Geography

How much can 252-million-year-old ecosystems tell us about modern Earth

How much can 252-million-year-old ecosystems tell us about modern Earth?

A whopping 252 million years ago, Earth was crawling with bizarre animals, including dinosaur cousins resembling Komodo dragons and bulky early mammal-relatives, a million...
How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter

How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter?

A whole lot of zig-zagging: Perhaps that is what happens when the universe's mysterious dark matter particles hit the Earth. SDU researchers can now show...
Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thought

Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth’s climate more than previously thought

The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to...
Research sheds new light on how Earth and Mars were created

New light on how Earth and Mars were created

Analyzing a mixture of earth samples and meteorites, scientists from the University of Bristol have shed new light on the sequence of events that...
Evolution is in the ears of extinct aquatic reptiles

Evolution is in the ears of extinct aquatic reptiles

Research of inners ears of aquatic reptiles now extinct has revealed a close resemblance with aquatic animals alive today. Fossils of reptiles from millions of...
Triangle-headed reptile mashup moved from land to sea

Triangle-headed reptile mashup moved from land to sea

Take a closer look at Vadasaurus, a foot-long reptile that may help explain the pleurosaur transition from life on land to life in water. A...
NASA's science aircraft flies over Thomas Fire in California

NASA’s science aircraft flies over Thomas Fire in California

During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke...
Could ancient bones suggest Santa was real

Could ancient bones suggest Santa was real?

Was St Nicholas, the fourth century saint who inspired the iconography of Santa Claus, a legend or was he a real person? New Oxford University...
How massive collisions delivered metal to early Earth

How massive collisions delivered metal to early Earth

Planetary collisions are at the core of our solar system’s formation. Scientists have long believed that after the Moon’s formation, the early Earth experienced a...
Scientists find earliest intact mushroom fossils

Scientists find earliest intact mushroom fossils

Paleontologists from China, New Zealand and the United States have found four intact mushroom fossils, sources from the Chinese Academy of Sciences said Friday. The...