Journey to the Center of Earth
How volcanologists brave lung-singeing fumes to monitor eruptions with cutting-edge sensors
The Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program has stitched together a visual archive of the world’s earthquakes and volcanoes
Researchers have found that stalagmites can help determine if and when a region was struck by an earthquake.
Oklahoma's recent string of earthquakes are something new for the state
Sea levels are dropping, earthquakes and volcanoes are waking up, and even the earth's axis is moving—all because of melting ice
Marie Tharp's maps helped prove continental drift was real. But her work was initially dismissed as "girl talk"
James Hutton was a leading light of his time, but is rarely talked about today
Researchers believe they've found the world's oldest ocean crust
A new model of the impact that created the moon might upend theories about earth, too
See geology "in action"—or at least as action-packed as rocks can be—at these five spots
The Cretaceous forecast: Tsunamis, a deadly heat pulse, and massive cooling.
An "earthquake machine" in the lab is helping scientists understand what goes on just before a quake
From a childhood spent discovering fossils to tangling over questions of ancient life and death, this scientist constantly pushes the boundaries.
Missions to study the other planetary bodies in our solar system could help solve the mystery of how our own came to be.
Microbes living on glaciers collectively cover an area the size of New Hampshire—and they could have a big influence on global climate
New models suggest that earth's plates could grind to a halt in about five billion years.