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Plate tectonics are the driving force behind Earth's continental configurations, with the lithosphere (oceanic and continental crusts and upper mantle) moving due to convection processes occurring in the softer underlying asthenospheric mantle. Many earthquakes, volcanic eruptions...

How old are South African fossils like the Taung Child? Study offers an answer

One hundred years ago, the discovery of a skull in South Africa's North West province altered our understanding of human evolution. The juvenile skull was dubbed the Taung Child by Raymond Dart, an anatomist at the...

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon that could be used to shelter future explorers

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that could house future astronauts. An Italian-led team reported Monday...

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MARS

NASA's Mars InSight Lander may be resting on the Red Planet in retirement, but data from the robotic explorer is still leading to seismic discoveries on Earth. In one of the latest studies using data from the...

Tracing millions of years of geologic stress in the Andean Plateau

The Andean Plateau in South America rises, on average, more than 4,000 meters above sea level, formed by orogenic uplift that began more than 20 million years ago. Orogeny occurs at convergent plate margins as compressed...

How old are South African fossils like the Taung Child? Study offers an answer

One hundred years ago, the discovery of a skull in South Africa's North West province altered our understanding of human evolution. The juvenile skull was dubbed the Taung Child by Raymond Dart, an anatomist at the...

PALEONTOLOGY

Brazilian researchers discover dinosaur fossil after heavy rains in Rio Grande do Sul

A team of Brazilian scientists has discovered a fossilized skeleton of what they believe is one of the world's oldest dinosaurs after heavy rains in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul accelerated the natural...
The Andean Plateau in South America rises, on average, more than 4,000 meters above sea level, formed by orogenic uplift that began more than 20 million years ago. Orogeny occurs at convergent plate margins as compressed...

How old are South African fossils like the Taung Child? Study offers an answer

One hundred years ago, the discovery of a skull in South Africa's North West province altered our understanding of human evolution. The juvenile skull was dubbed the Taung Child by Raymond Dart, an anatomist at the...

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Brazilian researchers discover dinosaur fossil after heavy rains in Rio Grande do Sul

A team of Brazilian scientists has discovered a fossilized skeleton of what they believe is one of the world's oldest dinosaurs after heavy rains...

Tracing millions of years of geologic stress in the Andean Plateau

The Andean Plateau in South America rises, on average, more than 4,000 meters above sea level, formed by orogenic uplift that began more than...

How old are South African fossils like the Taung Child? Study offers an answer

One hundred years ago, the discovery of a skull in South Africa's North West province altered our understanding of human evolution. The juvenile skull...

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon that could be used to shelter future explorers

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there...

A walking balloon could one day explore Titan—or Earth’s sea floor

Novel ways to move on other celestial bodies always draw the attention of the space exploration community. Here at UT, we've reported on everything...

Gnatalie is the only green-boned dinosaur found on the planet. She will be on display in LA

The latest dinosaur being mounted at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles is not only a member of a new species—it's also the...