What’s north would become south.
Are we headed to a magnetic reversal and all the global disruption that would bring? Enter archaeomagnetism. A look at the archaeological record in southern Africa provides some clues.
Satellite image of California’s San Andreas fault, where two continental plates come together.
NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
Fifty years on from a groundbreaking paper, geophysicists have progressed from believing continents never moved to thinking that every movement may leave a lasting memory on our planet.
It takes more than a quick scan for high-tech archaeology to reveal history's secrets.
Amazing stone age ingenuity. Rubbish fence.
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute
Advances in computer power mean archaeologists can now tell a huge amount about what's underground without picking up a spade.
A 3D visualisation of the plasma tubes conforming to the Earth’s magnetic field.
Cleo Loi was an undergraduate when she made a startling discovery. Her story shows how brilliance, dedication and imagination drive science.
On top of the devastation following the first earthquake, a second has hit.
What led to the second major earthquake to hit Nepal in less than a month?
Still with mysteries to reveal after 7,000 years.
Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project LBIArchPRO
The recent discoveries at Stonehenge, including ritual monuments, burial mounds and a long barrow, are wonderful examples of how archaeological geophysics can be used in areas where excavation is hard…