Earth Science covers all facets of how the earth works, from from volcanoes to the world's oceans.
Topics to Explore:
Where Have All the Seashells Gone?
Stonehenge Was the Final Resting Place of Foreigners, Study Finds
Red Tide Menaces Florida Coast
What's Behind the Gemstones 'Raining' From the Kilauea Volcano
Anthropologists Discover Mummified, Green Baby Hand
Roman Ruins Discovered Underwater in Tunisia
Geology is the study of the composition and physical properties of rocks, minerals, gems and other related earth materials, including diamonds and crystals. Scientists gain an understanding of the Earth's history by studying its composition.
Earthquakes on the Mississippi: The New Madrid Seismic Zone
Rising Rock: Earth's Crust Has Its Own Tides, Too
Geophysics is the study of the forces that shape the Earth from a global perspective. Learn about gravity, plate tectonics and other topics.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Spring Equinox
5 Reasons Why the Great Lakes Are So Great
Oceanography is the study of the oceans as ecological systems. In this section, learn about topics like currents, deep-sea research or how rogue waves work.
Who Was Alexander von Humboldt and What Is the Humboldt Current?
Why Is Lobster So Expensive — and Will it Stay That Way?
FEMA Will Be Sending Americans with Cell Phones 'Presidential Alert' on Oct. 3
An Aspirin a Day Could be Harmful for Healthy Seniors