We’ve been looking for life on Earth-like planets. Will Europa teach us better?
A new model—“The Big Splat”—explains the strange asymmetry of the moon.
Is there a biochemical reason that extreme weather makes us happy?
In sprawling Florida, one group of geologists is never short on business.
Three years of darkness and cold spawned crime, poverty, and a literary masterpiece.
How a star explosion may have shaped life on Earth.
The quest to uncover the thousands of unknown mineral species.
We are ignoring the gains that balance the losses.
North America’s modern rivers came from an extensive system larger than today’s Amazon.
How science can help us prepare for hurricanes, and rebuild after them.
The Gaia hypothesis implies that once alien life takes hold, it will flourish.
A day in the war between the city and its mountains.
A journey to the underwater volcanoes where life may have erupted.
In the Australian outback, the future of drought has come early.
The nation's political center is also home to a rich geological history, found in both natural rock outcrops and the diverse suite of evocative building stones and monuments.
A radical reconfiguration of the long-standing dinosaur family tree challenges an orthodoxy built on roughly a century and a half of research.