Sangay volcano in Ecuador has collapsed twice in the past 250,000 years, unleashing debris avalanches that caused devastation over 60 kilometres away
Despite mounting evidence that we eat, drink and breathe microplastics it still isn't clear if they enter our bodies and cause harm, but in 2021 we should get some answers
Geologists have often served fossil fuel exploration - now is the time for them to focus on climate change and other global sustainability goals, says Christopher Jackson
Geologist have often served fossil fuel exploration – now is the time for them to focus on climate change and other sustainable development goals instead, says Christopher Jackson
Images of the extraordinary, but endangered, Dalmatian pelican and weaver ants caring for their young are among those awarded in this year's British Ecological Society’s "Capturing Ecology"...
Plate tectonics may have begun 4 billion years ago, almost a billion years earlier than thought, according to a new analysis of ancient rocks
Mary Anning's later life is explored in Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. The film does a good job of showing the hard work involved in paleontology, but the portrayal of Anning...
Earth may have experienced three geological big bangs in which its tectonic plates started to move 30 to 50 per cent faster than normal – this may have influenced the evolution of life
Arctic: Culture and Climate, an exhibition at London’s British Museum, celebrates the resilience and adaptability that has seen the Arctic's Indigenous People survive and thrive in a challenging...
There are risks to using CRISPR, but also to not embracing it, because it will be much harder to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food production without gene editing
This spectacular image from inside the International Space Station's observation dome peeks through clouds to reveal Earth's oceans from 400 kilometres away
Do species really exist? Are genes destiny? Do only the fittest survive? Can we shape or stop evolution? New insights into nature are providing surprising answers, and a glorious new picture...
NASA is trying to turn the ageing International Space Station into a hub for commerce and has partnered with the likes of Estée Lauder and Adidas
A New Scientist investigation has found that some of the world's richest people are funding geoengineering plans that would transform the world's oceans to combat climate change
Air travel contributes to climate change, but scientists have only recently discovered that climate change is, in turn, affecting air travel. Paul Williams explains how climate change will affect...
BR-319: Highway to the Tipping Point by Evgeny Makarov is shortlisted for the Royal Geographical Society's Earth Photo 2020 competition in the category A Climate of Change
It has long been thought that the ingredients for life came together slowly, bit by bit. Now there is evidence it all happened at once in a chemical big bang
Earthquake monitoring stations have detected sharp reductions in Earth’s surface vibrations during coronavirus lockdowns due to limits on noisy human activities
Images of the night sky taken from an Australian cave and a desert in Jordan are among the shortlisted entries for the 2020 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year
We can now rapidly and reliably link heatwaves, droughts and hurricanes to human-induced global warming, says climate scientist Friederike Otto. The science could soon be used as evidence in...