Geology

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Voyage of Time review – Terrence Malick awestruck in the face of existence
Malick’s mood-footnote to The Tree of Life sets visions of the dawn of the universe and mankind against a ludicrously solemn Brad Pitt voiceover

Peter Bradshaw

14, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Ammonites were jet set of the Mesozoic era, say scientists
Shelled creatures roamed oceans millions of years ago by jet propulsion, suggests innovative 3D imaging

Steven Morris

08, Dec, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Hot news from two billion years ago: plankton actually moved mountains
Our planet’s geology shaped life on Earth. But now scientists reveal it worked the other way around too

Robin McKie

05, Dec, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Earth’s first continents emerged from the ocean 700m years earlier than thought
Ancient rock forms suggest world’s first stable cratons rose above sea level more than 3bn years ago

Donna Lu

08, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Terrawatch: Earth’s ‘boring’ plate tectonics period
Curious report suggests calm thousand millennia of ‘Boring Billion’ was more lively than thought

Kate Ravilious

03, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Stop, look and listen: artists’ startling responses to the climate crisis
Dorset’s Inside Out festival brought audiences closer to nature with rock star-guided rambles, dirt-digging dances and a globe suspended in woodland

Chris Wiegand

27, Sep, 2021 @4:35 PM

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch review – colossal eco doc prettifies disaster
The visuals are impressive but, without giving them the necessary context, this ‘cinematic meditation’ on humanity’s environmental impact only serves to aestheticise destruction

Phuong Le

04, Sep, 2021 @9:14 AM

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Terrawatch: supercontinents and the search for habitable planets
Models of how the Earth could look in 250m years, with huge land masses and longer days, can help exoplanet hunters

Kate Ravilious

01, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Terrawatch: witnessing a ‘lava shield’ volcano form
Icelanders have been treated to a spectacular geological phenomenon with the Fagradalsfjall eruption

Kate Ravilious

07, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ancient tsunami could have wiped out Scottish cities today, study finds
Research maps the extent of the catastrophic Storegga tsunami 8,200 years ago for the first time

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

04, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: stalagmites help explain sixth-century water miracles
Samples from Italian cave provide nearly 1,000 years of data on how wet or dry the country was

Kate Ravilious

25, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Terrawatch: cities that change the shape of the planet
The weight of buildings in dense urban areas can lead to subsidence, with effects particularly marked by the coast

Kate Ravilious

07, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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