"Life was not only present but thriving in soils of the early Earth about two thirds of the way back to its formation from the solar nebula," Retallack said. The origin of the solar system -- and Earth -- occurred some 4.6 billion years ago.
A powerful earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of M7.3 on the Richter scale, since reduced to M6.9 by the USGS, struck Japan 156 miles northeast of Tokyo at 5:59am local time.
Nearly 200 small earthquakes -- including three of a magnitude greater than 4 -- struck the Salton Sea area over the last day or so.
CLIMATE CHANGE SHOCK: Ice sheet melt caused by heat from Earth's core NOT global warming
That's pretty fast for a 20-mile thick continent
Analysis of GPS data has revealed new areas of motion around the San Andreas Fault System.
The south is SINKING: Giant chunks of the Earth's mantle are falling off and causing quakes across the southeastern US - and more are coming, warn researchers
Beginning March 14, 2016, a number of small magnitude earthquakes have occurred beneath Mount St. Helens, at a depth between 2 and 7 km (1.2 to 4 miles).
Oktoberfest is awakening It's been 12,900 years since the last eruption. The supervolcano is located under the Laacher See, a caldera lake in the Eifel mountain range, 15 miles from Koblenz and 30 miles from Bonn, the old capital of West Germany.
The gold you see in the photo above was not found in a river or a mine. It was produced by a bacteria that, according to researchers at Michigan State University, can survive in extreme toxic environments and create 24-karat gold nuggets. Pure gold
Of course the things that we have been seeing lately are part of a much larger long-term trend. Seismic activity appears to have been getting stronger over the past few decades, and now things really seem to be accelerating. The following is how on
Models Say There Can't be Ice Greenland's ice sheet has puzzled scientists for many decades, which have led to complete ridiculous, even unscientific theories. Geoscientists who are in the search for a logical and consistent explanation are limite
A Pavlofian reaction
Aso, one of the more dangerous volcanoes in Japan, had an explosive eruption today. Based on webcam (see above) and news footage of the volcano, Aso produced a large, dark-grey plume of ash and volcanoes gases around 9:45 AM (Japan local time).