Geography

Fossil teeth show how Jurassic reptiles adapted to change

Fossil teeth show how Jurassic reptiles adapted to change

Marine predators that lived in deep waters during the Jurassic Period thrived as sea levels rose, while species that dwelled in the shallows died...

Scientists discover cheese making evidence from 7200 years ago

Analysis of fatty residue in pottery from the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia revealed evidence of fermented dairy products -- soft cheeses and yogurts --...

“Thermal scar” from dinosaur era still warming base of Greenland Ice Sheet

A new ‘heat map’ shows, in unprecedented detail, how geothermal heat is escaping through the Earth’s surface beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. This is critical...

Mud from the deep sea reveals clues about ancient monsoon

Analyzing traces of leaf waxes from land plants that over millennia accumulated in deep sea sediments, a team of researchers led by the University...

Scientists expose the dirty secrets hidden under glaciers

Researchers have found a way to account for how varying sediments underneath the world’s glaciers control how fast glaciers slide. Accurate projections of sea level...
Does the sea level or the sun drive volcanic seafloor topography

Does the sea level or the sun drive volcanic seafloor topography?

Modelling shows what causes abyssal hills 2.5km below sea level Half a century after discovering how plate tectonics works, the deep ocean floor is still...

Injection wells can induce earthquakes miles away from the well

Injecting fluid into sedimentary rock can produce bigger, more distant earthquakes than injecting into the underlying basement rock A study of earthquakes induced by injecting...

Mammal forerunner sheds light on brain evolution

A newly described fossil of an extinct mammal relative — and her 38 babies — is among the best evidence that a key development...

Are these humpback whales too close for comfort?

As many as six humpback whales were spotted in Boston Harbor on Wednesday, a rare sight in the congested shipping port. But the whales probably...

Melting ice poses fleeting ecological advantage but sustained global threat

As glaciers melt, nutrients they contain run into the ocean and fertilize local algal blooms. Although these food oases feed local animals, they don’t...