The discovery of tridymite in Mars’s Gale Crater triggered debate about the rare mineral’s origins. A research team recently suggested a scenario with explosive implications.
Researchers are using remote sensing to track floating mats of plastic trapped in water hyacinth plants.
Diatoms contribute to global oxygen production, marine food webs, and carbon sequestration, but scientists predict that diatom populations will decline due to ocean acidification associated with climate change.
Researchers reveal an abandoned settlement in Northern Ireland that showed unusual resilience during calamities including epidemics, famine, and climate change.
Understanding buried, hidden zones of structural weaknesses within Indonesia’s Merapi volcano can help to substantially advance our ability to predict catastrophic dome failures.
A diamond inclusion has revealed a new mineral, davemaoite, as well as hints about the workings of our planet’s interior.