Diamonds are some of the most valuable rocks on Earth, precisely because of its rarity. New research finds it's not so rare after all, with a shockingly endless stash below Earth's surface.
Researchers are trying to prove if the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs punched a hole on the Earth's crust.
New research finds that very large earthquakes - and even tsunamis - from several major faults that lie offshore, could be looming threats and surprise southern California residents.
Traveling into the deepest depths of the Earth has frequently been a premise for some of Hollywood's more ridiculous science-fiction movies. However, experts have long known that there is no place for humanity - or life as we know it - under the incredible heat and pressure's of our planet's core. Now, researchers are using some of the world's most powerful supercomputers to look where we physically cannot.
If diamonds truly are a girl's best friend, an unusual formation recently found in Russia may be the friendliest rock in the world. The rock, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, was found to contain a stunning 30,000 tiny diamonds and could provide important clues to Earth's geologic history.
A new layer of Earth is growing beneath an Icelandic volcano, shedding light on how the Earth's crust forms, according to a new study.
It seems that all this time, the Earth's tectonic plates have just been warming up, and now they've set the treadmill to a higher setting. That is, according to a new study, which claims that Earth's tectonic plates are moving faster now than at any other point in the last two billion years.
A new study shows an asteroid impact many times more powerful than the one that killed the dinosaurs probably hit the Earth about 3.2 billion years ago - a cataclysmic event that changed the world's tectonic activity, created a vast array of geological features, and contributed to a shift in evolutionary patterns.