Unearthing a fossil haven
Seventy feet below Wilshire Boulevard, catercorner from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's street-lamp installation, fresh air roaring from giant ventilation pipes dulled the sickly sweet smell of petroleum.
Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages, research says
An international team of researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages, helping scientists understand ...
Comparing the effects of human activities with historic periods of climate change
Researchers supported in part by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) have compared the effects of human activities with historic periods of climate change using data collected from wetlands ...
Seattle construction workers unearth mammoth tusk
A Seattle museum official says construction workers have found a tusk from an ice age mammoth.
What our frozen past tells us about the Ice Age diet of the woolly mammoth
Research into 50,000 years of arctic vegetation has identified the plant life that sustained giant Ice Age animals such as the woolly mammoth.
A 'smoking gun' on the Ice Age megafauna extinctions
It was climate that killed many of the large mammals after the latest Ice Age. But what more specifically was it with the climate that led to this mass extinction? The answer to this is hidden in a large ...
'Severe reduction' in killer whale numbers during last Ice Age
Whole genome sequencing has revealed a global fall in the numbers of killer whales during the last Ice Age, at a time when ocean productivity may have been widely reduced, according to researchers at Durham ...
Scotland's last glacier discovered
(Phys.org) —A glacier was still in place in Scotland within the last 400 years - some 11,000 years less than previously thought - a scientist at the University of Dundee has discovered.
New research sheds light on history of polar current
Research conducted by a team that included scientists from British Antarctic Survey reveals the ocean current moving around the South Pole flowed at much the same speed in the last ice age as it has done ...
Deep-sea corals record dramatic long-term shift in Pacific Ocean ecosystem
Long-lived deep-sea corals preserve evidence of a major shift in the open Pacific Ocean ecosystem since around 1850, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The findings, ...
Demise of last ice age encoded in tropical stalagmites
Hidden deep underground in Indonesian caves, the missing link in the demise of the last ice age has been uncovered in stalagmites, which have provided a 31,000 year-long record of Australasian monsoon activity.
Sudden climate change varies from country to country
Different countries may have recovered faster than others as the last Ice Age ended, new research shows.
Scientist tries to predict rise in ocean levels
Columbia climatologist Maureen Raymo is trying to predict the planet's future by looking to its past.
Scientists dig for fossils in LA a century later (Update)
Surrounded by a gooey graveyard of prehistoric beasts, a small crew diligently wades through a backlog of fossil finds from a century of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of Los Angeles.