Earth Science covers all facets of how the earth works, from from volcanoes to the world's oceans.
Scientists Identify Third-Largest Eruption in Earth’s History
Our World Is Rich With Places to See Real Dinosaur Tracks
5 Things You Didn't Know About the Autumnal Equinox
The Caspian Sea Is Evaporating Due to Rising Average Temperatures
Just 10 River Systems Contribute Up to 95 Percent of Plastic in Oceans
There's a Second Huge Plastic Garbage Patch in the Pacific
The beautiful scenery in Washington state hides a darker history. It was formed by a gigantic volcanic eruption that cooled the planet.
By Laurie L. Dove Nov 16, 2017
Where on the planet can you visit to see with your own eyes the tracks left by dinosaurs? Fossilized dino footprints might be just outside your back door, but here are good places to start.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 10, 2017
Environmental researchers found that large river systems with lots of surrounding residents are the sources of plastic debris in the oceans.
By Mark Mancini Oct 25, 2017
Researchers discovered that everyone's favorite prehistoric cat had some seriously big bones — even as a youngster.
By Robert Lamb Sep 29, 2017
The autumnal equinox is the day Earth is perfectly angled to the sun, so the day and night are of equal length. Well, almost.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Sep 21, 2017
Archaeologists discovered what they believe to be ruins of the Roman city of Neapolis — underwater near Tunisia.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Sep 11, 2017
The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world, but it's gradually shrinking thanks to a changing climate.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 8, 2017
Scientist and oceanographer Charles Moore confirmed the existence of a second huge plastic garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean.
By John Perritano Jul 27, 2017
Scientists are tracking the massive iceberg A-68, which recently calved from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, to see where it drifts and whether it breaks up.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 24, 2017
Measuring sea level has changed almost as much as the tides during the 200 or so years scientists have been tracking it. Find out how it's tracked today.
By John Perritano Jul 19, 2017
The Denmark Strait cataract dwarfs every other waterfall in the world, but you can't see it because it's deep under the Atlantic Ocean.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 28, 2017
The circle is only 5,000 miles wide.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 27, 2017
Scientists have found that snow and rain trigger earthquakes. Could their study help predict the Big One?
By John Perritano Jun 22, 2017
Antarctica's Blood Falls looks like a geological horror scene. For decades, scientists weren't sure why. Until now.
By Kate Kershner May 3, 2017
Salt used in the winter to deice roadways is having an impact on hundreds of lakes across the region.
By Jesslyn Shields Apr 12, 2017
Talk about a Brexit! Scientists have clues to catastrophic flooding that destroyed a land bridge that once connected England and France.
By Patrick J. Kiger Apr 7, 2017
You might be in trouble when the end of the world is near, but at least your data won't be.
By Jonathan Strickland Apr 4, 2017
Surprisingly, living in a city with a high level of natural radiation doesn't have any ill effects.
By Alia Hoyt Mar 27, 2017
The prehistoric penguin was the size of a small adult human, which says a lot about penguins' evolution.
By Shelley Danzy Mar 14, 2017
And archaeologists figured it out with just a little DNA.
By Kate Kershner Mar 6, 2017
Although the trenched enclosures were probably used to conduct rituals, they can tell us how the ancient indigenous people of the Amazon managed their forests.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 27, 2017
Climate change may be melting glaciers, but it's also reducing the oxygen of the world's oceans. Without oxygen, many marine organisms may no longer be able to survive.
By John Perritano Feb 23, 2017
The American West may seem rugged, but it's a fragile environment. 21st-century flow levels for the Colorado are down 19 percent from 20th-century averages.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 22, 2017
The unique, annual sea ice phenomenon is created when pure, salt-free river water hits cold, saline seawater near the beaches of Hokkaido.
By Christopher Hassiotis Feb 14, 2017
The Cuvette Centrale peatlands hold astounding amounts of carbon scientists had never fully mapped. The new discovery emphasizes a need for protection.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 23, 2017
Meet Violet Jessop — Survivor of Three Shipwrecks
Was Amelia Earhart Eaten by Giant Land Crabs?
Can Popping a Wheelie Land You in Jail?