Geological samples from Christmas Island have been analysed by a West Australian scientist, giving valuable insight into its unique volcanic history.
Living alongside active volcanoes in places like Japan, the Philippines and especially Indonesia can be uncomfortable.
Mercury has long been a mystery to scientists. Until recently, knowledge of the planet was limited to the grey, patchy landscape revealed by the Mariner 10 probe, NASA's first mission to Mercury in the mid-1970s.
Climate change has not been strongly influenced by variations in heat from the sun, a new scientific study shows.
The Earth seems to have been smoking a lot recently. Volcanoes are currently erupting in Iceland, Hawaii, Indonesia and Mexico. Others, in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea, erupted recently but seem to have calmed down. ...
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.
(Phys.org)—There is evidence that some microbial life had migrated from the Earth's oceans to land by 2.75 billion years ago, though many scientists believe such land-based life was limited because the ozone layer that ...
Images gathered by University of Oregon scientists using seismic waves penetrating to a depth of 300 kilometers (almost 200 miles) report the discovery of an anomaly that likely is the volcanic mantle plume of the Galapagos ...
The European Space Agency (ESA) recently captured stunning images of the earthquake that occurred in California's Napa Valley region on August 24, 2014. The earthquake was the largest to rattle northern California in 25 years.
Iceland lowered its alert over the nation's largest volcanic system to orange on Sunday after keeping it for one day at the maximum level amid fears of an imminent eruption.