Follow the last 30 years of humanity shaping the planet through the eyes of Google’s Timelapse

Bird’s eye view.

Power lines over Lake Pontchartrain elegantly demonstrate the curvature of Earth

Set, Game, and Match, flat-earthers!

Uranus has a magnetosphere that turns on and off every day

Not all planets are as lucky as Earth.

Why 7.5 billion people on Earth is bad news

We are legion!

Silica rains helped form Earth’s crust four and a half billion years ago

Talk about hailstone, right?

What’s the tallest mountain in the world? Hint: it’s not Mt. Everest

Earth is not a perfect sphere, so the answer to what’s the tallest mountain in the world will surprise you.

Earth’s oxygen has been emigrating to the Moon for billions of years, study finds

Who wouldn’t?

Microorganisms can survive in space and on other planets, safe behind dried-up biofilms

Worry and excitement, all in one paper.

A whole new branch of life could have evolved and died off on Earth 2,4 billion years ago

There’s no proof. But the conditions were right for it to happen.

Earth might have had 20 moonlets before they coalesced to form *the* Moon

Our humble satellite just got a heck of a lot more interesting.

The Earth is spinning slower, making the days longer and longer

Tick tock.

Scientists coax bacteria towards silicon-based life

Silly bacteria, carbon-based life is best life!

A new model to explain the Moon’s weird orbit suggests a much more violent genesis

It doesn’t answer everything — but it’s a good point to start from.

Oldest oceanic crust might have been part of the Tethys Ocean 340 million years ago

An ancient oceanic slab buried beneath the Mediterranean sea might revise textbooks.

Over-consumption is more deadly to Earth’s wildlife than climate change

We use so much of everything so fast that it’s literally killing the planet.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is heating its upper atmosphere

The swirling gases could shed light on the atmosphere of other planets within and outside of our solar system.

Ancient rocks reveal causes of Earth’s greatest mass extinction event

The new findings call our current theories on the mass extinction event into question.

Gravitational pull causes some earthquakes on California’s San Andreas Fault

Despite being thousands of kilometers away, the sun and moon are behind some of the earthquakes on the Earth.

Ancient supernovae might have contributed to Earth mass extinction

Death from the heavens.

Climate change pushing clouds higher into the atmosphere, shifting them towards Earth’s poles

These movements could in turn help speed up global warming.