Measuring a mountain relies on an incredibly tedious, and relatively low-tech series of trigonometric equations.
Hundreds of climbers form lines to attempt to push for the summit and this past weekend the results were deadly.
Scientists in India are planning to measure Mount Everest again, in order to settle the question of whether it shrank in the last earthquake.
The dinosaur-killing Chicxulub impact triggered a months-long mega-earthquake that left its mark in the rock.
Analysis of DNA samples collected from beneath the seafloor in Antarctica has revealed that some of the ancient genetic material could be around 1 million years old.
After the "Great Dying" at the end of the Permian period, life was slow to recover. The loss of a group of tiny marine organisms might explain why.
Here are the measurements for the deepest depths in each of the world's five oceans, and a look at the unique animals that live in these deep zones.
The subterranean structures could provide clues about how modern ice sheets will react to climate change.
New research suggests that the asteroid responsible for forming Earth's largest impact crater was even bigger than researchers had previously estimated.
The dinosaur-killing asteroid triggered mile-high monster waves and waters that reached the world over.
Trees generally snap, or at least lose a few branches, when faced with hurricane-strength winds. Not palm trees. These staples of the tropics typically bend during gusty weather.