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Earth`s crust movement not constant over time, shows study

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 15:58

In what could provide a new explanation for the speed of evolution and has implications for the interpretation of climate models, researchers have found that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth`s crust may not be constant over time.

Jigsaw puzzle of past supercontinent Gondwana solved

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 11:00

A new study has revealed the past position of the Australian, Antarctic and Indian tectonic plates, demonstrating how they formed the supercontinent Gondwana 165 million years ago.

Cause of congestion in Earth`s mantle revealed

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 13:15

Mineralogists of the Universities Jena and Bayreuth have provided explanation to why plate tectonics stagnate in some places.

Mars may have been inhabited by microorganisms: Study

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 13:12

All the ingredients that support life were present just below the surface of Mars for much of the red planet`s history, a new study has claimed.

Hawaiian Islands `dissolving from within`

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 17:05

Oahu’s Koolau and Waianae mountains will be reduced to nothing more than a flat, low-lying island like Midway someday.

Plate tectonics like on Earth also exist on Mars

Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012, 16:25

Earlier most scientists thought that plate tectonics existed nowhere in our solar system except on Earth.