Earth news stories
“Everyone was just so warm and friendly,” Downey said of Tahlequah residents. “It was really heartwarming, I’ve got to say; beautiful people down there.”
From next steps in the commercial space revolution to a rocket-powered supercar, there’s much to look forward to in 2018.
All the data gathered will be made available for free for the public and industry including archaeologists, urban planners and even game developers.
We know that plants can learn, and make decisions, and we now have a new level of insight into the decision-making process plants go through when put under pressure.
A baffling discovery inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid was among the scientific discoveries and unsolved mysteries that left us scratching our heads this year.
It was a year of endings and beginnings: the plucky Cassini spacecraft’s 13-year-long mission reached its finale, while the fledgling field of gravitational wave astronomy bagged the catastrophic collision of two dead stars.
This is a good opportunity to imagine what such a day might look like if we had evolved on another planet where the sun would take a different dance across the sky.
Researchers from the United States and China are now studying the core — nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall — to assemble one of the longest-ever records of Earth’s climate history.
“The damage we are inflicting on species and ecosystems is so extensive and profound that scientists now believe we are witnessing Earth’s sixth mass extinction event – the last one marked the end of the dinosaurs,” Attenborough said.
There’s an increasingly confident group of researchers that think life emerged in space, and evidence published in the Journal of Chemical Physics on Tuesday provides support for their daring hypothesis.
Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland’s Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world instead: ejecta from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact.