Time lapse of Mexico volcano eruption "Video" Time lapse of Mexico volcano eruption "Video"

Dramatic time lapse video captured by local media showed the moment when Mexico's Colima volc...

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Geologists solve mystery of Tibetan mountains Geologists solve mystery of Tibetan mountains

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, University of Kansas geologists have unraveled one o...

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A 3-D view of the Greenland Ice Sheet opens window on ice history A 3-D view of the Greenland Ice Sheet opens window on ice history

This is a cross-section of the age of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Layers determined to be from the H...

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Fossils survive volcanic eruption to tell us about the origin of the Canary Islands Fossils survive volcanic eruption to tell us about the origin of the Canary Islands

El Hierro, the westernmost of the Canary Islands. Photograph: Eckhard Pecher The most recent er...

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New research re-creates planet formation, super-Earths and giant planets in the laboratory New research re-creates planet formation, super-Earths and giant planets in the laboratory

New laser-driven shock compression experiments on stishovite, a high-density form of silica, prov...

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Early human ancestors used their hands like modern humans Early human ancestors used their hands like modern humans

Top row: First metacarpals of the thumb in (from left to right) a chimpanzee, fossil hominins Aus...

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Doubt cast on global firestorm generated by dino-killing asteroid Doubt cast on global firestorm generated by dino-killing asteroid

Pioneering new research has debunked the theory that the asteroid that is thought to have led to ...

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 Going with the flow Going with the flow

Sites where flow frequency and channel capacity effects reinforce and offset one another are indi...

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Two lakes beneath the ice in Greenland, gone within weeks Two lakes beneath the ice in Greenland, gone within weeks

In April 2014, researchers flew over a site in southwest Greenland to find that a sub-glacial lak...

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