Earth Stories

The latest geological news stories from the UK and around the world

  • When size first mattered and why - 'giant' Edicarans. Read more
  • After 130 years, the dinosaur family tree gets dramatically redrawn - The Atlantic. Read more
  • A new hypothesis of dinosaur relationships and early dinosaur evolution - Nature Read more
  • The extinction event - A Naked Scientists interview with Dr David Norman Listen here
  • World's oldest muscle-fibre fossil reveals origin of legs Read more
  • Researchers found that Psittacosaurus would be well-camouflaged in forests Read More
  • Canada’s 10th geological World Heritage Site - Mistaken Point Read More
  • Six amazing dinosaur discoveries that changed the world Read More
  • Mysterious footprint fossils point to dancing dinosaur mating ritual Read More
  • Naturalists are becoming an endangered species Read More
  • Sex life of ancient Fractofusus organism revealed Read More
  • Is iron rain the reason why Earth and the moon are so different? Read More
  • Centre of the earth seems turned on it's side Read More
  • The winners and losers of ocean acidification Read More
  • New three-dimensional reconstructions show how some of the earliest animals on Earth developed. Read More
  • A new fossil discovery identifies the earliest evidence for animals with muscles. Read More
  • Iceland volcano: New quakes raise concern over large eruption Read More
  • The world’s weirdest creature finds descendants in cuddly velvet worms Read More
  • Dinosaurs that led to birds were shrinking for millions of years. Read more.
  • New fossil find pinpoints the origin of jaws in vertebrates. Read more
  • Scientists at work: revealing strange fossils from the first carnival of animals on Earth more
  • Volcano eruptions have deep origins read more
  • How Earth became a jigsaw puzzle read more
  • Oldest Cardiovascular System Found in Ancient Shrimplike Creature read more
  • Minerals preserved in diamond have revealed hints of the bright blue rocks that exist deep within the Earth. read more
  • Resurrecting dinosaurs with medical scanners and 3D printers read more
  • The turtle that ate with a straw! read more
  • Sparkling meteorite provides a glimpse of Martian history. read more




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Dec 1, 2018

Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to the North-West Passage has often been in the news ever since he left England on the 19th May, 1845 never to return. Successive searches throughout the 19th century eventually found artefacts and human remains. But it was not until 2014 the wreck of Franklin’s ship, HMS Erebus was found and two years later the wreck of HMS Terror. Now the extraordinary story of HMS Erebus is receiving new publicity thanks to the publication of Michael Palin’s new book – ‘Erebus : the story of a ship’. Whilst the earliest searches did not find any traces of Franklin and his crew, one of them, led by Captain Kellett did find a superb mammoth tusk, which is now part of the Sedgwick Museum’s Ice Age display.


Nov 29, 2018

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, has appointed its first full-time director.