Australia's enigmatic pink sand was born in Antarctic mountains

The hunt for the origin of garnet crystals found on South Australian beaches took researchers thousands of kilometres and half a billion years back in time to a hidden Antarctic mountain range.

Every 27.5 million years, the Earth's heart beats catastrophically

A new study finds that Earth itself has a pulse, with one “beat” every 27.5 million years. That’s the rate at which major geological events have been occurring as far back as geologists can tell.

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.

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.

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.

100 Giant Sinkholes Are Appearing in The Croatian Village

There may have been as many as 100 sinkholes in and around the two communities. Some of the holes appeared in remote areas, while many others appeared within yards from people's homes or beneath homes.

Earth Has a 27.5-Million-Year 'Heartbeat'

A new study of ancient geological events suggests that our planet has a slow, steady 'heartbeat' of geological activity every 27 million years or so. But we dont' know what causes it.