The big picture of the Kilauea eruption
A University of Melbourne expert explains what the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano can tell us about what’s happening deep in the Earth’s crust.
Why parts of Earth have barely changed in 3 billion years
University of Melbourne geologists have shown how strong cratons formed billions of years ago, when Earth transitioned from a volcanic state to plate tectonics.
Creating Pandora on Earth
China’s famous Zhangjiajie rocks may look like scenery from Avatar, but University of Melbourne research finds water, tectonics and time created this wonder.
Stories from the field: Madagascar
PhD student Catherine Wheller visited this enigmatic African island of Madagascar in search of rocks that hold the key to the formation of Gondwana.
Is Bhutan’s earthquake hiatus over?
After centuries with no major earthquake, new research suggests Bhutan’s luck may be running out.
The man who smashes diamonds for science
A video shows an 8-carat diamond being smashed with a hammer, part of a new technique to track down the source of some of the world’s most spectacular diamond
Sinkholes: What on earth’s happening?
It might seem as if sinkholes are opening up everywhere around us, but scientists say it’s down to a mix of factors, from geology to human behaviour.
Is this the oldest rock art in the world?
The Kimberley Foundation of Australia has produced a stunning video about a team of scientists and their quest to date ancient Indigenous rock art.