Earth

Research suggests crystals form in cooling magma at an astonishingly rapid rate.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Astrophysicists can now piece together the moon's past, including the role of its fleeting magnetic field.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
Surreal images from the Pacific Northwest
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
New research on diamonds found deep in the Earth's crust suggests that the planet's carbon cycle reaches far underground.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Touring the world through storm watchers
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Early-stage research points to bioengineering as a promising way to buy time for arid ecosystems.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
The hurricane season is just getting started and the storms are predicted to have a big impact this year.
Emilie Lorditch, Contributor
Fossils dating more than about 540 million years old are extremely rare. That's why a newly discovered ancient deposit is so valuable.
Christian Fogerty, Contributor
New research suggests that national monument designations have not harmed local economies, and in some ways they may have helped.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
The first fracking-induced earthquake to claim human lives shows why magnitude may underestimate the danger such earthquakes pose.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Researchers examined some of the oldest rocks in western Greenland to probe the beginnings of today’s continents.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
As the air travel industry grows, we need to find alternative jet fuels that have less of an impact on the planet.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer