Geography

A one-two punch may have helped deck the dinosaurs

A one-two punch may have helped deck the dinosaurs

The debate goes on: What killed off the dinosaurs? New UO research has identified gravity-related fluctuations dating to 66 million years ago along deep ocean...
Cancer cells can be killed with dinosaur extinction metal

Cancer cells can be killed with dinosaur extinction metal

Cancer cells can be killed with metal from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, thanks to new research from University of Warwick UK and...
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...
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...
China starts construction of fifth Antarctic research station

China starts construction of fifth Antarctic research station

China has begun to construct its fifth Antarctic research station, with a foundation laying ceremony held Wednesday on the Inexpressible Island, in Terra Nova...
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...
This ancient arachnid had a long, whippy tail

This ancient arachnid had a long, whippy tail

Researchers have discovered a new species of arachnid, resembling a spider with a tail, in amber from Myanmar (formerly Burma), from the mid-Cretaceous age...
water ‘nearly everywhere’ in moon soil

Water ‘nearly everywhere’ in moon soil

Scientists have created the first quantitative map of water and its chemical building blocks trapped in the uppermost portion of the moon’s soil. “The signature...
Why are there different 'flavors' of iron around the Solar System?

Why are there different ‘flavors’ of iron around the Solar System?

New research shows that interactions between iron and nickel under the extreme pressures and temperatures similar to a planetary interior can help scientists understand...
Feathered dinosaurs were even fluffier than we thought

Feathered dinosaurs were even fluffier than we thought

A University of Bristol-led study has revealed new details about dinosaur feathers and enabled scientists to further refine what is potentially the most accurate...