Geography

Montana burial site answers questions about early humans

Montana burial site answers questions about early humans

Scientists have shown that at the Anzick site in Montana - the only known Clovis burial site - the skeletal remains of a young...
'Slow earthquakes' on San Andreas Fault in California increase risk of large quakes

‘Slow earthquakes’ on San Andreas Fault in California increase risk of large quakes

Geologists have long thought that the central section of California's famed San Andreas Fault -- from San Juan Bautista southward to Parkfield, a distance...

Two new creatures discovered from Ediacaran fossils

Earth's first complex animals were an eclectic bunch that lived in the shallow oceans between 580-540 million years ago. The iconic Dickinsonia -- large flat animals with...
22,000-year-old panda found in cave in Southern China

22,000-year-old panda found in cave in Southern China

Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China--a place where no...
Volcano music could help scientists monitor eruptions

Volcano music could help scientists monitor eruptions

A volcano in Ecuador with a deep cylindrical crater might be the largest musical instrument on Earth, producing unique sounds scientists could use to...
What did ancient Babylonians eat

What did ancient Babylonians eat?

A Yale-Harvard team tested their recipes Even ancient Babylonians chefs knew the value of a good cookbook. Not unlike today’s chefs, the ancient Babylonians favored recipes...
Rising CO2 could increase dangerous extreme weather, whatever happens to global temperatures

Rising CO2 could increase dangerous extreme weather, whatever happens to global temperatures

New research from the University of Oxford and collaborators provides compelling evidence that meeting the global warming target of 1.5°C may not be enough...
Antarctica's ice loss has accelerated in the last five years

Antarctica’s ice loss has accelerated in the last five years

Antarctic ice loss ramps up, speeding sea level rise The amount of ice lost from Antarctica has tripled since 2012 and increased global sea levels...
New study unveils true origin of ancient turquoise

New study unveils true origin of ancient turquoise

Geochemical analyses refute long-held claims that it was imported to Mexico from the U.S. New research overturns more than a century of thought about the...
Tiny frog trapped with beetle in amber for over 99 million years

Tiny frog trapped with beetle in amber for over 99 million years

Amber fossils provide oldest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests About 99 million years ago, a tiny juvenile frog in present-day Myanmar was suddenly...