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A new earthquake struck Nepal on May 12. Its tremors were centered on a new region.
Biologists had suspected the deep seafloor would be little more than barren sediment. But they found a surprising amount of oxygen — and life.
Plate tectonics is the process whereby Earth continually rebuilds itself — and causes destructive events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
New analyses of insects and mammals trapped in the La Brea Tar Pits point to climate surprises during the last ice age.
Here’s an overview of what they are, where they form and the many ways they pose dangers.
Natural sculptures of sandstone withstand strong winds and rains. The reason, a new study concludes: Gravity holds the sand grains together.
Here’s a scary cost to pumping up groundwater to slake the thirst of crops in California’s Central Valley: It may uplift nearby mountains and trigger tiny earthquakes, experts find.
Jacob Nichols wondered if he could use calculus to find the volume of the icicles building up outside his house. His study earned him a spot at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
North America’s biggest earthquake struck 50 years ago. Here’s what science has learned about Earth since the 1964 Great Alaskan Earthquake.
A new study sparks debate about how much rubble on a mountainside has been blasted loose by powerful bolts from the sky.
Ice sheets and glaciers give scientists clues about climate change.
There are many, although they tend to be buried under rivers of ice.