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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.

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 Last of the Earthquake Predictors

A handful of underfunded researchers still believe science can defy the odds.

In Search of Life’s Smoking Gun

A journey to the underwater volcanoes where life may have erupted.

The Last Drop of Water in Broken Hill

In the Australian outback, the future of drought has come early.

The Sinkhole Hunters

In sprawling Florida, one group of geologists is never short on business.