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Fossil Scars Capture Dinosaur Headbutts - Scientific American

Fossil Scars Capture Dinosaur HeadbuttsScientific AmericanThe work, presented this week at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's annual meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, started with just one pachycephalosaur fossil.
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If Jurassic Park Were In Different Geological Eras

Let's just be glad they chose the Jurassic period. See more http://www.collegehumor.com LIKE us on: http://www.facebook.com/collegehumor FOLLOW us on: http:/...
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Venus may be an epic volcano hotspot

New evidence has revealed that the surface of Venus may be an active volcanic hotspot, spewing hot lava from superheated rocks.  Geologists studying thermal imaging data captured by the Venus Express spacecraft spotted spikes in temperature...
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Precarious existence in shadow of Indonesian volcano - Phys.Org

Precarious existence in shadow of Indonesian volcano - Phys.Org | Geology | Scoop.it
When Indonesian farmer Elfi Dalimunthe fled to safety last week as a volcano hurled hot ash and rocks across the sky, it marked the third time she was forced to abandon her home in recent years.
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New research shows Earth's core contains 90 percent of Earth's sulfur

New research shows Earth's core contains 90 percent of Earth's sulfur | Geology | Scoop.it
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So perhaps there is some truth in the old legends of the underworld reeking of brimstone (or sulphur, as it is now called)?
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Historical sunspot numbers are about to be given an adjustment

Historical sunspot numbers are about to be given an adjustment | Geology | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Some commenters got the wrong idea about this article, see the footnote. Our resident solar physicist Dr.
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New Microbe Research Could Improve Produced Water Reuse Practice in Fracking

New Microbe Research Could Improve Produced Water Reuse Practice in Fracking | Geology | Scoop.it
New research on how bacteria behave in produced water could affect the way fluid from shale gas operations is handled and reused.
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New human ancestor discovered near fossil of 'Lucy'

New human ancestor discovered near fossil of 'Lucy' | Geology | Scoop.it
Australopithecus deyiremeda lived about 3.4 million years ago in northern Ethiopia, around the same time and place as Australopithecus afarensis.
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Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia

Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia | Geology | Scoop.it
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A new work based on 3-D supercomputer simulations of earthquake data has found hidden rock structures deep under East Asia. Researchers from China, Canada, and the U.S.
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Asteroids boiled young Earth's oceans

Asteroids boiled young Earth's oceans | Geology | Scoop.it
At least two asteroids hit Earth 3.3 billion years ago. This superheated the atmosphere, boiled the oceans and shaped how early life evolved.
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Shell Approval May Trigger Resource Race In The Arctic

Shell Approval May Trigger Resource Race In The Arctic | Geology | Scoop.it
With Shell’s Arctic drilling campaign receiving initial federal approval, the race to exploit the vast offshore resources there is heating up massively
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Yale Researchers Illuminate Major Evolutionary Patterns of Snakes

Yale Researchers Illuminate Major Evolutionary Patterns of Snakes | Geology | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from Yale University analyzed snake genomes, modern snake anatomy, and information from the fossil record, generating a family tree for living and extinct snakes and illuminating major evolutionary patterns that have played...
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Clues to Prehistoric Global Warming Locked in Subterranian Caves

Clues to Prehistoric Global Warming Locked in Subterranian Caves | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
 
The Holocene Climate Optimum was a period of global climate warming that occurred between six to nine thousand years ago.
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Mercury's 4-Billion Year-Old Magnetic Field Reveals Planet's Past

Mercury's 4-Billion Year-Old Magnetic Field Reveals Planet's Past | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
 
New data from MESSENGER, the spacecraft that orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet a week ago, reveals Mercury's magnetic field is almost four billion years old.
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The Moon is shrouded in a weird cloud of comet dust

The Moon is shrouded in a weird cloud of comet dust | Geology | Scoop.it

The Moon is cloaked in a constant, asymmetric cloud of dust, Nasa scientists have discovered -- and it's likely that the cloud is caused by passing comets.

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Canadian Museum of Nature unveils ancient limbed fish fossil

Canadian Museum of Nature unveils ancient limbed fish fossil | Geology | Scoop.it
The Canadian Museum of Nature is welcoming home about 60 fossils of Tiktaalik Roseae, a prehistoric fish-like creature that was discovered on Ellesmere Island in 2004.
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Incredible Time-Lapse of a Massive Volcano Eruption

Incredible Time-Lapse of a Massive Volcano Eruption | Geology | Scoop.it
On April 22, 2015, the Chilean volcano Calbuco erupted, providing the most dramatic and awe-inspiring photographs I’ve ever seen of such an event.
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Earthquakes: The rise and fall of an island

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Earthquakes: The rise and fall of an island
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When the strain finally exceeds the fault strength an earthquake occurs and the crust elastically rebounds, snapping back to an undistorted state.
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Only carnivores could handle Late Triassic tropics

Only carnivores could handle Late Triassic tropics | Geology | Scoop.it
Why didn't big, warm-blooded dinosaurs live in the tropics for roughly 30 million years? They couldn't take the heat.
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Galapagos volcano sets the night sky ablaze

Galapagos volcano sets the night sky ablaze | Geology | Scoop.it
An eruption this week on the Galapagos islands threatened the region's iconic wildlife – but it now seems to be in the clearincluding the world's only population of pink iguana
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Fish fossils found in Calgary 'really significant': paleontologist

Fish fossils found in Calgary 'really significant': paleontologist | Geology | Scoop.it
Fish fossils recovered from a Calgary housing development site are from the Paskapoo Formation, which is around 60 million years old.
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Eurasian Minerals Reports Initial Resource Estimate and Project Approvals for the Malmyzh Copper-Gold Porphyry Project, Far East Russia

Eurasian Minerals Reports Initial Resource Estimate and Project Approvals for the Malmyzh Copper-Gold Porphyry Project, Far East Russia | Geology | Scoop.it
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 26, 2015) - Eurasian Minerals Inc. (the "Company" or "EMX") (TSX VENTURE:EMX)(NYSE
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Earth-like planets are more likely to orbit Sun-like stars than lower-mass stars

Earth-like planets are more likely to orbit Sun-like stars than lower-mass stars | Geology | Scoop.it
Simulations by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University indicate that Earth-like planets are more likely to be found orbiting Sun-like stars rather than lower-mass stars that are currently targeted, in terms of water...
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Tracing the origin of ancient water flows on Mars in the lab

Tracing the origin of ancient water flows on Mars in the lab | Geology | Scoop.it
For centuries, scientists have wondered how water channels on Mars formed. Our model suggests that they were caused by water erupting from subsurface lakes on the ancient planet.
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When did geology open a road for species to move between the Americas?

When did geology open a road for species to move between the Americas? | Geology | Scoop.it
New study shows species migration timing more in line with recent geology news.
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Google Earth Reveals Geoglyphs in Kazakhstan

Google Earth Reveals Geoglyphs in Kazakhstan | Geology | Scoop.it

“You open Google Earth and spend hours looking through the territory, and if you’re lucky, you find something,” archaeologist Dr. Irina Shevnina said of the discovery in an email to Hyperallergic. “The geoglyphs were found quite by accident, though such monuments in Kazakhstan were not unknown.”


Via Andre Castaybert, YEC Geo
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The article goes on to cite other interesting discoveries by "armchair archaeologists"--thanks, Google!