Latest Nature Geoscience Stories
Geologists studying the Jan 12 Haiti earthquake say the risk of destructive tsunamis is higher than expected in places such as Kingston, Istanbul, and Los Angeles.
A better way to pinpoint where volcanic eruptions are likely to occur has been produced by an international team of geophysicists.
According to a study published on Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience, the solar system could be close to two million years older than previously thought.
A new study has found that a mixing of two different types of magma is the key to the historic eruptions of Mount Hood, Oregonâ€™s tallest mountain, and that eruptions often happen in a relatively short time â€“ weeks or months â€“ after this mixing occurs.
Newly detected rising sea levels in parts of the Indian Ocean, including the coastlines of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Java, appear to be at least partly a result of human-induced increases of atmospheric greenhouse gases.
Earth could be as much as 70 million years younger than scientists originally believed, according to a new study which claims that it could have taken the planet 100 million years to reach its current size instead of the widely believed 30 million years.
The Moonâ€™s geological past could be better understood by a mineral that Japanese astronomers report they have found.
Study of how canyon formed offers insight into ancient flood events on Earth and Mars.
A robotic yellow submarine that has been launched deep beneath the Pine Island Glacier has helped to solve a mystery about one of Antarcticaâ€™s fastest-melting glaciers, adding to unease about how climate change may lead to higher world sea levels.
The "mineral-breathing" bacteria found in many oxygen-free environments may be "carbon-breathing" as well.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.