After examining precipitation and groundwater data from wells scattered across the tropics, researchers discovered these freshwater resources may be more resilient to climate change than previously thought, and may even benefit from fewer but more intense rainfall patterns.
A global cooling event during the Jurassic Period was triggered by a volcanic event that altered the flow of warm waters from the equator to the North Pole Region. This caused very cold temperatures in the northern hemisphere for many millions of years.
Hidden under Greenland’s ice sheet is an intricate natural "plumbing system" that regularly drains subglacial lakes, impacting ice sheet flow and sea level rise.
NASA recently released another dazzling and high-resolution photo from Pluto's breathtaking surface, revealing mysterious rippling landscapes that resemble the uniform scales of a snake. "Unique and perplexing," the New Horizon's team is calling it, admitting they have absolutely no clue what could shape these ridges.
Human fossils discovered in a Brazilian cave and dating to 9,000 years ago reveal the earliest known record of human decapitation rituals.
A Northwestern University tsunami researcher who published recent research on tsunamis says that, especially as the world travels, these powerful wave incidents are everyone's problem. He grades how much we know.
If you were standing on the icy surface of Pluto, you'd probably find yourself breathless, and not because you forgot your space suit. NASA's recently released new photos from their intrepid New Horizons spacecraft, and they show that not only is Pluto breathtaking, but it also is a surprisingly active world.
It has been assumed that as continents break up, drift apart, and are pushed back together again, their cores, also known as cratons, remain stable. However, new research shows that these cores might not be as solid as previously thought.
Scientists recently mapped the development of one of the world's largest consolidated piles of dust and erosion--China's vast Loess Plateau. In doing so, they studied both wind-related geology change and climate change.
European researchers modeled how a tsunami would impact the Eastern Mediterranean, by simulating earthquake conditions that would move either the sea bed or the water surface.
A new lizard species with teeth fused to the top of its jaws has been found in fossilized remains in southern Brazil. It seems that a different path of evolution was taken by these reptiles than previously thought.
It turns out that even weeks, months, and years after an earthquake, an area can have an increased chance of landslides following the additional shake-up of heavy rain. The earthquake caused the slide, though.
In a very old role that used to involve checking swans for eating suitability, the annual Swan Upping in the U.K. is now a cygnet health census.