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Earths History

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.

REVEALED: What Kept Early Earth From Freezing

Posted 01.03.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 01/03/2013 02:06 PM EST on SPACE.com Collisions among molecules in early Earth’s atmosphere may have prevented ou...

A New View of Earth: The Coevolution of Rocks and Life

Robert M. Hazen | Posted 08.19.2012 | Science
Robert M. Hazen

The seemingly lifeless science of rocks and minerals is inextricably linked to biology. Life is among the most powerful agents of geological change. We cannot understand our planet's history without a keen sense of the coevolution of the geosphere and the biosphere.