The updated methods are providing a clearer picture of how Earth and its inhabitants evolved over the past 60,000 years - and thus, providing new insight into its future.
A big dip in the Earth's crust may record an ancient continental collision from the dawn of plate tectonics.
Born on July 30, 1920, geologist and cartographer Tharp changed scientific thinking about what lay at the bottom of the ocean – not a featureless flat, but rugged and varied terrain.
They will find minimal traces of the virus itself, but lots of PPE.
Europe imports the majority of its lithium, an essential material for the energy transition, yet is home to significant deposits.
How the earliest continents formed has been a matter of debate. Analysis of zircons in Canada and Australia suggest that those historical processes are similar to current tectonic movements.
Scientists have now dated the 'Great Oxidation Event' to just before the planet's first 'snowball' period.
New research on the Late Devonian extinction suggests the ozone layer could be naturally depleted as the temperature rises.
New research confirms that massive plumes of buoyant hot rock once rose from near the Earth's core to the surface and triggered vast volcanic eruptions - and that New Zealand sits on top of one.
New research has found that the continents ended up where they are today because of previous plate tectonic processes that controlled how Pangaea broke apart.
Tomanowos, aka the Willamette Meteorite, may be the world's most interesting rock. Its story includes catastrophic ice age floods, theft of Native American cultural heritage and plenty of human folly.
Fracking in Pennsylvania has led to disadvantages in state school districts.
These trackways offer rare insights about ancient life in a stressful, hostile environment during the Early Jurassic.
The term Anthropocene - previously known only to geologists and academics - has hit the mainstream. Now it's being tweeted as shorthand for the negative effects humans have had on the planet.
The Yarrabubba asteroid landed 2.2 billion years ago. Around the same time, the icy Earth went through a big thaw.
Sand may seem abundant when your toes are buried in it, but it's becoming scarce along many coastlines around the world.
Non-living nature such as rocks, landforms, soil and water form the Earth's 'geodiversity' - a crucial part of the planet's life support system.
New research on landslides on Mars could help protect against devastating landslides on Earth.
Post-earthquake aftershocks are often assumed to be less violent, but that's not always the case.
We undertook a 28-day voyage to explore a possible lost continent in a remote part of the Coral Sea, in an area off the coast of Queensland. Here's what we found.