Ancient blobs deep inside the Earth gather together and break apart like continents, according to new research.
Tiny pieces of an asteroid have revealed an unlikely origin for much of the water in Earth’s oceans.
Using geology and AI, a virtual model of how the Earth’s tectonic plates have evolved can help reveal deposits of copper.
Everest didn’t become the highest mountain overnight. This process was excruciatingly slow; a result of complex interactions between the solid earth, the atmosphere and the biosphere.
Icelandic authorities have recently raised the threat level of the Grímsvötn volcano.
How we traced the origin of the sarsen stones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Open Air project features satellite data interpreted and coloured to produce beautiful, surreal images of Australian landforms.
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.
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.
The world’s largest mud volcano has consumed several villages, but we’re no closer to the answer of how and why it began.
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?
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.
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.
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.