Geography

Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Hit In Exactly the Wrong Place

Dinosaur killing asteroid hit in exactly the wrong place

The asteroid that struck Earth about 66 million years ago and led to the mass extinction of dinosaurs may have hit one of the...
Through fossil leaves, a step towards Jurassic Park

Through fossil leaves, a step towards Jurassic Park

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in establishing the relationships between 200-million-year-old plants based on chemical fingerprints. Using infrared spectroscopy and statistical analysis of...
Tree rings pinpoint eruption of Icelandic volcano to half a century before human settlement

Tree rings pinpoint eruption of Icelandic volcano to half a century before human settlement

An international group of researchers has dated a large volcanic eruption in Iceland to within a few months. The eruption, which is the oldest volcanic...
The radiation-exposed corals of Bikini Atoll may hold insights on cancer

The radiation-exposed corals of Bikini Atoll may hold insights on cancer

Stanford researchers are exploring how corals that re-colonized Bikini Atoll after nuclear bomb tests 70 years ago have adapted to persistent radiation. More than 70...
Archaeological detectives discover ‘secret square’ beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle

Archaeological detectives discover ‘secret square’ beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle

Archaeologists have found a striking and apparently unique square monument beneath the world famous Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, cared...
Rare, exceptionally preserved fossil reveals lifestyle of ancient armor-plated reptile

Rare, exceptionally preserved fossil reveals lifestyle of ancient armor-plated reptile

An exceptionally-preserved fossil from the Alps in eastern Switzerland has revealed the best look so far at an armoured reptile from the Middle Triassic...
3,000-year-old textiles are earliest evidence of chemical dyeing in the Levant

3,000-year-old textiles are earliest evidence of chemical dyeing in the Levant

Tel Aviv University archaeologists have revealed that cloth samples found in the Israeli desert present the earliest evidence of plant-based textile dyeing in the...
Bulges in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions

Bulges in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside volcanoes, and found that it...
More summer sunshine leading to increased Greenland ice melt

More summer sunshine leading to increased Greenland ice melt

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has discovered that a marked decrease in summer cloud cover during the last 20...
A wooden toe

A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3,000-year-old prosthesis

It is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists from the University of Basel...