Volcano eruption in 2011.
Icelandic authorities have recently raised the threat level of the Grímsvötn volcano.
Andre Pattenden/English Heritage
How we traced the origin of the sarsen stones.
This unusual earthquake type generates an outsized tsunami.
A tricky kind of earthquake that happens in the soft rock of the ocean floor causes much larger tsunamis than their magnitude would predict. New research pinpoints a way to identify the danger fast.
Prof. Stephen Meyers and his Geoscience 100 class at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Photo by Ethan Parrish.
A science researcher's work gets twisted by a conservative news site; he considers this his wake-up call to educate as many students as possible about the importance of science to our world.
The International Space station transits the “Blue moon” in late June 2015.
New analysis of data from the Apollo era shows that moonquakes occur close to visible faults, which may matter when setting up a moon base.
The research vessel must dodge dangerous icebergs as it drills for sediment core samples.
A paleooceanographer describes her ninth sea expedition, this time retrieving cylindrical 'cores' of the sediment and rock that's as much as two miles down at the ocean floor.
Players of Red Dead Redemption 2 use a detailed topographic map to navigate the landscape.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has been criticised for its portrayals of violence, but it could also be teaching players the lost art of reading a map.
Infrared and visible light satellite data is recoloured to produce striking images of Australia.
The Open Air project features satellite data interpreted and coloured to produce beautiful, surreal images of Australian landforms.
Coastal geoscience and engineering is a broad discipline focused on physical processes at the interface of land and sea.
For twenty years people had been telling me how lucky I was to be in our field of research because “things” were changing for young women. Twenty years later “things” had not changed.
What Mars could have looked like during an ice age 400,000 years ago.
Scientists used to believe that snowfall could never reach the ground.
A new detector could work out what's causing a heat flow from the Earth's interior. It may even solve the mystery of what powers the Earth's magnetic field.
Now abandoned, part of Sidoarjo town is entombed in mud metres thick.
The world's largest mud volcano has consumed several villages, but we're no closer to the answer of how and why it began.
Up a bit, right a bit – Australia is always on the move.
Australia is always on the move thanks to continental drift which means the mapped coordinates of any place can get out of line with any GPS locating system. So what's the plan to fix it?
The author began hearing the sound at night, between the hours of 10 and 11 p.m.
'Street' via www.shutterstock.com
Shortly after Glen MacPherson started hearing strange humming noises, he created the World Hum and Database Project so people around the world could document their own experiences with the Hum.
Despite the noble intentions behind charity wells, they may not be the best thing.
The digging of wells in Africa has often been thought of as the solution to helping rural women walking to get water, but they may cause more harm than good.
The April 2015 earthquake flattened villages and towns, but more may be to come.
AAP Image/Jonathan Hyams/Save The Children
New research shows the earthquake that struck central Nepal in April this year was only a partial rupture of the fault line, meaning another strong quake could be due in future.
Magnetic traces suggest iron crystals in the innermost core are aligned east-west, rather than north-south.
Lachina Publishing Services
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 author posing with a fully-functional model of the Curiosity rover on Earth, not Mars.
“All systems go!” I said cautiously with a long sigh of relief. I had approved plans for the first soil analysis that would give humankind clues to the past and future habitability of Mars. One small word…
Volcanism, driven by plate tectonics, built Earth’s atmosphere to make a habitable planet.
Simon Redfern/University of Cambridge
How is it that Earth developed an atmosphere that made the development of life possible? A study published in the journal Nature Geoscience links the origins of Earth’s nitrogen-rich atmosphere to the…
Over time, Earth’s plates went from static to dynamic.
Plate tectonics – the large-scale movement of Earth’s lithosphere or outer layers – started around three billion years ago, but how those movements started was a bit of a mystery – until today. With colleagues…