The phenomenon called Pangea Proxima is predicted to occur 250 million years from now and will pull in together to form one supercontinent
An ancient rabbit ancestor thought to exist only in Europe was recently found in present-day Siberia. The dsicovery spotlights the evolution of the species as well as how landmasses were shifting 14 million years ago during the Miocene era.
Fossil remains of a five-foot-long tortoise suggest the Andes Mountains sat less than a kilometer above sea level 13 million years ago, when the climate was much wetter than it is today. Understanding the past could help researchers predict future climate changes.
Following the 1964 Alaskan earthquake, marine-dwelling three-spine stickleback fish had to rapidly evolve to live in freshwater ponds. This sheds light on how other species may be impacted by climate change.
The evolution of modern birds was largely shaped by Earth's changing geography and climate. In a recent study, researchers discovered the birds we know today share a common ancestor that arose in South America 90 million years ago.
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.
A recent study looked at soft tectonic plates deep below Peru, not all of which move at an angle below other plates.
Scientists discovered the world's longest known chain of continental volcanoes. It spans 2,000 kilometers across Australia, from Whitsundays in North Queensland to Melbourne in central Victoria.
Three new fossil whale species were found in New Zealand. This provides valuable insight on how baleen whales evolved from their toothy ancestors.
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.
Some diamonds found in Canada's Northwest Territories contain ancient seawater, according to recent studies. While these diamonds formed through processes like the precious gems we know, they are younger and uglier.
Erosion can happen at a much fast rate when extreme weather events occur. Since sediment takes many years to accumulate, this kind of weather has the potential to cause a whole lot of years' worth of damage.
New data from the Geological Society of America explains that shorelines along the Pacific Coast and northern Mexico aren't uplifting quite as fast as we previously thought.
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.