Crucial Geological Proxy May Be Misinterpreted
November 11, 2019
Many inferences about past climate and evolution depend on a measurement with dubious interpretations.
Wood Buried Under Ocean Floor Thousands of Miles at Sea
October 22, 2019
Wood chips hundreds of feet deep in ocean sediments have been found. How did they get there?
Surprises in the Chicxulub Tale of Dino Extinction
June 5, 2018
Did an asteroid hit in the Yucatan explain the demise of the dinosaurs? New drilling in the crater has brought some surprises.
Are Paleomagnetic Measurements Reliable?
February 19, 2016
Dating of past geophysical history depends on magnetic measurements that may be in error.
Geology Fail: The Problem with Proxies
June 25, 2015
Using an observable data set as a stand-in for a theoretical model can be misleading, as several new geology papers illustrate.
Geologists Have Underestimated Catastrophes
April 25, 2015
One Colorado storm in 2013 caused hundreds or thousands of years' worth of mountain erosion. This is causing a rethink on the power of catastrophic events.
"Very Unreal and Fantastic": Electric Cables Created by Bacteria
November 10, 2012
Researchers discovered bacteria at the ocean floor that conduct electrons at distances more than a centimeter through elaborate cables.