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
March 24, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins

Tags: evolution geology animals fossils

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
March 21, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins

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
March 16, 2020 | bbcnews

~5 mins

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

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
Feb. 24, 2020 | bbcnews

~6 mins

Tags: geology mars insight space-exploration earthquakes nasa

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
Jan. 17, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins

Tags: geology asteroids earth-science dinosaurs

Taal volcano lake all but gone in eruption

Satellites continue to monitor the Philippines volcano which has experienced a lull in activity.

By Jonathan Amos
Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins

Tags: geology volcanoes earth-science space-exploration earth-observation philippines

UK meteorite hunt thwarted by equipment damage

Scientists' quest to find Antarctica's "missing" space rocks is beaten into submission by hard ice.

By Jonathan Amos
Jan. 9, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins

Tags: meteorites geology british-antarctic-survey earth-science antarctic

Homo erectus: Ancient humans survived longer than we thought

An ancient ancestor of modern humans survived into relatively recent times in South-East Asia.

By Paul Rincon
Dec. 18, 2019 | bbcnews

~7 mins

Tags: geology indonesia human-evolution fossils

Antarctica: Metal meteorite quest set to get under way

A UK team arrives in Antarctica to test its theory for why so few iron meteorites are found there.

By Jonathan Amos
Nov. 29, 2019 | bbcnews

~4 mins

Tags: meteorites geology british-antarctic-survey earth-science antarctic

Great Orme copper mine 'traded widely in Bronze Age'

Copper from a prehistoric mine was traded from "Brittany to the Baltic", metal analysis shows.

BBC Science News
Oct. 29, 2019 | bbcnews

~2 mins

Tags: history geology mining llandudno university-of-liverpool

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