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Mars volcano has been active for two billion years

A volcano on Mars has been active for two billion years, according to new analyses of a meteorite from the Red Planet.

This rock switches colours in an instant

Sodalite deposits are found on South Greenland, Canada, Russia and other countries including Norway, and are famous for their chemical colour tricks.

Underground valleys discovered in Denmark

Denmark is riddled with underground valleys created during the last ice age, shows new research.

New theory explains formation of unique rocks

Scientists have discovered how unique rocks in a meteor crater in South Africa formed. It is a big step forward, say scientists.

World’s oldest fossils discovered in Greenland

GREENLAND: Scientists have discovered bacterial structures in 3.7 billion year-old rocks in Greenland, indicating that life began earlier than previously thought.

How volcanos collapse

A unique set of data collected during the largest European volcanic eruption in over 200 years captured the inner workings of a rare event--the collapse of a volcanic crater.

Greenland wants ruby birth certificates

GREENLAND: Geologists in Greenland are developing methods to determine the place of origin of rubies and sapphires, and hope to boost their exports of these precious stones.

Remote corner of Greenland mapped in 3D

GREENLAND: Geologists have mapped a remote corner of northern Greenland in 3D for the first time and discovered new information about events that happened millions of years ago.

See what life is like when you study climate change in Greenland

Scientists study uncharted waters and living fossils to document sea ice melt in Northeast Greenland.

Detecting avalanches with satellite radar

Satellite imagery that can penetrate fog, darkness and storms to detect old and recent avalanche tracks has the potential to help improve avalanche forecasting across Europe.