Geography

Omicron hit rural America harder than cities, study finds

Scientists from the University of Cincinnati found the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2021 and early 2022 spread like a grass...

Earth’s inner core oscillates, not consistently rotates as thought before, shows study

Scientists have found evidence that the Earth’s inner core oscillates, contradicting previously accepted models that suggested it consistently rotates at a faster rate than...

Scientists discover Europe’s largest land predator on the Isle of Wight

Paleontologists have identified the remains of one of Europe’s largest-ever land-based hunters: a dinosaur that measured over 10m long and lived around 125 million...

Scientists discover bizarre meat-eating dinosaur in Egypt’s Sahara Desert

An Egyptian-American team of researchers has announced the discovery of a new kind of large-bodied meat-eating dinosaur, or theropod, from a celebrated fossil site...

People in these US counties more likely to die from COVID-19, study finds

The partisan divide in the United States throughout the COVID-19 pandemic stretched beyond differences in attitudes about masking, social distancing, and vaccines. Scientists from the...

Ancient ocean floors could help search for critical minerals

Studying ancient ocean floors could help discover minerals needed to produce electric cars and solar panels. Researchers at The University of Queensland led a collaborative...

Tonga volcano eruption’s echoes heard 6,200 miles away

The Hunga volcano ushered in 2022 with a bang, devastating the island nation of Tonga and sending aid agencies, and Earth scientists, into a...

After 70 years, queen Elizabeth II is well loved. The monarchy, not so much

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 70th year on the throne this weekend, making her the first British monarch to have a Platinum Jubilee. The country...

Dark stars: the first stars in the universe could have been powered by annihilating...

Dark matter doesn’t really do much of anything in the present-day universe. But in the early days of the cosmos there may have been pockets...

This new dinosaur used fearsome claws to graze along the coast

Scientists have described the youngest therizinosaur fossil from Japan and the first in Asia to have been found in marine sediments. Therizinosaurs were a large...