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29

May

Google Timelapse reveals an altered Earth

The search giant has teamed up with NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to create a stunning time-lapse look at humanity’s effect on Earth over 28 years

Google Timelapse reveals an altered Earth

The search giant has teamed up with NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to create a stunning time-lapse look at humanity’s effect on Earth over 28 years

30

Apr

Earth’s oldest crater yields new secretsGeologists are still making discoveries in South Africa’s Vredefort impact crater, the biggest on Earth.

Earth’s oldest crater yields new secrets
Geologists are still making discoveries in South Africa’s Vredefort impact crater, the biggest on Earth.

29

Apr

Earth is about to reach another terrible CO2 milestoneLast year, carbon dioxide in Earth’s air hit 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. Now it’s poised to average 400 ppm for a month, hinting at how quickly our planet is changing around us.

Earth is about to reach another terrible CO2 milestone
Last year, carbon dioxide in Earth’s air hit 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. Now it’s poised to average 400 ppm for a month, hinting at how quickly our planet is changing around us.

19

Apr

'Earth cousin' discovery a milestone in search for alien lifeThe exoplanet Kepler-186f indicates that life could be sustainable around M dwarf stars, despite their dimness.

'Earth cousin' discovery a milestone in search for alien life
The exoplanet Kepler-186f indicates that life could be sustainable around M dwarf stars, despite their dimness.

18

Apr

Meet the first Earth-size planet that could support lifeIf Kepler-186f were significantly larger than Earth, it’s likely that its atmosphere would be a thick mix of hydrogen and helium, hardly supportive of life.

Meet the first Earth-size planet that could support life
If Kepler-186f were significantly larger than Earth, it’s likely that its atmosphere would be a thick mix of hydrogen and helium, hardly supportive of life.

05

Apr

Earth’s ‘zebra striped’ magnetic field has surprising sourceEarth’s magnetic field helps to shield it from cosmic radiation, and insights into how it works can help engineers improve safety measures for satellites and astronauts.

Earth’s ‘zebra striped’ magnetic field has surprising source
Earth’s magnetic field helps to shield it from cosmic radiation, and insights into how it works can help engineers improve safety measures for satellites and astronauts.

30

Mar

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth

24

Mar

When did Earth’s first whiffs of oxygen emerge?New findings complicate the ‘biological evolution versus geological evolution’ debate about Earth’s early development.

When did Earth’s first whiffs of oxygen emerge?
New findings complicate the ‘biological evolution versus geological evolution’ debate about Earth’s early development.

25

Feb

Earth’s crust is 4.4 billion years old, according to new rock fragmentZircon crystals contain microscopic remains of the Earth as it was one it was first formed, giving scientists new insights into the planet’s earliest days.

Earth’s crust is 4.4 billion years old, according to new rock fragment
Zircon crystals contain microscopic remains of the Earth as it was one it was first formed, giving scientists new insights into the planet’s earliest days.

20

Dec

Can human civilization continue indefinitely?The key to humanity’s survival will be a shift to global outlook on humans’ role in the Earth’s fate.

Can human civilization continue indefinitely?
The key to humanity’s survival will be a shift to global outlook on humans’ role in the Earth’s fate.