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Ancient rocks hold the story of Earth’s first breath of oxygen
The Great Oxygenation Event may have happened all at once, around 2.3 billion years ago.
Many volcanic islands have surprisingly cool origins
These enigmatic cool hotspots may provide important chemical clues about the evolution of the planet.
A seismic mystery deep within Earth hints at the moon’s origins
In subterranean regions called ultra-low velocity zones, seismic waves mysteriously slow down.
This diamond holds a never-before-seen mineral that can’t exist on Earth’s surface
The gem acted like a capsule, returning a sample from the planet's mantle.
The collision that formed the moon may have delivered the building blocks of life
Sort of a two-birds-with-one-planet-sized-stone situation.
Earth Overshoot Day came early this year. That’s a bad thing.
We consumed a year’s worth of natural resources in just seven months.
NASA’s new ozone layer watchdog takes orbit
The ozone layer is no longer thinning, but we need to keep an eye on it
Earth’s first continent? Probably a giant continental crust
It was not filled with chocolate
How Long Would It Take To Fall Through The World?
Longer than you might think
Did An Asteroid Help The Dinosaurs?
Their global domination may have been boosted by a massive asteroid impact