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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 ...

Alaska Scientists Discover Remains of 40,000-Year-Old Extinct Bison

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

As she scraped cold dirt from the remains of an extinct bison, Pam Groves wrinkled her nose at a rotten-egg smell wafting from gristle that still clun...

Grand Canyon Controversy Spotlighted By New Study

Posted 12.18.2012 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 12/18/2012 03:20 PM EST on OurAmazingPlanet Could the origins of the Grand Canyon lie in ...

Mysterious Blobs May Help Reveal Planets' Innards

Posted 12.15.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 12/12/2012 01:27 PM EST on OurAmazingPlanet Metallic blobs that rise from Earth's cor...

Top 10 Reasons I Love AGU

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

I only wish that more non-scientists, especially young people, could get a glimpse of this cacophony of science in action. Geeky as can be? Totally. Dry and boring? Never.

Global 'Hum' Helps Scientists Probe Planet's Core

Posted 11.23.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 11/23/2012 10:40 AM EST on OurAmazingPlanet The global "hum" of the Earth i...

Marco Rubio's Geological Cliff

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Rubio's critics are alarmed that an up-and-coming Republican leader is, once again, floating in a fact-free zone. It's Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock and Paul Broun all over again. It's the Republican primary when all the candidates publicly rejected evolution.

Oldest Panda Fossils Discovered WHERE?

Posted 11.15.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 11/14/2012 05:08 PM EST on LiveScience All giant pandas may come from China, but fossils revea...

New Volcano Study Expected To Yield Two Big Benefits

Posted 10.07.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 10/06/2012 02:04 PM EDT on LiveScience The eruption of a so-called maar-diatreme volcano is short-lived ...

PHOTOS: America's Most Striking National Monuments

Posted 09.20.2012 | Travel

Earlier this week President Obama created America's newest National Monument, Colorado's Chimney Rock, which supporters of preservation say could beco...

Scientists Say Meteorite Crater Yielded Vast Trove Of Diamonds

AP | Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

MOSCOW -- Russian scientists are claiming that a gigantic deposit of industrial diamonds found in a huge Siberian meteorite crater during Soviet times...

Research Vessel Bores World's Deepest Hole

Posted 09.06.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 09/06/2012 02:05 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet A Japanese drilling vessel has set a record by drilling more t...

PHOTOS: 12 Sizzling Volcanoes

Trippy | Posted 11.03.2012 | Travel
Trippy

A natural phenomenon even most hardcore travelers never get to see in action, volcanoes are among the world's most fascinating wonders.

Mystery Of Massive Volcanic Eruption Said Solved

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science

A massive volcano erupted somewhere on Earth in the 13th Century and was so powerful it caused a global cold spell. Until now, that's about all scient...

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.

Brutal 'Extinction Event' Affected Earth For HOW Long?

Posted 05.29.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/27/2012 11:24 PM EDT on LiveScience Whatever ultimately wiped more than 90 percent of...

Geologists Confirm Possible Jesus Crucifixion Date

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 05.31.2012 | Religion

A new study suggests that the Biblical date of Jesus' crucifixion is, in fact, possible to confirm. The International Geology Review investigated a...

Geologists Gush Over Dramatic Undersea Event

Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

By: Crystal Gammon , OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 05/13/2012 01:02 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet When the crew aboard the research vesse...

Fireball Fragments Spark Space Rock 'Gold Rush'

Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/12/2012 09:33 AM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists are on an epic treasure hunt for meteorite fragments from a spect...

Scientists Discover Ancient 'Cousin' Of Endangered Animal

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.12.2012 | Science

The endangered giant panda has Spanish ties, geologists have found. Fossilized remains of the bear's ancient relative, Agriarctos beatrix, suggest tha...

New Clue Sierra Nevada Mountain Range Age Mystery

Posted 05.05.2012 | Science

By: Crystal Gammon, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 05/04/2012 12:27 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet If it's true that a lady never reveals h...

Scientists Solve Riddle Of Weird 'Black Mat' Formations

Posted 04.24.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/23/2012 03:04 PM EDT on LiveScience What seemed like evidence of prehistoric cosmic impact...

Energy and Earthquakes: A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that the increase in earthquakes is specifically tied to the growing practice of using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to release oil and gas from shale and other tight formations?

7.1 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Chile

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Chile Sunday night, the strongest and longest that many people said they had felt since a...

Breaking Stereotypes: USC and Death Valley

Nicholas Warner | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Nicholas Warner

USC students and spring break have stereotypical incarnations as bacchanalia at places like Cabo San Lucas, but this spring break I had the pleasure of sharing a day with a group of USC students who were spending their week volunteering for the National Park Service in Death Valley.