How did mercury get down there?
Two new views on a very deep problem.
Mercury has been found in the deepest part of the Earth’s oceans, the 11,000-metre-deep Mariana Trench in the northwe...
Volcano link to end of Triassic extinction
Researchers analyse molecular and isotopic evidence.
An Australian-led team of scientists has shed new light on the timing of one of the most catastrophic mass extinction...
Mangrove forests act as plastic sinks
Study highlights ability to capture carbon and microplastics.
A new study highlights the heavy lifting marine ecosystems do in combatting environmental issues, finding that mangro...
All the known craters on Earth
New atlas captures global view from on high.
This is a physical map of the Serra da Cangalha impact structure in Brazil, produced using the TanDEM-X mission digit...
Volcanoes that just kept on giving
Magma ‘conveyor belt’ fuelled eruptions in Indian Ocean.
A volcanic province in the Indian Ocean was the most continuously active in the world, erupting for 30 million years,...
If it looks dangerous, send in the drones
New technology improves ability to forecast eruptions
Flying drones into volcanoes is becoming quite a thing. Earlier this year, Cosmos reported how German and Russian ...
Delicate balance in the Falklands
Threat to seabirds is a threat to the ecosystem.
Seabird droppings helped shape the delicately balanced ecosystem of the Falkland Islands, which is in danger of abrup...
Rain really can move mountains
Himalayan study describes dramatic impact of erosion.
Plate tectonics tends to dominate the common view of mountain formation: where two plates meet, rock is pushed up. Ho...
Sahara actually has quite a few trees
Satellite imaging and deep learning provide clearer picture.
A surprising new study has revealed that there are more than 1.8 billion trees and shrubs in the Sahara and Sahel reg...
Megafauna struggled in the rainforest
Research reveals impact of change in SE Asia.
In today’s human-dominated world, rampant deforestation is driving many of Southeast Asia’s species towards extinctio...
How planetary forces shape Earth’s surface
Geophysicists explain rocky icebergs and deep anchors.
By Simon Lamb, Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington Have you ever wondered why the Earth’s surface ...
Lingering toxic legacy of bushfires
Study shows they release pollutants trapped by forests.
By Cynthia Faye Isley and Mark Patrick Taylor, Macquarie University We know forests absorb carbon dioxide, but, li...