When the massive tsunamis struck South and South-East Asia in 2004, they were about as high as 100 feet (30 meters) – huge, causing massive destruction and killing thousands. But some 73,000 years ago, the same coast suffered a much harsher fate, as they were struck by a tsunami almost 10 times bigger. Imagine this scenario: a giant volcano on
NASA’s New Horizons shuttle wasn’t only taking mind blowing photos of Pluto, it was also peeking at Pluto’s moons, especially Charon – the largest one. The latest set of images analyzed by NASA researchers revealed quite a busy past, filled with violence and geologic activity.
Paleontologists believe they have found the oldest evidence of the bubonic plague, embedded in a flea trapped in amber for the past 20 million years. This could provide insight onto how this devastating disease appeared and evolved.
Italy is the only country with an active volcanism from Europe, with massive volcanoes that are still erupting today. Here, we’ll be looking at why the volcanoes exist in Italy, how they formed and what makes them important. Volcanism in Italy The country’s volcanism is owed to the boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the African Plate. Most volcanoes in the
Enamel, the hard, mineralized substance that covers your teeth originated on tough fish scales and then migrated to the teeth, researchers found
Specialists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Colorado estimate that the effects of climate change are going to take a hefty toll on our economy — $326 trillion in damage by the year 2200, roughly $201 million each hour, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Trilobites were some of the most dominant creatures on the face of the planet, thriving from the mid Cambrian 521 million years ago to the start of the Mesozoic, 250 million years ago. Paleontologists have now found the earliest evidence for molting – a trilobite shedding its skin 365 million years ago.
About 260 million years ago, this pre-reptile might not have looked like much. With its knobby face and about as big as a cow, Bunostegos akokanensis was actually pretty remarkable. According to a new analysis, it was actually the first creature to walk upright on all four legs, maintaining a fully erect gate.
Scientists have discovered the longest chain of continental volcanoes in the world, stretching almost 2000 km (1200 miles) on Australia’s coast. The volcanic track includes 15 volcanoes formed over 30 million years ago.
A massive 8.3 magnitude Earthquake struck the northern coast of Chile on Wednesday night, killing at least five people and causing buildings to sway in the capital city of Santiago. Following the earthquake, waves of up to 4.5 meters were reported in some areas of the coast. About one million people were evacuated.