Geology

Researchers in Finland used environmental data to study potentially destructive ice-induced shaking.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Research suggests crystals form in cooling magma at an astonishingly rapid rate.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
New findings suggest the famous geyser went dormant during a period of severe droughts -- a condition that could recur in a warming world.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
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
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
The new findings come after more than 10 years of observation.
Christian Fogerty, Contributor
New discovery could help scientists unearth more ancient microbial fossils and shed light on some big questions about early life on Earth.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
Ice-buried canyons may have been formed by repeated floods as the world went into an ice age more than 2 million years ago.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
A new study suggests a correlation between volcanic activity and heavy rainfall, but other volcanologists are skeptical.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
Researchers examined some of the oldest rocks in western Greenland to probe the beginnings of today’s continents.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
The water contains bacterialike shapes that researchers plan to test for DNA.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Some bubbles grow to be more than a quarter-mile across.
Meeri Kim, Contributor