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Unusual microbes hold clues to early life

A new study has revealed how a group of deep-sea microbes provides clues to the evolution of life on Earth, according to a recent...

Researchers help define Southern Ocean’s geological features

New data collected by University of Wyoming researchers and others point to a newly defined mantle domain in a remote part of the Southern...

Researchers unearth an ice age in the African desert

A field trip to Namibia to study volcanic rocks led to an unexpected discovery by West Virginia University geologists Graham Andrews and Sarah Brown. While...

Fault lines are no barrier to safe storage of CO2 below...

Carbon dioxide emissions can be captured and securely stored in underground rocks, even if geological faults are present, research has confirmed. There is minimal possibility...

Geoscientists reconstruct ‘eye-opening’ 900-year Northeastern U.S. climate record

Deploying a new technique for the first time in the region, geoscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have reconstructed the longest and highest-resolution...

Surviving one of Earth’s most extreme environments

Even in Earth's most inhospitable environments, life has taken hold. Extremophiles are the organisms most well-known for withstanding extreme temperatures, pHs, salinity, and even nutrient-starvation....

Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years

Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Climate, life and the movement of continents: New connections

A new study by The University of Texas at Austin has demonstrated a possible link between life on Earth and the movement of continents....

Climate change likely caused migration, demise of ancient Indus Valley civilization

More than 4,000 years ago, the Harappa culture thrived in the Indus River Valley of what is now modern Pakistan and northwestern India, where...

Scientists propose that vibrios have significant roles in marine organic carbon...

The genus Vibrio is one of the best model marine heterotrophic bacterial groups, and many Vibrio species grow very quickly with short generation times....

Unprecedented ice loss in Russian ice cap

In the last few years, the Vavilov Ice Cap in the Russian High Arctic has dramatically accelerated, sliding as much as 82 feet a...

Faster way to make mineral to remove carbon dioxide from atmosphere

Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale,...

Iron-silica particles unlock part of the mystery of Earth’s oxygenation

The oxygenation of Earth's atmosphere was thanks, in part, to iron and silica particles in ancient seawater, according to a new study by geomicrobiologists...

Chemical footprint in present-day atmosphere mimics that observed in ancient rock

Early Earth was a hot, gaseous, dusty and dynamic planet with an atmosphere and an ocean. Then its surface cooled and stabilized enough for...

Platinum is key in ancient volcanic related climate change

Supervolcanoes are one of Mother Nature's deadliest phenomena, and when they erupt, they can change the climate of the entire planet. To get a glimpse...

Icy Greenland’s heated geologic past

By mapping the heat escaping from below the Greenland Ice Sheet, a NASA scientist has sharpened our understanding of the dynamics that dominate and...

Oxygen levels on early Earth rose, fell several times before great...

Earth's oxygen levels rose and fell more than once hundreds of millions of years before the planetwide success of the Great Oxidation Event about...

Minerology on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate

The climate throughout Mars' early history has long been debated -- was the Red Planet warm and wet, or cold and icy? New research...

Land rising above the sea 2.4 billion years ago changed planet...

Chemical signatures in shale, the Earth's most common sedimentary rock, point to a rapid rise of land above the ocean 2.4 billion years ago...

Scientists find new evidences of the megaflood that ended the Messinian...

A study conducted by an international team of scientists has found new evidence supporting the hypothesis of a mega-flood occurring during the Zanclean period,...

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