Earth news stories
Welcome to the Extinction Rebellion, the escalating but methodically polite campaign of disruption that has turned several of central London’s best-known locations into a giant game of territorial to-and-fro.
Researchers calculate that an asteroid from beyond our solar system burned up in the atmosphere in 2014.
A bright meteor was caught in many dashcam videos – in broad daylight – on April 6, 2019, over the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk. See a video compilation here.
While two of these space rocks are not coming back any time soon, the other two hit their closest approach to Earth for a long while to come.
Europe’s next asteroid mission, which could launch in 2023, will rely on the same kind of navigation technology as self-driving cars.
A “frustrated” Carly Barton, 32, says she has resorted to growing and illegally buying the drug she had legally been prescribed.
Researchers affiliated with the Lost Crops Network are using advances in genetics to understand how Native Americans domesticated and cultivated now-extinct ancient crops.
A fossil site has captured the moments just after the asteroid thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs collided with Earth, palaeontologists have claimed.
From Australia to the Andes, indigenous peoples understand that trees sustain us and are part of our human world.
The asteroid is estimated to be twice as big as the Pyramid of Khufu in Giza and will return for another visit 16 years from now.
The ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field is well documented among many animals, but researchers have struggled to show that humans are also capable of the feat. Until now.
Because of Anjouan’s fiery origins, the entire island should be uniformly composed of volcanic basalt: a dark-coloured, lava-derived rock.
A huge fireball exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere in December, according to Nasa. It went largely unnoticed until now because it blew up over the Bering Sea, off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.
More evidence of a cosmic impact, this time from south of the equator, that likely caused climate change and megafaunal extinctions.