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Famous Red Cliffs Show Signs Of Dinosaur-Era Earthquakes

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Science

Long ago, when the Earth had only one continent and one ocean, an earthquake rippled through western North America's great sand sea. The early Jurassi...

Lakeside Petroglyphs May Be Continent's Oldest Rock Art

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

On the west side of Nevada's dried-up Winnemucca Lake, there are several limestone boulders with deep, ancient carvings; some resemble trees and leave...

Kaua'i Adventures For Your Heart & Soul

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

Have you ever visited Kaua'i? Chances are, if you did you saw terrific beaches, not to mention great hotels, world-class golfing and sweet local restaurants. Of course, if you go to Kaua'i for spiritual travel, there's a lot more to see and do than have a Mai Tai and take a Jeep tour.

7 Myths About Paleontology

Amy Atwater | Posted 09.17.2013 | Science
Amy Atwater

I am a 21 year-old paleontologist. I live and and work in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. While what I just said may seem perfectly clear to me, I get a lot of questions about what I do. People think I run around with a bullwhip. People assume I spend my day dreaming about riding dinosaurs.

SOLVED: 14,000-Year-Old Ocean Mystery

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science

It's long been known that after the last Ice Age, the northern reaches of the Pacific Ocean erupted with life, but scientists were at a loss to explai...

Farmer Unearths Ancient Meteorite

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science

Farmers expect to reap what they sow. So it was quite a surprise when Bruce Lilienthal found a meteorite half-buried in a field on his farm in Minneso...

World's Oldest Water Discovered Deep Underground

Posted 05.16.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 05/15/2013 01:06 PM EDT on LiveScience A pocket of water some 2.6 billion years old ...

Earth's Core Not What Scientists Thought, Studies Show

Posted 05.13.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 05/13/2013 02:48 PM EDT on LiveScience Earth's solid-metal inner core is a key compon...

YUCK: Early Earth Had Surprising Stench

Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/29/2013 03:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Kids like to taunt each other with the cry, "Las...

Super-Volcano Not To Blame For Humans' Near-Extinction, Ash Study Shows

Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 04/29/2013 03:04 PM EDT on LiveScience A supervolcanic eruption thought to have nearl...

Earth's Core WAY Hotter Than Scientists Thought

Posted 04.26.2013 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 04/25/2013 02:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Earth's internal engine is running about 1,00...

Odd New Dinosaur Identified On Indian Ocean Island

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

Think scientists have discovered all the dinosaurs there are to find? Think again. Paleontologists who unearthed seven vertebrae and a few rib fra...

Debate Rages Over Origins Of Grand Canyon

Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 04/11/2013 02:01 PM EDT on LiveScience Since two researchers suggested last year that t...

More Scientific Evidence Linking Fracking and Earthquakes

John C.K. Daly | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
John C.K. Daly

As the practice of hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas continues to spread not only in the U.S. but worldwide, the scientific community has increasingly focused on the environmental consequences of the technique.

Were Geologists All Wrong About How Continent Formed?

Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 04/03/2013 02:18 PM EDT on LiveScience It's time to redraw the map of the world during t...

Asteroid NOT To Blame For Dinosaur Extinction, Scientists Say

Posted 03.23.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/22/2013 05:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Updated March 22 at 5:36 p.m. ET The rocky object t...

Ancient Mausoleum Sheds New Light On Earthquake Threat

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 03/20/2013 03:11 PM EDT on LiveScience The way the massive stone blocks making up a ...

Geology Mystery Solved By Discovery Of 'Lost' Tectonic Plate

Posted 03.19.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/19/2013 07:40 AM EDT on LiveScience A tectonic plate that disappeared under North Ame...

Scientists Hunt Mysterious Antimatter Particles Inside Earth

Posted 03.13.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/13/2013 11:38 AM EDT on LiveScience Scientists have tentatively identified several particl...

Ancient Meteorite Crater Discovered Beneath Small Town

Posted 03.08.2013 | Science

By: Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor Published: 03/06/2013 12:49 PM EST on LiveScience Buried beneath the rocks, dirt, buildings ...

Girls in STEM: Let's Talk About Paleontology

The Huffington Post | Brittany Binowski and Rebecca Searles | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

Subterranean 'Zombies' May Hold Clues To Origins Of Life

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2013 | Science

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A dark realm far beneath the Earth's surface is a surprisingly rich home fo...

Sinkhole Tragedy Spotlights Science Of Subsidence

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.03.2013 | Science

What causes sinkholes? It's a question that's been on many minds lately, following the news that a sinkhole had opened suddenly beneath a home not far...

Vast Molten Ocean Once Covered Neighboring Planet, Study Suggests

Posted 02.28.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 02/28/2013 07:21 AM EST on SPACE.com The rocky, mostly dry surface of the planet Mercury may once have been roiling...

Survey Ship Spies Huge Undersea Canyon

Posted 02.27.2013 | Science

By: Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor Published: 02/27/2013 11:32 AM EST on LiveScience A canyon more than 800-foot-deep has been ...