A glaciologist doesn’t let a heart transplant keep him from braving dizzying altitudes to gather crucial ice core samples from retreating tropical and subtropical glaciers
Researchers say carbon storage sites should be tested for microbial life, which could potentially convert CO2 to methane—a more potent greenhouse gas. Christopher Intagliata reports...
The fault has shifted approximately 700 kilometers over the past 25 million years
The underwater fiber-optic cable would trace the shortest path between Europe and Asia
Come see which geoblogosphere discoveries readers chose to share! Much delicious geology within
Scientists have learned a lot in the last 10 years since Al Gore’s documentary
Welcome to the third edition of our trek through the USGS photographic database! I'm serving up yet more delectable photos of Mount Saint Helens's spectacular 1980 awakening. Enjoy!
Migratory shore birds are particularly vulnerable to threats including overfishing, predation and climate change
The streak of record warm months continues, thanks to El Niño and global warming
It's the 36th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens. Please take a moment to remember those who died that beautiful May morning, and to appreciate the power of a volcano to change our lives forever...
Even though China has a non-market economy, it has learned from mistakes in Europe and California
Dust clouds from the Sahara reach the Caribbean—and fertilize waters there when they arrive. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Bubbles in 2.7-billion-year-old lava fields suggest Earth's ancient air was half as thick as today's
Caltech theoretical physicist Sean M. Carroll talks about the necessary connections among the various ways we have of describing the universe.
Raindrops eject carbon-based blobs of soil material from wet fields, creating a mist of organic compounds above the soil. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Recent seismic swarms under Mount Saint Helens show she's recharging her magma chamber. So why am I disappointed?
Evidence confirms dramatic climate change effects in the Solomon Islands
There's something wonderfully thrilling about geologic maps of places we've never mapped that way before! Scientists recently mapped a brand-new island and produced a beautifully detailed map of Mercury...
Film and book reviews from Scientific American’s May 2016 issue
Former Scientific American editor Mark Alpert talks about his latest science fiction thriller, The Orion Plan, featuring the method whereby aliens most likely really would colonize our planet...