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

The day the dinosaurs' world fell apart

Scientists reconstruct the seconds, minutes and hours following the dino-killing asteroid impact.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: geology asteroids earth-science dinosaurs

'Mission Jurassic' fossil dinosaur dig closes for winter

Three full truck loads of dinosaur fossils ship out as scientists end their excavation season.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 2, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: geology fossils dinosaurs wyoming

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Nasa's Mars robot records its largest measurement yet of methane in the Red Planet's air.

BBC Science News | June 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: geology mars space-exploration nasa curiosity-rover

Study identifies danger glacial lakes across Tibetan Plateau

A comprehensive study assesses the flood danger posed by glacial lakes across the Tibetan Plateau.

By Jonathan Amos | April 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: geology environment nepal china tibet climate-change

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