For decades, scientists have tried to uncover the cause of long-term changes in Earth’s biodiversity. New simulations point at geography playing a critical role.
There are a lot of myths about crystals − for example, that they are magical rocks with healing powers. An earth scientist explains some of their amazing true science.
Satellites can detect land moving by just a few millimetres, but we can never be sure exactly how or when a slope will slide.
The preliminary global-average temperature anomaly for September is a shocking 1.7°C. These are the drivers of current record-breaking heat.
A deadly earthquake in Afghanistan, following one in Morocco, highlights the risks in the region.
For some people, it’s a choice based on cultural beliefs or economic opportunities provided by the volcano. Other times it’s less a choice than the only option.
Some rocks will burn, and others will melt, depending on how they were formed and what minerals they contain.
To us, Earth’s landscapes might change very little. But over millions of years, our planet’s surface has shifted in innumerable ways.
When mud, fluids and gases erupt at the Earth’s surface, they hint at what’s happening underground, allowing scientists to build a more comprehensive 3D view of what’s going on inside our planet.
Earth has liquid rock inside. Here’s what happens to that rock to make lava happen.
From capillary forces to sand grain shape, the simple mix of sand and water hides the complexity within.
Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis suggested that Earth could be considered a single, self-regulating organism.
The world’s biggest cycling race is a great way to teach people about geology – and test our own ideas.
Ancient blobs deep inside the Earth gather together and break apart like continents, according to new research.
Volcanoes might seem like nature’s incinerators, but using them to burn up trash would be dangerous and disrespectful to indigenous people who view them as sacred.
A largely hidden fault beneath the Victorian Alps has triggered a magnitude 5.8 quake that was felt as far afield as Sydney, Adelaide and Launceston. Here’s what we know so far.
When heat in doesn’t equal heat out, Earth sees changes.
Earth scientists are on the skilled occupation list for immigration even as universities cut back in this area. The problem lies with a funding model that offers no incentive to lift graduate numbers.
Oceanographer Robert D. Ballard, who is best known for finding the wreck of Titanic, has written a memoir recounting his biggest discoveries and calling for more ocean exploration.
When sea sediment melts inside the Earth, it helps tectonic plates slide over one another smoothly.