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Researchers have found that stalagmites can help determine if and when a region was struck by an earthquake.
Federal agencies are starting to embrace scenario planning, a tool developed by the military to plan for thermonuclear war
Dramatic changes may force park managers to choose which species will live, and which will die
Garbage isn't destined to swirl in the ocean forever; new models show it eventually washes up on shore.
A 3D-printed bot designed to move like amphibious fish suggests that the first land animals needed tails to climb slippery slopes
Mini fossil meteorites are providing new insights about how our ancient atmosphere evolved into its current state
Iron makes up the bulk of our planet's core. But now, researchers are getting closer to figuring out what else swirls at the center of the Earth
Plants and trees that once relied on a particular species of lemur to spread their seeds may also be headed for extinction.
As NASA dives into the data from astronaut twins, take a look back at the famous, and infamous, results we've seen from this popular research tool
The common element could have been driving the planet's dynamo for billions of years
Distinctive cut marks on a Siberian mammoth represent the first known evidence of human hunters this far north
Geoscientists have concluded that the Age of Humans officially began at the start of the nuclear age.
Data from the NASA probe are helping to build a solid case for a liquid ocean inside the tiny, distant world
Meet "the Ferrari of raptors," a lithe killing machine that could have taken down a young <em>T. rex</em>
More than just a famously never-ending number, pi has a knack for appearing in the mathematical formulas we use every day
A new breed of the hyper-accurate clocks could help scientists detect the elusive ripples in space-time faster and cheaper
From vacuum-sealed pudding to Blue Bell ice cream, astronauts have been taking the treat into orbit since the dawn of the space age
Can’t wait for the next episode of the podcast series? Take a look at these popular predecessors
From a fatal Apollo fire to the sinking of the <em>Titanic</em>, history has a few lessons following last week’s spaceflight disasters
Here is a list of famous writers, including J.K. Rowling, who couldn’t resist reconnecting with their creations.