A dense crystalline 'rain' falling into Earth's mantle could explain how a mysterious seismic boundary forms beneath the crust.
A new and unique fossil imprint of a resting scorpion helps to fill a gap in the long evolutionary history of the hardy and feared arachnid. Continue reading →
As fracking outruns the science of its impacts, there is hope amid the angry rhetoric. The first step is to find out what all the shouting is about. Continue reading →
Amber analysis revealed that dinosaurs inhaled air with far less oxygen than the modern atmosphere holds. Continue reading →
More than one kilometer beneath the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, geologists discovered 100- to 150-million-year-old water from the Atlantic Ocean's infancy. Continue reading →
Gloppy mats of microscopic life left the same signature on coastal and river bank sediments 3.48 billion years ago that they do today. Continue reading →
The extinct 3-foot-long platypus suggests multiple species of the mixed-up mammals swam ancient Australian waters at the same time. Continue reading →
Boom, zap, pow! Who needs superheroes to move mountains, when lightning does the job just fine?
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