Winds of over 2km per second have been discovered flowing around planet outside of the Earth's solar system, new research has found.
When times are good, it pays to be the big fish in the sea; in the aftermath of disaster, however, smaller is better.
The journey for volcanic rocks found on many volcanic islands began deep within the Earth.
The most direct information about the interior of the earth comes from measuring how seismic acoustic waves—such as those created by earthquakes—travel through the earth. Those measurements show that 95% of the earth's ...
Planet Earth experienced a global climate shift in the late 1980s on an unprecedented scale, fuelled by anthropogenic warming and a volcanic eruption, according to new research published this week.
A new study suggests that the common belief that the Earth's rigid tectonic plates stay strong when they slide under another plate, known as subduction, may not be universal.
Scientists have discovered a surprising similarity between rivers and humans: both release more carbon dioxide when they work hard.
Water covers more than two-thirds of Earth's surface, but its exact origins are still something of a mystery. Scientists have long been uncertain whether water was present at the formation of the planet, or if it arrived ...
Since it began operations in December 2009, NASA's NEOWISE mission has observed 158,000 asteroids and discovered more than 35,000.