Earth Has a 27.5-Million-Year 'Heartbeat', But We Have No Idea What Causes It
Earth Has a 27.5-Million-Year 'Heartbeat', But We Have No Idea What Causes It

  In the last 260 million years, dinosaurs came and went, Pangea split into the continents and islands we see today, and humans have quickly...

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Scientists Map Yellowstone’s Underground ‘Plumbing’
Scientists Map Yellowstone’s Underground ‘Plumbing’

  Hidden Channels Beneath Yellowstone Have Been Revealed For The First Time Researchers mapped the national park's hydrothermal 'plu...

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Tiny Magnetic Waves Have Been Discovered in Earth’s Core
Tiny Magnetic Waves Have Been Discovered in Earth’s Core

Diagram showing wave-like flow at the surface of Earth’s outer core and background magnetic field lines. Photo: Felix Gerick Fluctuations in...

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Traces of Life in the Earth's Deep Mantle
Traces of Life in the Earth's Deep Mantle

Kimberlites are complex rocks that came to the Earth's surface from great depths. The picture shows a thin section of a carbonate-​rich ...

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Geologists Have Closely Analyzed Two Bizarre 'Blobs' Detected Deep Inside Earth
Geologists Have Closely Analyzed Two Bizarre 'Blobs' Detected Deep Inside Earth

A 3D view of the blob in Earth’s mantle beneath Africa, shown by the red-yellow-orange colors. The cyan color represents the core-mantle bou...

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Emmonsite Crystal Spray
Emmonsite Crystal Spray

Emmonsite crystal spray from the Moctezuma Mine, Moctezuma, Municipio de Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Photo: Christian Rewitzer   Emmonsite wa...

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110-million-year-old Lizard Rhetinosaurus Found in Amber
110-million-year-old Lizard Rhetinosaurus Found in Amber

General view of Retinosaurus hkamtiensis: (a) photograph of the specimen  credit: Čerňanský et al   Paleontologists have found a new species...

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Cetineite Crystals
Cetineite Crystals

Collection and photograph: Christian Rewitzer   Cetineite A hexagonal-pyramidal mineral containing antimony, hydrogen, oxygen, potassium, so...

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A Slow-Motion Section Of San Andreas Fault May Not Be So Harmless After All
A Slow-Motion Section Of San Andreas Fault May Not Be So Harmless After All

 San Andreas fault in San Luis Obispo County. Photo: Ricardo DeAratanha   The San Andreas Fault is an 800-mile-long sliding tectonic boundar...

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