New extremely distant Solar System object found during hunt for Planet X
Carnegie’s Scott Sheppard and his colleagues—Northern Arizona University’s Chad Trujillo, and the University of Hawaii’s David Tholen—are once again redefining our SolarRead more.
Hurricane Florence -Currently moving across the Atlantic Ocean and toward the east coast of the United States
Hurricane Florence is currently a powerful Category 4 hurricane over the Atlantic Ocean, threatening the Southeastern United States and theRead more.
What makes diamonds blue ?
Blue diamonds—like the world-famous Hope Diamond at the National Museum of Natural History—formed up to four times deeper in theRead more.
Brazil’s National Museum Engulfed by a massive Fire !
Brazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum, Brazil’s National Museum has been consumed by a massive fire destroyingRead more.
When Did Human Feet Become “Made for Walking”?
How and when did early humans start walking upright? For clues, researchers have been looking at feet—and, more specifically, atRead more.
Mountains in Motion !
The Alps are on the go: The mountain range drifts northwards an average of one-half millimeter every year and risesRead more.
228 Million years old Fossil Turtle didn’t have a shell yet, but had the first Toothless Turtle Beak !
There are a couple of key features that make a turtle a turtle: its shell, for one, but also itsRead more.
Geologists uncover new clues about largest Mass Extinction ever
A new study could help explain the driving force behind the largest mass extinction in the history of earth, knownRead more.
A timescale for the origin and evolution of all of life on Earth
A new study led by scientists from the University of Bristol has used a combination of genomic and fossil dataRead more.
Old Species Learn New Tricks Very Slowly
A quick look at the fossil record shows that no species lasts forever. On average, most species exist for aroundRead more.
Diving Robots find that Antarctic seas release surprising amounts of Carbon Dioxide in Winter
The Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica is regarded by scientists as a large and crucial absorber of carbon dioxide from theRead more.
Corals and Algae go back further than previously thought, all the way to Jurassic Period
Algae and corals have been leaning on each other since dinosaurs roamed the earth, much longer than had been previouslyRead more.
Oldest-ever Igneous Meteorite Contains Clues to Planet Building Blocks
Scientists believe the solar system was formed some 4.6 billion years ago when a cloud of gas and dust collapsedRead more.
Yosemite granite “tells a different story” story about Earth’s geologic history
A team of scientists including Carnegie’s Michael Ackerson and Bjørn Mysen revealed that granites from Yosemite National Park contain mineralsRead more.
A dozen new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one “oddball”
Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter have been found—11 “normal” outer moons, and one that they’re calling an “oddball.” This bringsRead more.