Researchers explain mystery of India's rapid move toward Eurasia 80 million years ago
In the history of continental drift, India has been a mysterious record-holder.
Climate engineering may save coral reefs, research shows
Geoengineering of the climate may be the only way to save coral reefs from mass bleaching, according to new research.
SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said.
Planktonic world: First scientific results from the Tara Oceans expedition
When you mention rich ecosystems that are vital for life on Earth, people tend to think of rainforests, but ocean plankton are actually just as crucial. The microscopic beings that drift on the upper layer ...
New insights into global ocean microbe-virus interactions, drivers of Earth's ecosystems
Hidden among Earth's vast oceans are some of the tiniest and most vital organisms to the health of delicate ecosystems. Ocean microbes produce half of the oxygen we breathe, and are important drivers in chemical ...
Pacific quest: Solar pilot prepares for toughest leg
Strapped into a seat in a tiny one-man cabin, Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg will have to endure extraordinary conditions as he flies over the Pacific Ocean for five days and nights, powered only by the sun.
Climate change altering frequency, intensity of hurricanes
Climate change may be the driving force behind fewer, yet more powerful hurricanes and tropical storms, says a Florida State geography professor.
New Japan volcano island 'natural lab' for life
A brand new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonise barren land—helped by rotting bird poo and hatchling vomit.
Did ocean acidification cause marine mollusc extinction?
New research, led by the University of Southampton, has questioned the role played by ocean acidification, produced by the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, in the extinction of ammonites and other ...
Solving corrosive ocean mystery reveals future climate
Around 55 million years ago, an abrupt global warming event triggered a highly corrosive deep-water current through the North Atlantic Ocean. The current's origin puzzled scientists for a decade, but an international ...
Unmanned supply ship burns up on re-entry: Russian space agency
An unmanned Russian supply ship disintegrated as it plummeted to Earth on Friday after suffering a communications failure on its way to the International Space Station, in a fiery end to a mission to deliver ...
Researchers measure giant "internal waves" that help regulate climate
Once a day, a wave as tall as the Empire State Building and as much as a hundred miles wide forms in the waters between Taiwan and the Philippines and rolls across the South China Sea – but on the surface, ...
Geochemical process on Saturn's moon linked to life's origin
New work from a team including Carnegie's Christopher Glein has revealed the pH of water spewing from a geyser-like plume on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Their findings are an important step toward determining ...
Explosive volcanoes fueled by water, researchers find
University of Oregon geologists have tapped water in surface rocks to show how magma forms deep underground and produces explosive volcanoes in the Cascade Range.