How did today’s continents come to be? Geological sleuths found clues in grains of sand.
New thermochronology data and thermal history modeling from the Canadian Shield show that the Great Unconformity formed there later than elsewhere in North America and may represent another event.
An ensemble of climate simulations identifies factors that drove long-term trends of a prehistoric greenhouse climate.
The Siberian river’s creation caused a massive influx of fresh water into the Kara Sea and radically changed the Arctic Ocean and Earth’s climate.
Colombia has a wealth of fossils, and geologists are leading the charge to both collect data and share ancient history with local communities.
Findings on the river’s age also have implications for past landscape change in Asia.
A new analysis suggests that a widely accepted approximation of ancient magnetic field strength may be less accurate for the past 5 million years than previously thought.
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.
Volcanic eruptions in what is now western Canada may have triggered a million years of rain and a mass extinction that launched the reign of the dinosaurs.
This Halloween season, explore the connections between mythical monsters like Bigfoot and the Kraken and the creatures on which they’re based.