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Turns Out, Venus (Almost) Has Tectonic Plates

Underneath Venus’ acid clouds and crushing atmospheric pressure lies a rocky surface studded with geological mysteries.Sometimes called Earth’s “sister planet” because it’s a...

As The West’s ‘Mega-Heat Wave’ Peaks, Satellite Imagery Reveals Explosive Growth of Wildfires

The record-shattering heat wave currently scorching a vast swath of the western United States would have been considered extreme even if it had...

The Human Epoch: When Did the Anthropocene Begin?

This article appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of Discover magazine as "The Anthropocene’s Ancient Origins." Subscribe for more stories like these.There’s no doubt humans are at...

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