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New discovery could help scientists unearth more ancient microbial fossils and shed light on some big questions about early life on Earth.

Meredith Fore, Contributor

Ice-buried canyons may have been formed by repeated floods as the world went into an ice age more than 2 million years ago.

Tom Metcalfe, Contributor

A new study suggests a correlation between volcanic activity and heavy rainfall, but other volcanologists are skeptical.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

Researchers examined some of the oldest rocks in western Greenland to probe the beginnings of today’s continents.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

The water contains bacterialike shapes that researchers plan to test for DNA.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Some bubbles grow to be more than a quarter-mile across.

Meeri Kim, Contributor

Scientists now know much more about the underground cavities in the sand that nearly killed a boy in 2013.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

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Researchers in Antarctica turned up a large amount of a form of iron likely forged in nearby supernova explosions.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Understanding how seemingly solid rocks get squished could make mining and construction projects safer.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

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