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Moving and shaking for 4.5 billion years

The physical processes that sculpt our Earth are dramatic — earthquakes, weather, volcanic eruptions, tectonic motions, climate change. Now, decades of research into the intricately intertwined system that links all oceans and freshwater, the atmosphere and our land is moving us forward toward a better understanding of our world. Here we watch it unfold.

Despite conservation efforts, close assessment of Pando reveals significant losses. 

James Gaines, Contributor

A network of smartphones can improve short-term weather forecasts.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

They probably evolved to make mushroom-eating insects lose their appetites.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Scientists find the signatures of war on the edge of space.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Much of the world's farmland is already at risk from palmer amaranth. The threat could spread further north as the climate warms.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Is pollution killing a flower’s scent?

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

What happens when a tornado spins in the opposite direction

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

The global demand for seaweed has never been higher, and American farmers are taking notice.

Annie Roth, Contributor

Scientists explain why some people ignore extreme weather warnings and some people listen.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

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