Geography

What it’s like to work at the bottom of the Earth

When your workplace is the South Pole, things can get a little unusual. Light emitted billions of years ago could help solve enduring mysteries about...

Early Earth was more inhospitable to life than previously thought

During long portions of the past 2.4 billion years, the Earth may have been more inhospitable to life than scientists previously thought, according to new computer simulations. Using...

Why Earth didn’t grow to super-Earth in early solar system

Before the solar system had planets, the sun had rings — bands of dust and gas similar to Saturn’s rings — that likely played...

Future hurricanes will roam over New York, Boston, Beijing, Tokyo and more

A new, Yale-led study suggests the 21st century will see an expansion of hurricanes and typhoons into mid-latitude regions, which includes major cities such...

Scientists find leftovers of Earth’s dramatic formation

Researchers have uncovered the most detail ever of the mysterious structures laying between the Earth's mantle and core. This provides the strongest evidence yet they...

Scientists digitally unwrap mummy of pharaoh Amenhotep I for the first time in 3,000...

All the royal mummies found in the 19th and 20th centuries have long since been opened for study. With one exception: egyptologists have never been...

Dinosaurs had similar pre-hatching posture to modern birds, shows rare fossil

Dinosaur embryos are key to our understanding of how dinosaurs developed. But they’re also very rare. While remains of dinosaur embryos have been discovered occasionally...

Millipedes as big as cars once roamed Northern England

The largest-ever fossil of a giant millipede – as big as a car – has been found on a beach in the north of...

Deadliest period in Earth’s history was also the stinkiest, shows study

Generally, scientists believe Siberian volcanos spitting greenhouse gases primarily drove the mass extinction event about 250 million years ago, at the end of the...

Dinosaur faces and feet may have popped with color

Most birds aren’t as colorful as parrots or peacocks. But if you look beyond the feathers, bright colors on birds aren’t hard to find: Think...