An icy space rock flattened an ancient city and everyone in it, perhaps inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom
Whenever the climate cooled, our hominin ancestors would set up shop in the Arabian Peninsula and vanish again when the planet warmed up.
Scientists look to erupted sea glass — lava that erupted in the ocean and was instantly chilled by the surrounding water — to take Earth's temperature.
Scientists discover surviving viruses in 15,000-year-old glacier ice on the Tibetan Plateau in China.
The eastern inner core located beneath Indonesia's Banda Sea is growing faster than the western side beneath Brazil.
Strange underwater icicles form in the Earth's coldest regions and freeze living organisms in place.
Trees store carbon dioxide, have a cooling effect in cities, and reduce flood risks.
A new study mapped areas of the U.S. that are most likely to suffer natural disasters.
The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis argues that a comet strike caused major changes to climate and human cultures on Earth about 13,000 years ago.
The Taupo volcano was responsible for one of the most violent eruptions on record.
Geologists discover a rhythm to major geologic events.
As droughts threaten water supplies across the planet, some municipalities aim to utilize an untapped resource: sewage water.
We have pipelines for oil and natural gas. Why not water?
A new study calls the technique "location spoofing."
Seawater is raising salt levels in coastal woodlands along the entire Atlantic Coastal Plain, from Maine to Florida.