In rural and remote communities in Australia, psychological distress worsened during the first few years of a prolonged drought. Other signs of poor mental health persisted beyond that time.
A familiar geochemical technique shines a new spotlight on early hominin use of fire.
An innovative National Geographic expedition collected the world’s highest ice core from Mount Everest.
The strength of Earth’s magnetic field in the distant past can tell scientists whether the planet’s magnetic poles were steady or prone to frequent reversals.
Scientists tested whether a classic technique could detect subsurface oceans on the moons of Uranus. In this scenario, the planet’s oddball magnetic field offers a big advantage.
In the southwestern United States, dust storms form suddenly, quickly reducing visibility to zero. A new warning system may allow motorists to avoid these deadly hazards.
Items burned in the sacking of ancient cities are time capsules of geomagnetic data.
Feast your eyes on Beast, the first remotely operated vehicle to brave the Arctic for 1 year.
Researchers mined maps of natural hazards and land use to show that nearly 60% of structures are built in regions at high risk of earthquakes, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and/or tornadoes.
An instrument called WATSON can help find biosignatures on icy ocean worlds.