Mercury found in prehistoric rock bolsters the idea that volcanoes caused a mass extinction 200m years ago.
New research suggests how asteroids may have helped create conditions for life on Earth. But we shouldn't get too carried away with the idea – yet.
Dating the Earth’s enigmatic inner core: a Pluto-sized ball of iron that is super hot and frozen at the same time.
The Earth's inner core is more than half a billion years older than previously thought, shows a study. The results could help us better understand the processes that shape the planet's surface.
Hot spot for much-needed research.
The House proposes slashing funding for earth science from NASA's budget, yet this science is critical to understanding – and coping with – the dramatic effects of a warming Arctic around the world.
One of the stalagmites used in this study. The blue-green fluorescence is due to the light from the camera flash.
Stalagmites in Scottish preserve 3,000 years of climate history, suggesting human migration is linked to wet and dry periods.
Old school: early Earth Day flag.
The history of Earth Day reveals its true nature: a day about people, not really a celebration of an amazing planet – like a true birthday.
Magnetic traces suggest iron crystals in the innermost core are aligned east-west, rather than north-south.
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The planet Earth’s inner core is not a single solid mass but comprised of two layers, and new evidence about the core’s composition from a team of US and Chinese geophysicists suggests that the innermost…
The earth’s crust might be our most valuable resource yet.
For centuries, the shallow parts of the earth’s crust have provided us with fuels to burn in our fireplaces, foundries and generators. Now, as we try to break free from our reliance on some of the dirtier…
Significant changes in the motion of Earth’s tectonic plates has been found to occur less frequently than was previously…
A bigger hole in the ozone layer over Northern Hemisphere countries could mean more UV damage to humans, animals and plants.
A hole in the Arctic ozone layer grew at unprecedented levels this year, a new study has found, exposing densely populated…
The magnitude 9 earthquake that hit Japan in March caused 400km of land slip.
The magnitude 9 earthquake that occurred in Japan in March this year caused a 400km long land rupture, releasing centuries…