This week: a salute to the platypus, a fire burns for 5,000 years, and a town in Argentina sinks -- then reappears.
An underground fire in Australia has been burning continuously since before the Bronze Age. Continue reading →
An 1815 geological map of the British Isles changed the way we look at the ground beneath us. Continue reading →
Nitrogen may have arrived on Earth in ancient meteorites after the planet had already formed.
Humans have crossed four of nine 'planetary boundaries' that could render Earth less hospitable to life, reports a new study. Continue reading →
Destroying forests and intensively farming the land erodes as much soil in a few decades as would naturally erode over thousands of years. Continue reading →
An insect-eating plant proves that evolved strategies can sometimes be just as effective as thinking through problems.
Relatively small volcanic eruptions may be slowing the pace of global warming. Continue reading →
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