New, tighter timeline confirms ancient volcanism aligned with dinosaurs' extinction New, tighter timeline confirms ancient volcanism aligned with dinosaurs' extinction

A definitive geological timeline from Princeton University researchers shows that a series of mas...

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550-million-year-old fossils provide new clues about fossil formation 550-million-year-old fossils provide new clues about fossil formation

Conotubus. Three-dimensionally pyritized tube-worm like fossils, Conotubus, from the 550 million ...

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Origin of long-standing space mystery revealed Origin of long-standing space mystery revealed

The night side of the terrestrial magnetosphere forms a structured magnetotail, consisting of a p...

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Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, erupts  "Video" Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, erupts "Video"

Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, erupts sending columns of lava and ash high into th...

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Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs may have nearly knocked off mammals, too Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs may have nearly knocked off mammals, too

This image shows a cast of the fossil remnants of Asiatherium reshetovi,one of the metatherian sp...

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Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters discovered deep underground at locations around the world Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters discovered deep underground at locations around the world

Energy-rich waters discharge kilometers below the surface in a South African mine. Credit: G. Bor...

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Study hints that ancient Earth made its own water—Geologically Study hints that ancient Earth made its own water—Geologically

This plate tectonics diagram from the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center shows how mantle cir...

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Short-necked Triassic marine reptile discovered in China Short-necked Triassic marine reptile discovered in China

This is the holotype of Eohupehsuchus brevicollis, WGSC V26003. Credit: Motani et al.; CC-BY A ...

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Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Iowa State researchers use cross-polarized lenses to examine thin, horizontal sections of ice fro...

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