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Earth had oxygen 800 million years earlier than thought

The atmosphere contained oxygen 3.8 billion years ago, raising new questions about the history of life on Earth.

Half of Amazon Rainforests on the verge of extinction

Up to 57 per cent of all tree species in the Amazon Rainforest are on the verge of extinction, shows new research.

Scientists discover the cause behind prehistoric climate change

Scientists now know why the climate underwent dramatic changes at the end of the last Ice Age.

Underground animal world crucial for life above ground

New study shows that subterranean bacteria, worms, and beetles play a critical role in climate and plant life above ground.

Mega volcanoes caused earthquakes in the UK and Denmark

Geologists used to think that a massive meteorite strike 201 million years ago had left its mark in rock formations in England but new research points to extreme volcanic eruptions as the actual culprit.

Scientists construct climate model for the core of the Earth

For the last year, three satellites have been collecting data about the Earth's magnetism. According to the scientists the enormous quantities of data are extremely detailed and can help them build models to better understand the Earth's magnetic field.

Study: we have pushed Earth beyond its limits

Four out of nine planetary boundaries have already been exceeded.

A symphony of stars

A researcher has composed a piece of music that plays for seven consecutive years based on how gigantic antennas on the Earth rotate to find the most powerful stars in space.

Martian meteorites are over 4 billion years old

A lengthy debate is thus concluded, the scientists claim.

Volcano opened the ocean

A volcanic eruption deep in the mantle forewarned the start of the formation of the Atlantic Ocean between Norway and Greenland.