Category: Geology

Our Story in 6 Minutes

Our Story in 6 Minutes

I have compressed billions of years into 6 minutes. This is our story as revealed by science.

What If 7,000,000,000 People Jumped At Once?

What If 7,000,000,000 People Jumped At Once?

What would happened if 7 000 000 000 people on planet Earth jumped at the same time?

Noah’s Ark Found

Noah’s Ark Found

God tells Noah in the Bible before the time of Jesus Christ to build an Ark and save the world from a flood – this Ark may have been found along with the graves...

Climate change did not “cause” Harvey or Irma, but it’s a huge part of the story

Climate change did not “cause” Harvey or Irma, but it’s a huge part of the story

Climate is not central, but by the same token it is grossly irresponsible to leave climate out of the story, for the simple reason that climate change is, as the US military puts it,...

Plate Tectonics May Have Begun a Billion Years After Earth’s Birth

Plate Tectonics May Have Begun a Billion Years After Earth’s Birth

Precisely what Earth looked like before plate tectonics, which drive these chunks of crust around, bumping and grinding into one another, is an open question. During the Archean eon 4 billion to 2.5 billion years...

Spread of Simian Flu: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 1)

Spread of Simian Flu: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 1)

Amidst a widespread viral outbreak known as the ‘Simian Flu’, a mother is quarantined after testing positive for the virus, leaving her husband and daughter to fend for themselves.

Satellites Tracking Powerful Hurricane Maria From Space

Satellites Tracking Powerful Hurricane Maria From Space

The storm’s impending arrival has forced the huge Arecibo Observatory, a 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) radio dish in Puerto Rico, to cease operations through Thursday (Sept. 21). The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite — a joint effort...

Was the Origin of Life a Fluke? Or Was It Physics?

Was the Origin of Life a Fluke? Or Was It Physics?

Understanding the origin of life is arguably one of the most compelling quests for humanity. This quest has inevitably moved beyond the puzzle of life on Earth to whether there’s life elsewhere in the...

As Oceans Alkalized, Life Developed Bones and Shells

As Oceans Alkalized, Life Developed Bones and Shells

A critical feature of many multicellular lifeforms on Earth are hard, biological structures, such as animal bones and snail shells that are made from minerals. Multicellular organisms, such as animals, plants and fungi are all...

Origins of Mysterious Indonesian ‘Hobbits’ Revealed

Origins of Mysterious Indonesian ‘Hobbits’ Revealed

According to one prevailing but contentious theory, the hobbits descended from the larger Homo erectus, the first hominid to have modern human proportions, whose remains can be found on the nearby Indonesian island of...