Fossil tracks left by an ancient crocodile that 'ran like an ostrich'

Scientists are stunned to find that some ancient crocodiles may have moved around on two feet.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: geology dinosaurs fossils crocodiles

Mars: Mud flows on Red Planet behave like 'boiling toothpaste'

Scientists make a surprising discovery about the Red Planet by playing with mud in the laboratory.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: geology mars volcanoes space-exploration

Project seeks 4D view of Earth's mantle

UK scientists aim to build some of the most sophisticated models yet for how rock moves inside the planet.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science geology

Scientists explain magnetic pole's wanderings

The North Magnetic Pole has been racing across the top of the world, from Canada towards Siberia.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science geology canada space-exploration european-space-agency

Antarctic meteorites yield global bombardment rate

UK scientists provide a new estimate for the amount of space rock falling to Earth each year.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science geology antarctic space-exploration meteorites asteroids

Fossil worm shows us our evolutionary beginnings

A tiny, 555-million-year-old seafloor creature reveals why our bodies are organised the way they are.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: evolution geology fossils animals

Diamond samples in Canada reveal size of lost continent

A billion-year-old continent was larger than previously thought, Canadian geologists find.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 21, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: geology canada

Ancient tsunami may have struck Falkland Islands

Evidence of past underwater landslides suggests giant waves probably hit the British territory.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science geology earthquakes indonesia oceans tsunamis falkland-islands

Nasa's InSight probe senses hundreds of 'Marsquakes'

The US space agency's InSight probe detects over 450 significant seismic events since landing in 2018.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: geology nasa mars earthquakes space-exploration insight

Dinosaur extinction: 'Asteroid strike was real culprit'

A team of scientists discounts the idea that large-scale volcanism drove the demise of the dinosaurs.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-science geology dinosaurs asteroids

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