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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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Earthquake scientists go to Himalayas for seismic research

Earthquake scientists go to Himalayas for seismic research | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists have been trying to make sense of out of what makes the earth move for centuries. The earthquake disaster in Nepal on April 25 brings attention to human frailty in the face of Mother Nature.
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Alien Volcanoes on 'Super Earth' May Explain Wild Temperature Swings

Alien Volcanoes on 'Super Earth' May Explain Wild Temperature Swings | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers found that temperatures on the "super Earth" exoplanet 55 Cancri e varied by nearly a factor of three between 2011 and 2013. One possible explanation for this huge variability is massive volcanism, astronomers said.
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An Obscure African Plant Grows Only Over Rock That Could Hide Diamonds

An Obscure African Plant Grows Only Over Rock That Could Hide Diamonds | Geology | Scoop.it
Diamonds you’re familiar with. Pandanus candelabrum, not so much. And until recently, botanists didn’t pay much attention to this rare, palm-like plant from West Africa either. But the discovery that P.
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Earthquake! Your Smartphone Could Give an Early Warning

Earthquake! Your Smartphone Could Give an Early Warning | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown that jiggling GPS-equipped phones could someday deliver early warnings of earthquakes.
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How lowlands drought contributed to Mayan downfall

How lowlands drought contributed to Mayan downfall | Geology | Scoop.it
It must have been a time of great hardship and struggle for the ancient Maya civilization. The land was parched and dry as the devastating effects of climate change on brought a great drought.
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Oldest fossils controversy resolved

Oldest fossils controversy resolved | Geology | Scoop.it
Bristol, UK (SPX) Apr 22, 2015 - New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from the University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and UWA (the University of Western Australia) is set to finally resol...
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Crude Oil Production to Rise Through 2020, Reducing Net Petroleum Imports

Crude Oil Production to Rise Through 2020, Reducing Net Petroleum Imports | Geology | Scoop.it
The US Energy Information Administration reported that in its recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO 2015), it noted the EIA expects US crude oil production to rise through 2020 as oil prices recover, reducing net petroleum...
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Carbon dioxide could be turned into a huge underground battery

Carbon dioxide could be turned into a huge underground battery | Geology | Scoop.it
Storing excess energy with carbon dioxide compressed underground could help even out our energy flow and clean up the atmosphere
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Oldest Known Human Ancestors May Have Had Precision Grip Capabilities

Oldest Known Human Ancestors May Have Had Precision Grip Capabilities | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers present a kinematic model of thumb–index precision grip and manipulative movement based on bony hand morphology in a broad sample of extant primates and fossil hominins, revealing that even the oldest available fossil hominins may have...
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A Geologic History of an Ancient Martian Lake System in Jezero Crater

A Geologic History of an Ancient Martian Lake System in Jezero Crater | Geology | Scoop.it
Using NASA data, researchers from Brown University created a geologic history of flowing water on the surface of Mars.
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Inshore corals prove resilient to sediments

Inshore corals prove resilient to sediments | Geology | Scoop.it
Inshore corals may be better able to cope with natural and human-induced sediment resuspension events than previously thought, according to a local researcher.
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Uninhabited Scottish island continues to supply bulk of curling rocks

Uninhabited Scottish island continues to supply bulk of curling rocks | Geology | Scoop.it
Granite still used in construction of 60 to 70 per cent of curling stones in play today
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Goce gravity boost to geothermal hunt

Goce gravity boost to geothermal hunt | Geology | Scoop.it
Observations from space assist the search for new locations to site geothermal power stations.
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Mississippi megafloods wiped out biggest ancient Native American civilisation of Cahokia

Mississippi megafloods wiped out biggest ancient Native American civilisation of Cahokia | Geology | Scoop.it
Rise and decline of 1,500-year-old civilisation linked to huge flooding of Mississippi River.
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Feathery fossils peg early birds to even earlier date

Feathery fossils peg early birds to even earlier date | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists in China report a new fossil species: the oldest member yet of the evolutionary branch that produced modern birds.
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Farmer in Australia finds 'perfect' fossil of ancient sea predator

Farmer in Australia finds 'perfect' fossil of ancient sea predator | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists believe five-foot jawbone fossil found in Australia is more than 100 million years old and belonged to a baby Kronosaurus Queenslandicus
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True ages of rocks might be distorted through Earth's history

True ages of rocks might be distorted through Earth's history | Geology | Scoop.it
Rocks do not loose their memory during Earth history but their true ages might be distorted: even under ultra high-temperature metamorphic conditions exceeding 1200°C zircon maintains its lead content accumulated during radioactive decay of uranium...
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Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling | Geology | Scoop.it
A seismology team led by Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, finds that high volumes of wastewater injection combined with saltwater (brine) extraction from natural gas wells is the most likely cause of earthquakes occurring near Azle,...
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Fossil Teeth Suggest Humans Played Role in Neanderthal Extinction

Fossil Teeth Suggest Humans Played Role in Neanderthal Extinction | Geology | Scoop.it
Modern humans may have arrived in Western Europe at about the same time as Neanderthals went extinct there, according to fossil teeth. The findings suggest modern humans caused the demise of Neanderthals, either directly or indirectly.
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Ocean acidification drove Earth's largest mass extinction

Ocean acidification drove Earth's largest mass extinction | Geology | Scoop.it
New evidence suggests that ocean acidification played a key role in the Permian–Triassic mass extinction event 252 million years ago that killed most life on Earth.
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Scientists Figure Out What Causes Earth's Hum: Ocean Waves

Scientists Figure Out What Causes Earth's Hum: Ocean Waves | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists believe they now have an explanation for what causes the humming of the Earth that some people all over the world often hear: it's ocean waves rocking the earth.
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Uranium isotopes carry the fingerprint of ancient bacterial activity

Uranium isotopes carry the fingerprint of ancient bacterial activity | Geology | Scoop.it
The oceans and other water bodies contain billions of tons of dissolved uranium. Over the planet's history, some of this uranium was transformed into an insoluble form, causing it to precipitate and accumulate in sediments.
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VIDEO: Explosion at Peru's Ubinas volcano sets off mudslides

VIDEO: Explosion at Peru's Ubinas volcano sets off mudslides | Geology | Scoop.it
Peru's towering Ubinas volcano spews plumes of smoke and ash high into the sky, triggering off a series of mudslides
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Scientists must speak up on fossil-fuel divestment

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Scientists must speak up on fossil-fuel divestment
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And as we burn fossil fuels ever faster they present a moving target.
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Reassessing China's dinosaur 'Pompeii'

Reassessing China's dinosaur 'Pompeii' | Geology | Scoop.it
University of Bristol Reassessing China's dinosaur 'Pompeii' University of Bristol Once we established proper placement of these fossils in the sedimentary sequence it became clear that these animals had been buried by sediments that were deposited...
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