Scientists uncover relationship between lavas erupting on sea floor and deep-carbon cycle
Scientists from the Smithsonian and the University of Rhode Island have found unsuspected linkages between the oxidation state of iron in volcanic rocks and variations in the chemistry of the deep Earth. ...
Scientists find ancient fossils in Panama
U.S. and Panamanian paleontologists have discovered fossils of several species that lived in Panama more than 20 million years ago.
Iron in primeval seas rusted by bacteria
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the University of Tübingen have been able to show for the first time how microorganisms contributed to the formation of the world's biggest iron ore deposits. The biggest known ...
Study opens possibility of more dynamic biological oxygen cycle on early Earth than previously supposed
A research team of biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside has provided a new view on the relationship between the earliest accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere, arguably the most important ...
Ancient Earth crust stored in deep mantle
Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from ...
Meteorite crashes through roof of a house in Connecticut
A rock that crashed through a house in Connecticut last weekend has been confirmed to be a meteorite.
New research suggests Yangtze River is at least 23 million years old
Asteroid tracking sensor passes key test
An infrared sensor that could improve NASA's future detecting and tracking of asteroids and comets has passed a critical design test.
Archaeologists shine new light on Easter Island statue
A team of archaeologists from the University of Southampton have used the latest in digital imaging technology to record and analyse carvings on the Easter Island statue Hoa Hakananai'a.
Tell-tale evidence of bouncing boulders on Mars
What are the types of things that happen on Mars when we're not looking? Some things we'll never know, but scientists with the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have seen evidence of bouncing ...
Larvae study reveals secrets of rock lobster development
Researchers have made some significant breakthroughs in understanding the early growth and survival of Australia's most valuable single-species fishery, the western rock lobster.
Senator says NASA to lasso asteroid, bring it closer (Update)
NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top U.S. senator disclosed Friday.
New study reconciles carbon record disparities on land and on sea
(Phys.org) —It's a pressing question: How will the Earth's climate respond to future increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2)? Throughout geologic history, evidence of rapid, large-scale increases ...
Miners shoot for the stars in tech race
A self-sustaining mechanised colony that mines and exports resources from the Moon could be a reality within a generation, helping to meet demand for materials key to innovation on Earth.