Geology

A desert landscape with striped layers of sediment colors, from auburn to shades of brown.

Tracking fossils to follow Utah’s past climate

A paleontologist and her team documented over 600 new fossil finds from the Age of Mammals, a record in the multi-decade Uinta Basin Project.


Why geoscience matters

Geosciences is an integrative science, combining many disciplines and touching many aspects of our lives.


Unusual earthquakes highlight central Utah volcanoes

No sign of imminent eruption, researchers say, but quakes show activity in Black Rock Desert


Perseverance Rover’s journey to Mars

U alum Thomas Stucky, a KBRwyle engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center, talked about NASA’s mission to search for life on Mars—and prepare for future human explorers.


Fossil species named for U professor Kathleen Ritterbush

Name honors Ritterbush’s research in the rock formation where the fossil shell was found.


U partners with Taiwan universities for dual degree program

The agreement allows students studying geology or atmospheric science to concurrently earn degrees.


Utah’s land and life

Explore the Natural Museum of History’s exhibitions from the comfort of your own home.


A chemical mosaic under our feet

New research paints an intricate picture of how the Earth’s mantle is like a Jackson Pollock painting.


Seal conservation strategies

Chemical records in teeth confirm elusive Alaska lake seals are one of a kind.


Flying across America for POWs and for science

A geology professor explores the way water weaves through America—and into Americans’ very bones.