What’s Fueling Today’s Extreme Fires
A geophysicist breaks down the elements of wildfires.
The Mother of All Accidents
Odds are, if an asteroid hadn’t crashed into Earth, we wouldn’t be here.
Digging Deeper Into Holocaust History
What geoscientists are uncovering in Eastern Europe.
Dawn of the Heliocene
Why the next geological epoch should be named for when we tapped the sun’s energy.
Uncovering the Spark of Life
What finding life on Mars could tell us about our own origins.
These Maps Reveal Earth’s Unspoiled Places
A revolution in archaeology is happening just when we need it most.
What Happens to Google Maps When Tectonic Plates Move?
Earth’s tremors can tweak your GPS coordinates.
Why We’re Drawn Into Darkness
Author Robert MacFarlane on the awe and horror of subterranean places.
Why Most Planets Will Either Be Lush or Dead
The Gaia hypothesis implies that once alien life takes hold, it will flourish.
The Queer Ecology of the Colombian Civil War
Meet the transgendered ecologist helping her country move past years of conflict.