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Rivers can suddenly change course – scientists used 50 years of...

Vamsi Ganti, University of California Santa Barbara Throughout history, important cities around the world have flourished along river banks....

What causes a tsunami? An ocean scientist explains the physics of...

Sally Warner, Brandeis University On Jan. 15, 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga erupted, sending a tsunami...

The surface of Venus is cracked and moves like ice floating...

Paul K. Byrne, North Carolina State University The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

Bringing Mars rocks back to Earth: On Feb. 18, Perseverance Rover...

Jim Bell, Arizona State University Editor’s note: On Feb. 18, NASA’s Mars 2020 mission arrived at the red planet...

Where does beach sand come from?

David R. Montgomery, University of Washington Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

New evidence that an extraterrestrial collision 12,800 years ago triggered an...

Christopher R. Moore, University of South Carolina What kicked off the Earth’s rapid cooling 12,800 years ago? In the space of just a couple of years,...

Surveying archaeologists across the globe reveals deeper and more widespread roots...

Ben Marwick, University of Washington; Erle C. Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Lucas Stephens, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History,...

Drilling deeper wells is a band-aid solution to US groundwater woes

Debra Perrone, University of California, Santa Barbara and Scott Jasechko, University of California, Santa Barbara With memories of the wettest U.S. spring on record still...

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What lies beneath: To manage toxic contamination in cities, study their...

James R. Elliott, Rice University and Scott Frickel, Brown University Philadelphia’s hip Northern Liberties community is an old working-class neighborhood that has become a model...