Over the past half-million years, the equatorial Pacific Ocean has seen five spikes in the amount of iron-laden dust blown in from the continents. In theory, those bursts should have turbo-charged the growth of the ocean's ...
A 2017 theory proposed by Rice University physicists to explain the contradictory behavior of an iron-based high-temperature superconductor is helping solve a puzzle in a different type of unconventional superconductor, the ...
An unusual fossil find is giving scientists new ideas about how some of the earliest animals on Earth came to dominate the world's oceans.
Caltech researchers have made a discovery that they say could lead to the economically viable production of solar fuels in the next few years.
The discovery of Earth's youngest-ever banded iron formation is changing how scientists understand the evolution of complex life, according to a study by University of Alberta geologists.
How fast does evolution occur? In certain bacteria, it can occur almost instantaneously, a University at Buffalo molecular biologist has discovered.
High-performance electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by paying closer attention to their defects—and capitalizing on them, according to Rice University scientists.
For an aerial archaeologist 2018 has been a bumper year. The long, hot summer has revealed ancient landscapes not visible from ground level, but easily recognised in fields of growing crops from the air.