Two recent studies show how climate affects human pandemics and how pandemics, in turn, alter the environment.
One geophysicist deviated from his usual work on paleomagnetism to study the magnetic remanence of human brains.
A colossal volcanic eruption at Santorini, Greece, 3,600 years ago sent the island’s Bronze Age population fleeing for their lives. Where did the people go?
Rumbling volcanoes act like giant musical instruments that researchers can study to better monitor eruptions.
Nuclear bomb tests conducted during the Cold War turned an idyllic tropical isle into a radioactive ship graveyard.
Global environmental calamity followed the death of Caesar. The source may have been a volcano in Sicily.
Scientists are using grave soil to reconstruct the lives of enslaved Africans in colonial New York.
An analysis of timber used to construct buildings in Europe hundreds of years ago is giving scientists and historians new insights into the region’s history from the 13th to 17th centuries.
How a dam failure near a small town in Pennsylvania continues to cast a shadow over the region more than 100 years later.
The radioactive remains of nuclear testing during the Cold War and from nuclear disasters like Chernobyl are still with us and can be found in some of the remotest glaciers on Earth.