geology

fossils

500-Million-Year-Old Worm ‘Superhighway’ Found Hidden in the Mountains

A fossilized ecosystem offers new evidence for life that once existed in seemingly uninhabitable places.
Sarah Emerson
3.6.19
Mars

NASA Successfully Landed Its Digging Robot on Mars

InSight is the first Mars mission to focus on the red planet’s interior, and will drill a hole five meters into its surface.
Becky Ferreira
11.26.18
tech

Megafloods on Mars Carved Giant Canyons Into the Red Planet

Jezero Crater, site of a Martian paleolake, is on the shortlist of landing sites for NASA's Mars 2020 rover.
Becky Ferreira
11.16.18
Motherboard

Data From a Dead Satellite Reveals Lost Continents Under Antarctica

“These gravity images are revolutionizing our ability to study the least understood continent on Earth—Antarctica.”
Becky Ferreira
11.7.18
earth

Geologists Show Tasmania and the Grand Canyon Were Connected on Ancient Supercontinent

Rocks from Arizona’s Unkar Group and Tasmania’s Rocky Cape Group were likely part of the same formation 1.1 billion years ago on the supercontinent Rodinia.
Becky Ferreira
10.25.18
flows

Lava, Land, and Life Forms

Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is the latest example of a powerful natural force for creating new life.
Melissa Cronin
5.9.18
Insight

NASA's Launching a Lander That Will Dig on Mars

Mars InSight will be the first interplanetary mission to lift off from the West Coast.
Becky Ferreira
5.4.18
Garage Magazine

An Artist Dug Up the Secret Prehistory of Governors Island

Using core sampling hardware to drill beneath the manicured surfaces of New York Harbor's former military post, David Brooks conducted a deep dive into the unique site's human and non-human past.
Ian Bourland
8.21.17
The Anthropocene Rocks

I Asked Geologists If the Anthropocene Is Real

Defining the Anthropocene is proving to be a rocky road.
Caroline Haskins
6.20.17
A boring question

We Asked Geotechnical Engineers If Elon Musk’s Crazy Underground Tunnel Dream Is Realistic

They're like a "subway system on steroids."
Sarah Emerson
5.5.17
Science Solved It

Mysterious Moving Rocks in the Desert Stumped Scientists for 70 Years

Death Valley’s ‘sailing stones’ are able to move thanks to unique environmental conditions.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.2.17
humans of the year

Ellen Stofan Left NASA But She’s Still Trying to Push Humanity Forward

NASA's former chief scientist says when it comes to getting more women in science and tech, the progress is "too slow, I won’t lie to you."
Samantha Cole
4.9.17
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