Earth news stories
Far from just being the product of our parents, widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today’s mammals, and been an important driver of evolution.
The Hera spacecraft mission, proposed by the European Space Agency, is heading to a binary asteroid to support NASA’s planetary defense plan against potential asteroid collision.
The small asteroid exploded in the air; fragments may have reached Earth. Plus … why are so many large meteors seen over Russia?
The U.S. launches a new effort to better catalog Earth killers. But the big question is what to do if we find one headed our way.
It looks like a normal tree, but in spring the plant reveals a patchwork of blossoms, which turn into an array of plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries and almonds during the summer months.
An annual conference on consciousness in the Arizona desert takes an anything-goes approach to some seriously wacky theories.
The latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.
Geochemical analyses of ancient turquoise artifacts refute long-held claims that it was imported to Mexico from US.
Tribal leaders fear a border wall as envisioned by Trump will sever access to the Rio Grande river’s water, spoiling religious traditions and ruining ancient culture for the tribes.
The trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years and some as wide as a bus is long, may have fallen victim to climate change, the team speculated.
Growth spurts of kelp are fueled by a diet of dissolved nitrogen. One of the main forms of nitrogen is nitrate, and although nitrate is scarce in the summer and fall, giant kelp continues to grow.
The Cannabis Act will now go back to the House of Commons, which passed the bill in November 2017 but needs to sign off on changes made by the Senate.
This may not seem like a huge deal, but in situations where a decade or two of discrepancy counts, radiocarbon dating could be misrepresenting important details.
Fossil footprints for animal appendages in the Ediacaran Period (about 635-541 million years ago) have been discovered in China. This is considered the earliest animal fossil footprint record.