Geology

Researchers and Aboriginal people are working to protect 3.5-billion-year-old stromatolite fossils in western Australia.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Understanding how magnetic fields change is crucial for protecting communications networks and power grids.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
New discovery of ancient phosphorus-bearing minerals challenges assumptions about the way early life evolved.
Nikk Ogasa, Contributor
Sensing earthquakes with telecommunications cables could lead to better warnings.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Ancient sediments reveal that shortly after emerging from the sea, microbial life may have adapted to survive in acidic lakes.
Nikk Ogasa, Contributor
Scientists recently uncovered the ancient dens of 2-meter-long worms.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Rock core samples may carry marks made by cosmic rays up to billions of years old.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
A quarter century of shoreline measurements show that the supermoon’s gravitational force drives more erosion.
Tess Joosse, Contributor
Researchers in Finland used environmental data to study potentially destructive ice-induced shaking.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Research suggests crystals form in cooling magma at an astonishingly rapid rate.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
New findings suggest the famous geyser went dormant during a period of severe droughts -- a condition that could recur in a warming world.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
New research on diamonds found deep in the Earth's crust suggests that the planet's carbon cycle reaches far underground.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor