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Small and cold, Mars has long been considered a dead planet. But a series of recent discoveries has forced scientists to rethink how recently its insides stopped churning — if they ever stopped at all.
An exercise in pure mathematics has led to a wide-ranging theory of how the world comes together.
The “pinball” model of a slipping fault line borrows from the mathematics of avalanches.
The paleontologist Pincelli Hull has nailed down the timing and speed of the extinction that killed off the dinosaurs — details that carry ominous warnings for today.
After successfully predicting laboratory earthquakes, a team of geophysicists has applied a machine learning algorithm to quakes in the Pacific Northwest.
Subatomic particles called muons are thought to have streamed through the atmosphere and irradiated megafauna like the monster shark megalodon.
Dark matter may occasionally interact with minerals in the earth, leaving telltale tracks that physicists hope to decipher.