Earth news stories
None of the mainstream theories which attempt to account for these great extinctions are entirely satisfactory.
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons is calling for amateur astronomers to help a multinational space mission which could ultimately help save Earth.
How did life survive the most severe ice age? A McGill University-led research team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth.
Research which suggests that structures previously thought to be fossils may, in fact, be mineral deposits could save future Mars missions valuable time and resources.
A team of British scientists has arrived in the Antarctic to try to find the continent’s “missing meteorites”.
Humankind is now extinguishing animal and plant species so swiftly that evolution cannot keep up, according to new research.
A team of scientists from South Africa has discovered evidence partially supporting a hypothesis that Earth was struck by a meteorite or asteroid 12 800 years ago.
Data from ESA’s Cluster mission has provided a recording of the eerie “song” that Earth sings when it is hit by a solar storm.
It measured 10Km across. It hit at a speed of 20Km/second. Everything within one thousand kilometres would have been incinerated. This was the asteroid which impacted with Earth 66 million years ago.
A geologic change might have plunged lush landscapes into arid zones, killing off an array of creatures—and it might happen again one day.
Archaeologist Christopher Moore and 16 colleagues present further evidence of a cosmic impact based on research done at White Pond near Elgin, South Carolina.
The evidence is mounting that the cause of the Younger Dryas’ cooling climate came from outer space.
Most of an island off northern California will again belong to the Wiyot Tribe, which was decimated by settlers in 1860.