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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...

Fans Of Quirky Quake Scientist Work To Preserve His Fading Legacy

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science

CINCINNATI — Ohio native Charles Richter's scale for measuring the power of earthquakes isn't as widely used as before, but he has fans determin...

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 affe...

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 ...

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.