Geography

Scientists discover new species of dinosaur on Isle of Wight

A new study suggests four bones recently found on the Isle of Wight belong to new species of theropod dinosaur, the group that includes...

This young exoplanet challenges planet formation theories

New observations reveal a young exoplanet, orbiting a young star in the Hyades cluster, that is unusually dense for its size and age. Weighing in...

New study reveals the world’s richest island for plants: New Guinea

Imagine if there were, say, 600 species of giraffes: some the size of a shrew, some three stories tall, some with purple spots. Of course,...

Scientists take the ultimate Earth selfie

Consider it Earth's ultimate mirror selfie. In a new study, a team led by astrophysicist Allison Youngblood at the University of Colorado Boulder set out...

Scientists discover the first case of bone cancer in dinosaur

A recent study led by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and McMaster University has led to the discovery and diagnosis of an aggressive malignant...

Will the United States have a new state?

If a state is admitted to the Union, the US flag would need to accommodate an extra star. You might have to revise your general...

Why the Earth cooled suddenly about 13,000 years ago

Ancient sediment found in a central Texas cave appears to solve the mystery of why the Earth cooled suddenly about 13,000 years ago, according...

New findings to support the classic dinosaur family tree

The classic dinosaur family tree has two subdivisions of early dinosaurs at its base: the Ornithischians, or bird-hipped dinosaurs, and the Saurischians, or lizard-hipped...

Sunlight plunge may have triggered ‘snowball earths’

At least twice in Earth's history, nearly the entire planet was encased in a sheet of snow and ice. These dramatic "Snowball Earth" events occurred...

Deep sea microbes dormant for 100 million years are hungry and ready to multiply

For decades, scientists have gathered ancient sediment samples from below the seafloor to better understand past climates, plate tectonics and the deep marine ecosystem. In...