The bewildering shapes apparently owe their origin in large part to how rock can strengthen when squashed from above.
Through the analysis of a previously unexplained ratio of isotopes, scientists have recovered a geological time capsule of sorts that they believe represents a very different Earth that existed some 4.5 billion years ago. Continue reading →
The new substance will forever remain in Earth's rock record, researchers say.
Early dogs may have helped humans hunt mammoth, then guard the meat from their wild relatives. Continue reading →
A tiny bird is the oldest known bird pollinator. Continue reading →
Three satellites -- dubbed the Swarm -- are mapping the Earth's magnetic field in record time. Continue reading →
A new pinkish, purplish mineral has a chemical composition and crystalline structure unlike any of the known 4,000 minerals.
A neutrally buoyant layer may be floating between two layers deep in the Earth.
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