Bizarre life forms found living in Mexican crystals

Geologists have made a shocking discovery in a crystal-rich cave in Mexico.

Paleontologists find 6.2 million year old wolf-sized otter

It was adorable, but also terrifying.

New Zealand’s earthquake pushes the sea floor 2 meters above ground

Fast geology.

Watch all the volcanoes and earthquakes since 1960 hit around the world in one app

A stunning app put together by Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Project.

Newly-discovered fault in San Andreas may explain geologic mysteries

It might be a good thing… but we’re not sure yet.

How tsunamis form and why they can be so dangerous

Most waves form due to winds or tides, but tsunamis have a different cause altogether.

What is Gondwana

This is the story of the last in a breed of geological titans, a supercontinent we named Gondwana.

Scientists believe humans have started a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene

It’s a new time — geologically speaking, at least.

Beautiful Kinetic Artwork Sorts River Stones by Age

Fulfilling the job that scientists and unlucky undergrads have been doing for years, the kinetic machine Jller selects and sorts pebbles found on a 6 1/2 x 13 foot platform into a grid organized by geologic age. Without any assistance, the machine analyzes rocks based on their shape and sizes, understand their correct placement and transports them to the right place on

You can now travel in time and see how Earth’s geology changed

How did South America slot next to Africa? Where was my country a billion years ago?