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On Saturday, a Chinese lunar probe made the first soft landing anyone's made on the moon since 1976.
Polar-bear dens, where mama bears raise young cubs during the harsh Alaska winters, could be identified using laser technology, new research suggests.
Australian geologists have discovered kimberlite - a volcanic rock that often bears the precious gems - for the first time on the vast, frozen continent.
The face of the Earth changed dramatically in 2013. Natural disasters, war and other human activities left geographic scars that Landsat satellites viewed from their orbits.
An aerial view of the sinkhole that occurred near the Akzo Salt mine after the 1994 collapse.
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit south-central Kansas on Monday, rattling windows and doors, but causing no reported damage or injuries.
Photographs of Woody's Cove , the approximately 50-meter high headwall of Stubby Canyon, the downstream-most waterfall at Pointed Canyon, fluted and polished notch at the rim of Stubby Canyon, ups Nearly 50,000 years ago, a megaflood may have washed across the area that is now Idaho, carving a gorge - a discovery that could explain similar canyons ... (more)
This May 26, 2012 file photo shows tourists gathering to view the eruption of Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park.
The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 1 2 times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study.
Enormous earthquakes `are missing' from records 13:47 13/12/2013 » SOCIETY The Earth could have been struck by many more huge earthquakes in its recent history than was previously thought, scientists say, according to the BBC.
Communities and coastal habitats in the southern Chesapeake Bay region face increased flooding because, as seawater levels are rising in the bay, the land surface is also sinking.
Climate scientists are fond of global models that try to answer how much the whole planet is going to warm up in a given time period.
State geologists are conducting an extensive investigation at the scene of a rockslide that killed two people in a small Utah town outside Zion National Park to assess whether there's any continuing risk.
The recently announced Uinta acquisition by Ultra Petroleum is notable for two metrics: exceptionally high projected drilling returns and stratospheric price paid per undeveloped acre.
Shanghai: China landed an unmanned rover on the moon, making the Asian nation the third country after the US and the Soviet Union to touch down a spacecraft on the lunar surface.
Despite pre-mission announcements about a planned landing in the "Bay of Rainbows" , the spacecraft actually set down in the northern region of the "Sea of Rains" , the far eastern edge of its designated landing box.