The rock people

Do you think geologists play with rocks all day? Wrong! Patricia Mascarenhas explores the scope of this rocking career.

Australia`s ancient volcanic eruptions caused first mass extinction 510mn yrs ago

A Curtin University researcher has revealed that Australia`s deadly eruptions, which occurred over 510 million years ago, were the significant reason behind the climate change that caused history`s first known mass extinction.

Greenland`s ice sheet was smaller 3,000-5,000 years ago

Scientists have said that Greenland`s shrunken ice sheet was smaller than today about 3-5,000 years ago.

Volcanic eruptions may have caused mass extinction 250 mn years ago

Researchers have suggested that the mass extinction at the end of the Permian period, about 250 million years ago, was triggered by contemporaneous volcanic eruptions in Siberia.

15 distinct regions identified in Antarctica

Scientists have identified 15 distinct regions of Antarctica and its near-shore islands.

`Quake on India-China border on April 14-16`

More earthquakes are possible to hit parts of Asia, including Japan and the Chinese border with India.

Rocky Mountains may have been ‘formed by giant suction’

The Rockies may have been formed when a giant suction created a counter force that thrust the mountains upward.

Who invented geology?

Geologists now saying that Copernicus had invented the field of geology.