John Van Ackeren

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A Pair of Tremors Highlight the Different Types of West Coast Earthquakes

It was a day for quake, rattle, and roll on the west coast when small earthquakes hit both Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday. While …

Geology

Scientists have used groundbreaking technology to figure out how the Earth looked a billion years ago

By the time Dietmar Mueller arrived at the University of Texas as a graduate student in the mid-1980s, scientists had already long embraced a once-astonishing idea: that the continents on which all human history has unfolded, rather than fixtures of constancy, were orphans of a former grand …

Earth Science

New Evidence Is Challenging What We Know About the Deadliest Mass Extinction in History

The extinction at the end of the Permian period 252 million years ago was one of the darkest chapters in the history of life. Up to 96% of all marine …

Paleontology

Surprises emerge as scientists map the tectonic plate that could cause ‘The Big One’

For the first time ever, scientists have gotten a full picture of the plate that is pushing its way under the Pacific Northwestern coast and putting …

Bet You've Never Heard of These 13 Insane Places on Earth

It is no secret that Mother Earth is a terrifying and beautiful force – but sometimes we discover things that highlight her sheer power more than …

13 Geologic Wonders Of The Natural World

From subtle changes in geochemistry to massive volcanoes, the geologic wonders of the world never cease to amaze . Here we span the earth to find the best natural wonders of the world, both in their importance to geology and in their awesome beauty. If you yearn for adventure, get ready to add a …

All 50 States, Ranked by Their Beer

It's a great time to be drinking beer in America. Not that it was ever, you know, a BAD time to be doing that necessarily, but with craft breweries …

Beer