The hot jet stream is now accelerating with speeds between 40 and 45 kilometers per year which is three times faster than typical speeds of liquid in the outer core.
A recent discovery by scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) found traces of iron isotopes in samples from the moon, similar to those found on our ocean floor, leading them to believe that it came from the same supernova explosion.
After comparing urban fruits to their commercially grown counterparts, researchers have determined that the urban-grown produce is more nutrient-rich in calcium and iron and is free of lead and arsenic.
Large dust storms carry valuable particles eastward to the Pacific Ocean for phytoplankton to feed on. Since this species naturally combats climate change, varying storm deposits could have a detrimental effect.
During the violent beginnings of early Earth some 4.6 billion years ago, it seems that weathermen could have forecast iron rain - storms that supposedly led to the formation of the Earth's core and even the Moon, according to a new study.
Even without brushing their teeth or drinking fluoridated water, beavers have remarkably strong teeth good for gnawing on wood. A new study shows that their tough teeth are all thanks to a key component built into their chemical structure, and it's iron.
When you think "the immune system," you probably think of a scene straight out of Osmoses Jones where hard-on-the-case white blood cells battle with dangerous viral infections. However, professionals know that the body can also try to deprive pathogens of essential irons. Unfortunately, this strategy can backfire, causing anemia. Reversing this self-destructive path is hard work, but recent research with mice has revealed a new way doctors can help their patients.
Iron, though present in miniscule amounts in seawater, is a major player in the ocean's carbon cycle. Now scientists have assessed the various sources of dissolved iron in the north Atlantic Ocean, finally tracing the source of this precious metal to the dusty Sahara Desert.
Iron levels in the brain may be an accurate measure to determine the presence and severity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.