geology

These are the mysterious growing stones found in Romania, known as Trovants.

Podcast Episode 98 l Romania’s Growing, Moving & Reproducing Stones

Podcast Episode 98 is on Romania's Growing, Moving & Reproducing Stones that are only found in one small town.

A giant Trovant. Trovants such as these are found only in Romania and have become such a tourist attraction that they are protected by UNESCO. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS (CC BY SA 3.0)

Trovants: The Stones That Move and Grow

Trovants are The Stones That Move and Grow, only found in a small town in Romania. Some people also think they reproduce.

The inner core began to decrease its speed around 2010, moving slower than the Earth’s surface. (USC Graphic/Edward Sotelo)

Earth’s Inner Core Slowing Down, New Study Reveals

USC scientists have proven that the Earth’s inner core is backtracking — slowing down — in relation to the planet’s surface, as shown in new research published Wednesday in Nature.

Derawar Fort is the best surviving example of the forts which used to guard desert caravan routes.

The Cholistan Desert And Ancient Civilisations

The Cholistan Desert And its Ancient Civilizations are part of the Pakistani landscape. Ancient civilisations have thrived there, and forts such as the Derawar fort have been built there for centuries...

Richat Structure: A topographic reconstruction scaled 6 to1 on the vertical axis from satellite photos. False colouring as follows: Brown bedrock, Yellow or white sand, Green vegetation, Blue salty sediments

Podcast Episode 85 l The Eye of the Sahara

Podcast Episode 85 is on The Eye of the Sahara, a geological structure found in the Saharan part of Mauritania in Africa.

Subdivision of the Triassic according to the ICS, as of 2021

Podcast Episode 84 l When it rained for two million years: Carnian Pluvial Event

Podcast Episode 84 is on When it rained for two million years, known as the Carnian Pluvial Event

Image of the Richat Structure, Eye of the Sahara, from the International Space Station, 17 December 2011

Meet the Eye of the Sahara

A structure known as the Eye of the Sahara is an ancient circular geological formation in the Sahara Desert. This intriguing phenomenon is known as the Richat Structure or Guel er Richat in Arabic and...

Image of ancient Earth with lightening and rain

The Carnian Pluvial Event

The Carnian Pluvial Event - A 2-Million-Year Period of Rain that Shaped Earth's History and may have facilitated the rise of the dinosaurs.