Plate tectonics: What set the Earth's plates in motion?
The mystery of what kick-started the motion of our earth's massive tectonic plates across its surface has been explained by researchers at the University of Sydney.
Pacific plate shrinking as it cools: Calculations challenge assumptions about rigid lithosphere
The tectonic plate that dominates the Pacific "Ring of Fire" is not as rigid as many scientists assume, according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Nevada.
World's tectonic plate movement mapped
A group of geophysicists is testing the hypothesis that the rate of "supercontinent assembly"—or tectonic plate movement—changes over time.
Scientists detect evidence of 'oceans worth' of water in Earth's mantle
Researchers have found evidence of a potential "ocean's worth" of water deep beneath the United States.