New research says it’s plausible the Great Sphinx started life as a geomorphological oddity known as a yardang.
A team of researchers is making the iconic rock outcrops of Svalbard available to the world through an open-source database of virtual geological models.
Combining data from several of the Perseverance rover’s spectroscopic sensors offers a more accurate means to classify carbonate minerals that may hold hints of ancient life.
The development of plate tectonics and life on Earth provided avenues for mineral evolution that did not occur on Mars, resulting in relatively limited mineral diversity on the Red Planet.
Sinkholes are a significant hazard, but where are they most likely to happen? A new study identifies hot spots in the contiguous United States.
Heat released by old and inefficient Chicago buildings could, if harnessed, be an energy solution.
Scientists recently voted to designate Crawford Lake, a small body of water in southern Canada, as the reference site of the “Age of Man.”
Production of the weak, water-bearing mineral at the interface between the Cocos and North American Plates could contribute to the occurrence of poorly understood episodic tremor and slow slip.
New evidence from 1.2-billion-year-old rocks suggests that single, sinuous channels could have formed in muddy floodplain sediments without the stabilizing help of vegetation.
From uncovering giant ground sloths to helping build a fossil database, Kitao goes above and beyond as a laboratory technician at Santa Barbara City College.