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Earth History

The Continents Emerged Way Earlier Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.02.2015 | Science

The Earth's thick continental crust -- the rocky stuff that makes up the land masses on which we live -- may have risen from the oceans much earlier i...

New Study Yields Surprising New Picture Of Earth In Its Infancy

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.17.2014 | Science

What was Earth like in its infancy? Scientists have long believed that it was a brutally hot and hellish place, covered in molten rock and pelted by a...

New 'Model' May Explain How Continents Grow

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

Continents grow like onions, with rings of younger rocks added layer by layer to the perimeter of an ancient landmass. But even though scientists kno...

WATCH: Earth's Crust Used To Be VERY Different

| Sid Perkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Today, Earth’s crust is made of tectonic plates that jostle across its surface and are sometimes, via collisions, gradually shoved back into the dep...

What Ancient Rocks Reveal About Life On Earth, Other Planets

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 09.26.2013 | Science

Oxygen may have filled Earth's atmosphere hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, suggesting that sunlight-dependent life aki...

Celebrating Animals

Michael Largo | Posted 07.01.2013 | Books
Michael Largo

We try to imagine how animals see the world, but even our pets are mysterious to us. However, understanding the way their eyes work, or their sense of smell, for example, it helps us to appreciate them even more and adds a measure of empathy, if nothing else.

WATCH: Life On Earth's Five Billion Years Stuffed Into Two Minutes

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

When the amazing 4.5-billion-year history of life on Earth is compressed into two minutes and 20 seconds, it quickly becomes apparent that humans are ...