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How the Bungle Bungles got their stripes

Their distinctive stripes made Purnululu world famous and have helped the striking sandstone formations survive for generations. The story of the Bungle Bungles begins about...

Earth’s Mantle, Not Its Core, May Have Generated Planet’s Early Magnetic...

New research lends credence to an unorthodox retelling of the story of early Earth first proposed by a geophysicist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography...

Building blocks for life on Earth arrived much later than we...

Ancient rocks from Greenland have shown that the elements necessary for the evolution of life did not come to Earth until very late in...

‘Fossil earthquakes’ offer new insight into seismic activity deep below Earth’s...

A major international study has shed new light on the mechanisms through which earthquakes are triggered up to 40km beneath the earth's surface. While such...

What other planets can teach us about Earth

Sometimes, you need to leave home to understand it. For Stanford planetary geologist Mathieu Lapôtre, "home" encompasses the entire Earth. "We don't only look at...

Geologists determine early Earth was a ‘water world’ by studying exposed...

The Earth of 3.2 billion years ago was a "water world" of submerged continents, geologists say after analyzing oxygen isotope data from ancient ocean...

Earth formed much faster than previously thought

The precursor of our planet, the proto-Earth, formed within a time span of approximately five million years, shows a new study from the Centre...

International team starts on drilling expedition

The Earth's Cenozoic Era began 66 million years ago with a bang—and with the last mass extinction event on Earth until now. The meteorite...

Scientists Find Iron ‘Snow’ in Earth’s Core

The Earth's inner core is hot, under immense pressure and snow-capped, according to new research that could help scientists better understand forces that affect...

New insights into the formation of Earth’s crust

New research from Mauricio Ibanez-Mejia, an assistant professor of Earth and environmental sciences at the University of Rochester, gives scientists better insight into the...

Study explores the density of the tectonic plates and why they...

A fast collision rate between tectonic plates and a young age (millions of years) are two factors that favour the sinking of the lithosphere...

New Earth mission will track rising oceans into 2030

Earth's climate is changing, and the study of oceans is vital to understanding the effects of those changes on our future. For the first...

Telescopes and satellites combine to map entire planet’s ground movement

Curtin University research has revealed how pairing satellite images with an existing global network of radio telescopes can be used to paint a previously...

How sulfur helped make Earth habitable before the rise of oxygen

Mapping the bonds and vibrational modes of molecules containing sulfur isotopes is helping to shed light on the chemical reactions that took place in...

A new study shows the evolution and changes of the vegetation...

"Mauritia flexuosa" is the most widespread plant in the Orinoco Delta, in north-western Venezuela. This has not always been the case in the past....

A new study determines the influence of the topography over ...

The emplacement of small-volume (<0,1km3) pyroclastic flows is strongly controlled by topography, according to a new study made by researchers of the Institute of...

New study suggests gigantic masses in Earth’s mantle untouched for more...

Ancient, distinct, continent-sized regions of rocks, isolated since before the collision that created the Moon 4.5 billion years ago, exist hundreds of miles below...

Geochemists measure new composition of Earth’s mantle

What is the chemical composition of the Earth's interior? Because it is impossible to drill more than about ten kilometres deep into the Earth,...

Why is Earth so biologically diverse? Mountains hold the answer

What determines global patterns of biodiversity has been a puzzle for scientists since the days of von Humboldt, Darwin, and Wallace. Yet, despite two...

Earth’s fingerprint hints at finding habitable planets beyond the solar system

Two McGill University astronomers have assembled a "fingerprint" for Earth, which could be used to identify a planet beyond our Solar System capable of...

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