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Geophysics & environmental physics

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News

Earth’s body tide hints at deep mantle structure

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Neutrino detector could see radioactive potassium deep within the Earth

Proposed experiment would boost our understanding of what heats our planet's interior

Do topological waves occur in the oceans?

Kelvin and Yanai waves share similarities with topological insulators

How to protect people and property from volcanic ballistics

Flash Physics: need-to-know updates from the world of physics

In depth

20,000 pings under the sea

Jon Willis explores the landscape of giant smoking chimneys in the depths of the Pacific to find clues about life on ocean worlds

Animal magic

Furry Logic, with its puns and wordplay, does an excellent job in covering the latest research in biophysics, and covers a huge range of animals, writes Mark Denny

Behold the bubbly ocean

Helen Czerski faces stormy seas in the pursuit of bubbles, trying to decipher how these tiny pockets of gas in the ocean influence the planet

A natural neutron source

Lightning produces millions of neutrons per stroke – but how? Casper Rutjes and Ute Ebert explain how our understanding of thunderstorm physics has evolved and how neutron measurements could lead to fresh insights