New study examines rare sedimentary rocks atop some of the planet's oldest large land masses.
Analysis of fish ear bones reveals how bioluminescent lanternfish became so abundant.
A new model, based on "sea glass" from ocean ridges, may help scientists more easily answer a question they have long struggled with.
Researchers and Aboriginal people are working to protect 3.5-billion-year-old stromatolite fossils in western Australia.
Understanding how magnetic fields change is crucial for protecting communications networks and power grids.
New discovery of ancient phosphorus-bearing minerals challenges assumptions about the way early life evolved.
Sensing earthquakes with telecommunications cables could lead to better warnings.
Ancient sediments reveal that shortly after emerging from the sea, microbial life may have adapted to survive in acidic lakes.
Scientists recently uncovered the ancient dens of 2-meter-long worms.