How Earth's devastating super-volcanoes might erupt
Devastating supervolcanoes can erupt simply due to changes that happen in their giant magma chambers as they slowly cool, according to a new study. This finding marks the first time researchers have been ...
Mine landslide triggered quakes
Last year's gigantic landslide at a Utah copper mine probably was the biggest nonvolcanic slide in North America's modern history, and included two rock avalanches that happened 90 minutes apart and surprisingly ...
Study of Idaho canyons suggests they were the result of massive flooding not erosion
Rock weathering may have led to 'Snowball Earth'
Clay-like minerals found on icy crust of moon Europa
(Phys.org) —A new analysis of data from NASA's Galileo mission has revealed clay-type minerals at the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa that appear to have been delivered by a spectacular collision with ...
Moons of Jupiter and Saturn could have been seeded with life
Life on Earth or Mars could have been brought to the moons of Jupiter or Saturn on rocks blasted off those planets, researchers say.
Scientists probe abandoned mine for clues about permanent CO2 sequestration
An abandoned mineral mine near Stanford University is providing geoscientists new insights on how to permanently entomb greenhouse gas emissions in the Earth.
Secrets of the legless, leaping land fish (w/ Video)
One of the world's strangest animals – a legless, leaping fish that lives on land - uses camouflage to avoid attacks by predators such as birds, lizards and crabs, new research shows.
Acid raid, ozone depletion contributed to ancient extinction
Rain as acidic as undiluted lemon juice may have played a part in killing off plants and organisms around the world during the most severe mass extinction in Earth's history.
Pilbara home to 3.5 billion-year-old bacterial ecosystems
(Phys.org) —Evidence of complex microbial ecosystems dating back almost 3.5 billion years has been found in Western Australia's Pilbara region by an international team including UWA Research Assistant Professor ...
Meteorite study suggests Mars' ancient atmosphere may be locked in its rocky terrain
Russia pulls huge 'Chelyabinsk meteor chunk' from lake (Update 2)
Russian divers Wednesday pulled from a murky lake in the Urals a half-tonne suspected meteorite said to have been part of a meteor whose ground-shaking shockwave hurt 1,200 people in February.
How ants investigate the housing market when searching for their ideal home
An immediate and chronic concern for many of us is how the housing market influences the whole economy: surprisingly ants also have issues over the value of new homes, researchers from the University of Bristol ...
'Jake_M': Unusual Mars rock described
The first rock that scientists analyzed on Mars with a pair of chemical instruments aboard the Curiosity rover turned out to be a doozy – a pyramid-shaped volcanic rock called a "mugearite" that is unlike ...