China: Concern grows over fate of tennis player Peng Shuai

Chinese player Peng Shuai at the Australian Open in Melbourne on November 15, 2019. EDGAR SU / REUTERS It’s an email that prompts more questions than it answers. On Thursday morning, November 18, the Twitter account of Chinese state television CGTN published a message allegedly sent by former professional tennis player Peng Shuai to the … Read more

Fate of sinking tectonic plates is revealed

Journal Reference: T. V. Gerya, D. Bercovici, T. W. Becker. Dynamic slab segmentation due to brittle–ductile damage in the outer rise. Nature, 2021; 599 (7884): 245 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03937-x The question has long puzzled scientists because conventional wisdom said that sinking tectonic plates must remain intact to keep pulling on the portion behind it, but according … Read more