Although oxygen build-up on Earth and in its oceans took longer than previously thought, it provided the essential burst of energy for animal growth on life, says a new study.
Researchers who recently looked at earthquake data and other info regarding the Earth's mantle and core say that totally unexpected weather is occurring there.
Giant dinosaur footprints have surfaced along the Isle of Skye, suggesting long-necked sauropods once stomped across prehistoric Scotland.
After the outdoors retailer REI declared in October that the company's 143 stores would close for Black Friday, municipalities and states around the country responded with free, discounted, and ranger-led events in nature for the day after Thanksgiving.
A recent study looked at soft tectonic plates deep below Peru, not all of which move at an angle below other plates.
America's Dust Bowl in the 1930s severely impacted soil quality –- so much so that the effects remain to present day.
In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) uses his knowledge of botany to successfully grow potatoes and lengthen his food supply while stranded on Mars. While his methods are sound, researchers are curious about whether it could actually be done.
A new study has learnings that may help builders and urban planners set things down in the right place, not so much the place on top of unpredictable geological processes.
While it has long been known that eastern California's Mono Lake and Mono Craters were set above a volcanic system, new 3D images of the massive magma chambers beneath will help scientists make predictions for the next eruption, a study says.
Mineral clues hidden within ancient molten rocks suggest life on the planet arose 300 million years ahead of previous estimates. This changes the way scientists view the Earth following its formation 4.5 billion years ago.
Thanks to the New Horizon spacecraft, humanity has been granted a close-and-personal peek at the rugged surface of Charon, Pluto's largest moon, for the first time in history. However, when getting to know an alien world, pictures aren't enough, right? Now NASA has upped the experience, providing an opportunity for the public to fly over the surface of the mysterious moon.
Around 73,000 years ago, the towering predecessor of the Fogo volcano - one of the most active in the world - collapsed. As a result, a unbelievably massive tsunami rippled across the Atlantic Ocean, washing its destructive force over islands that now boast over 250,000 human residents. Experts now wonder if such a disaster is more common than we'd like.
After studying groundwater resources from the Illawarra plateau of New South Wales, researchers have developed water-tracing methods that will help detect future changes in water flow and quality.
Forests are often depended upon to capture and store carbon emissions. However, a new study shows that current models drastically overestimate their ability to capture carbon.