurements of seismic activity to fill in spatial gaps in the data.