Humanity deep in the danger zone of planetary boundaries

Six of nine planetary boundaries—climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, synthetic chemicals including plastics, freshwater depletion, and nitrogen use—are already deep in the red zone, an international team of 29 scientists reported.

Earth's Core Appears to Be Wrapped in an Ancient, Unexpected Structure

The most high-resolution map yet reveals something we previously never knew about: an ancient ocean floor that may wrap around the core. This thin but dense layer exists around 2,900 kilometers below the surface.

New Technology Aims to Clean Up Space Junk

NASA has awarded a contract to TransAstra to clean up space junk. One category of debris they will target is CubeSats, small satellites the size of a Rubik’s Cube. The recycling centers would allow the collected debris to be recycled.

Giant Structure Deep in Australia May Be Largest Asteroid Impact on Record

The Deniliquin structure spans up to 520 kilometres in diameter. This exceeds the size of the near-300km- wide Vredefort impact structure in South Africa, which to date has been considered the world's largest.

Strange Ecosystem Found Thriving below Seafloor Hydrothermal Vents

We’ve known about the vents above for a long time, but this is basically a completely new ecosystem below.

This Meteorite Left Earth. Thousands of Years Later, It Came Back

 Scientists are seeking to confirm that a black rock discovered in Morocco in 2018 departed Earth's pull for outer space, only to return to it like a prodigal child.

Earth breaches "safe and just" planet boundaries

In a recent study, more than 40 international scientists assessed the planet’s capacity to provide a safe future. What they concluded is that  Earth would fail in 7 of the 8 boundaries for a safe planet.

Almost 20,000 Ancient Volcanoes Discovered at The Bottom of The Ocean

That brings the total to 43,454 undersea mountains, almost doubling the number we knew about.

Second 'Giant Hole' Appears on Sun

  • 30 Mar 2023

A giant 'hole' has appeared on the surface of the Sun, and it could send 1.8 million-mph solar winds toward Earth by Friday.

Mysterious Anomaly in Earth's Magnetic Field is Deepening

The South Atlantic Anomaly is growing, according to data that appeared in a government report published earlier this year.

Scientists discover the origin of water in our solar system

New findings suggest the water originates from the space between solar systems, billions of years before the birth of our sun.

Japan just found 7,000 islands it didn't know it had

Japan has recounted its islands -- and discovered it has 7,000 more than it previously thought.

Scientists have discovered a new core at the center of the Earth

The new layer of the inner core consists of an iron-nickel alloy, like other parts of the core, but it has a different crystal structure.

The Science of The Devastating Turkey-Syria Earthquake

Turkey lies at the intersection of three of the tectonic plates that make up the Earth's crust: the Anatolian, Arabian, and African plates. Arabia is moving northwards into Europe, causing the Anatolian plate to be pushed out westwards.

Earth's inner core may have stopped turning and could go into reverse

Chinese scientists say that based on their calculations, a small imbalance in the electromagnetic and gravitational forces could slow and even reverse the inner core’s rotation.