Earth news stories
Shooting small rocks from a high-speed cannon showed that some asteroids could have brought water to the early Earth — without all the water boiling away on impact, a new study finds.
Studies show that traditional uses of the landscape should be valued highly, and that Amazonian communities can support themselves without extensive deforestation.
As a once-illicit drug becomes folded into the mainstream, so does the language used to describe it.
Notably, some of the flint being used by the prehistoric Ligurians had its origins hundreds of kilometres away.
An asteroid estimated to be at least 150 feet in diameter made an alarmingly close pass to Earth on Sunday morning just hours after it was first observed by astronomers.
Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails—they all descended from a common ancestor.
The decision could provide more legal ammunition for those supporting recent tribal movements in support of Bears Ears or to stop the Dakota Access pipeline.
Matisoo-Smith and Knapp said there were well accepted and published protocols for the extraction and sequencing of ancient DNA, none of which appear to have been followed by these researchers.
Okay, if you’ve got some spare time, check out this amazing website called Stuff in Space. It’s a simulation of every satellite (alive or dead), space station, and large piece of space junk orbiting the Earth right now.
A protein found in birds’ eyes that’s linked to circadian rhythms called cryptochrome lets birds see the earth’s magnetic field as another layer of their vision, an ability called magnetoreception.
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University are looking for participants for a study involving those who believe they encountered “autonomous beings or entities” after consuming DMT.
The enormous crack appeared on March 19 and measures more than 50 feet (15 meters) wide and several miles along. Moreover, it’s growing longer.
The out-of-control spaceship will re-enter the atmosphere sometime between Saturday night and Sunday evening UK time.
Green groups join traditional owners to oppose plan which they say would also wipe out pockets of threatened plants.
New chronological data for the Middle Pleistocene glacial cycles push back the first glaciation and early human appearance in central Germany by about 100,000 years.