Geography

Silk Road evolved as 'grass-routes' movement

Silk Road evolved as ‘grass-routes’ movement

Nearly 5,000 years ago, long before the vast east-west trade routes of the Great Silk Road were traversed by Marco Polo, the foundations for...
First global maps of volcanic emissions use NASA satellite data

First global maps of volcanic emissions use NASA satellite data

Volcanoes erupt, they spew ash, their scarred flanks sometimes run with both lava and landslides. But only occasionally. A less dramatic but important process is...
Volcano breath

Volcano breath: Measuring sulfur dioxide from space

Volcanoes erupt, they spew ash, their scarred flanks sometimes run with both lava and landslides. But only occasionally. A less dramatic but important process is...
400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered in Canadian museum

400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered in Canadian museum

A previously undiscovered species of an extinct primordial giant worm with terrifying snapping jaws has been identified by an international team of scientists. Researchers from...
Massive rogue waves aren't as rare as previously thought

Massive rogue waves aren’t as rare as previously thought

Scientists captured new information about extreme waves, as one of the steepest ever recorded passed by the North Sea Ekofisk platforms in the early...
A 180 million year old dinosaur dinner

A 180 million year old dinosaur dinner

While artistic reconstructions of dinosaurs preying on each other are a fantastic way of illustrating the real-life behaviours of these fantastic creatures, direct evidence...
Vision, not limbs, led fish onto land 385 million years ago

Vision, not limbs, led fish onto land 385 million years ago

A provocative new study suggests it was the power of the eyes and not the limbs that first led our ancient aquatic ancestors to...
Fault system off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles counties could produce magnitude 7.3 quake

Fault system off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles counties could produce magnitude 7.3 earthquakes

A fault system that runs from San Diego to Los Angeles is capable of producing up to magnitude 7.3 earthquakes if the offshore segments...
Underwater mountains help ocean water rise from abyss

Underwater mountains help ocean water rise from abyss

At high latitudes, such as near Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, the ocean's surface waters are cooled by frigid temperatures and become so dense...
How did dinosaurs woo their mates?

How did dinosaurs woo their mates?

We’re confident dinosaurs didn't attract their mates with flowers and chocolates, but it’s hard to say for sure what did go down. Once you look...