Earth news stories
Reporters are given rare access to a once-in-a-generation meeting of indigenous groups trying to save the Amazon.
Scientists studying so-called ‘flammable ice’ in the Sea of Japan have made a startling discovery—the existence of life within microscopic bubbles.
Six date seeds as old as the Dead Sea Scrolls are now flourishing as trees on a kibbutz. Their names are Adam, Jonah, Uriel, Boaz, Judith, and Hannah, and their ages are—well, actually, this one’s a bit complicated.
After decades of poking around in the math behind the glue holding the innards of all matter together, physicists have found a strange hypothetical particle, one that has never appeared in any experiment. Called a sexaquark, the oddball is made up of a funky arrangement of six quarks of various flavors.
Sixty-six million years ago, in the emerged lands of Laurasia—now the northern hemisphere—a primitive land tortoise, measuring about 60 cm, managed to survive the event that killed the dinosaurs.
The smoldering crater left by the apocalyptic space rock became a nice home for blue-green algae within years of the impact.
A group of archaeologists will carry out a survey of a former Ice Age landscape in Jersey to understand more about its history. The team of experts hopes the survey will help them explore how Neanderthal people and other early humans used the landscape and how it matches up with discoveries made on land.
When mysterious glowing stripes of green lit up Finnish skies in 2018, it didn’t go unnoticed by avid aurora chasers. The pattern of light was unfamiliar and strangely perfect, reaching out toward the horizon like a set of celestial sand dunes.
Saint-Louis, the old colonial capital of Senegal, faces a flooding threat that has already seen entire villages lost to the Atlantic
Herculaneum was just one of several towns smothered by ash and savaged by superheated volcanic avalanches. But three centuries later, experts are still unsure as to what precisely killed the victims of this once bustling metropolis.
Our best model of particle physics is bursting at the seams as it struggles to contain all the weirdness in the universe. Now, it seems more likely than ever that it might pop, thanks to a series of strange events in Antarctica. .
Our new study puts a precise age on the cataclysmic impact – showing Yarrabubba is the oldest known crater and dating it at the right time to trigger the end of an ancient glacial period and the warming of the entire planet.
An ambitious mission to drill into the Antarctic ice sheet to extract some of the oldest ice on the planet will provide vital clues about a mysterious shift in the behaviour of our planet’s climate.
Protecting the ecosystems we share starts with acknowledging that humans aren’t the only species with pathways and landmarks.