Geography

What a 2-mile ice tube tells us about wind?

What a 2-mile ice tube tells us about wind?

A dramatic pattern in our planet’s climate history involves paroxysms in Arctic temperatures. During the last ice age, tens of thousands of years ago, Greenland...
Neanderthals at El Sidrón ate a diet of wild mushrooms, pine nuts and moss

Neanderthals at El Sidrón ate a diet of wild mushrooms, pine nuts and moss

The studies of Neanderthal fossil remains found at dig sites across Europe continue to provide information about their lifestyles. In the last few years, genome...
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...
Asteroids don’t hit Earth at regular intervals, as was previously thought

Asteroids don’t hit Earth at regular intervals, as was previously thought

Do mass extinctions, like the fall of the dinosaurs, and the formation of large impact craters on Earth occur together at regular intervals? "This question...