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Bedrock breakthrough in Antarctica - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Bedrock breakthrough in Antarctica - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Geology | Scoop.it
Bedrock breakthrough in Antarctica Scoop.co.nz (press release) Analyses of the ice core, to be undertaken at the purpose-built National Ice Core Research Facility at GNS Science in 2013, will provide important new insights into how the Ross Sea...
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By 2100, oceans may hold enough carbon to launch sixth mass extermination of species, mathematics predicts

By 2100, oceans may hold enough carbon to launch sixth mass extermination of species, mathematics predicts | Geology | Scoop.it
In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving processes that upended the normal cycling of carbon through the atmosphere and oceans. These globally fatal perturbations in carbon each unfolded over thousands to millions of years, and are coincident with the widespread extermination of marine species around the world.
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Macquarie Uni research explains meteorites’ role in plate tectonics

Macquarie Uni research explains meteorites’ role in plate tectonics | Geology | Scoop.it
Without plate motion, the Earth as we know it would be a very different place.
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What Do We Need to Know to Mine an Asteroid

What Do We Need to Know to Mine an Asteroid | Geology | Scoop.it
Riga, Lativa (SPX) Sep 20, 2017 -
The mining of resources contained in asteroids, for use as propellant, building materials or in life-support systems, has the potential to revolutionise exploration of our solar system. To make this
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Are Mexico’s two major earthquakes related, and what could happen next? 

Are Mexico’s two major earthquakes related, and what could happen next?  | Geology | Scoop.it
Based on coulomb stress calculations, the two events are likely unrelated
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Installing a submarine transmission cable, how they do it 

Installing a submarine transmission cable, how they do it  | Geology | Scoop.it
Installing a submarine transmission cable is a costly and challenging activity. The lifetime of a submarine cable might be tens of years and the technical
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Ancestor of sea reptile super-predators found in Germany

Ancestor of sea reptile super-predators found in Germany | Geology | Scoop.it
A new species of extinct sea monster from the Early Jurassic has been identified by a team of German and Swedish researchers. The fossilized bones were found in a clay pit near the city of Bielefeld in Germany. The finding
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Earthquake triggers 'slow motion' quakes in New Zealand | Geology Page

Earthquake triggers 'slow motion' quakes in New Zealand | Geology Page | Geology | Scoop.it
Slow slip events, a type of slow motion earthquake that occurs over days to weeks, are thought to be capable of triggering larger, potentially damaging
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Load of Croc: 'Bird' Teeth May Actually Be from Teenage Crocodilians

Load of Croc: 'Bird' Teeth May Actually Be from Teenage Crocodilians | Geology | Scoop.it
In an unexpected twist, disembodied teeth dating to the dinosaur age are not from ancient, toothy birds, but likely from juvenile crocodilians.
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Half-a-billion-year-old fossils shed light animal evolution on Earth

Half-a-billion-year-old fossils shed light animal evolution on Earth | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered traces of life more than half-a-billion years old that could change the way we think about how all animals evolved on Earth.
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Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperature

Study led by scientists from Keele University and UNSW Sydney provides fresh insights into the mechanisms of climate change
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Weird fish fossil changes the story of how we moved onto land

Weird fish fossil changes the story of how we moved onto land | Geology | Scoop.it
The 370-million-year-old fish Hongyu chowi doesn’t fit into the evolutionary picture we have created to explain our ancestor’s move from sea to land
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Global fingerprints of sea-level rise revealed by satellites

Global fingerprints of sea-level rise revealed by satellites | Geology | Scoop.it
Geological processes send more meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets to Earth's mid-latitudes.
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The Prehistoric Puzzle of How Plesiosaurs Swam Through the Oceans

The Prehistoric Puzzle of How Plesiosaurs Swam Through the Oceans | Geology | Scoop.it
As dinosaurs ruled the Earth, these Loch Ness monster-like creatures prowled the oceans with an unusual swimming technique, scientists believe.
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Big Herbivorous Dinosaurs Ate Crustaceans as Side Dish

Big Herbivorous Dinosaurs Ate Crustaceans as Side Dish | Geology | Scoop.it
Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.  
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Dinosaurs Laid Blue Eggs—And That's a Big Deal

Dinosaurs Laid Blue Eggs—And That's a Big Deal | Geology | Scoop.it
In a twist for paleontologists, a fossil nest found in China shows that colored eggshells were not just for the birds.
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Study reveals the secret life of the Dodo

Study reveals the secret life of the Dodo | Geology | Scoop.it
Even though they lived alongside humans for more than a century, scientists know precious little about the flightless birds known as the dodo, but a new analysis of the species’ bones could shed new light on the creature’s life cycle, including how quickly it grew to adulthood. “Before our study the only things we knew …
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Size matters when it comes to extinction

Size matters when it comes to extinction | Geology | Scoop.it
The biggest and the smallest of the world's fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are most at risk of dying out.
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Geological info on the Magnitude 7.1 Mexican quake 

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards
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Ankle fossil suggests our ancient ancestors leapt like acrobats

Ankle fossil suggests our ancient ancestors leapt like acrobats | Geology | Scoop.it
A 52-million-year-old ankle bone hints at first primates jumping rather than clambering from tree to tree – but what drove them to evolve this way is a mystery
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The World's First Recorded Opalised Pearls Discovered | Geology Page

The World's First Recorded Opalised Pearls Discovered | Geology Page | Geology | Scoop.it
Opalised pearls dating back 65 million years unearthed by miners sifting Coober Pedy spoil heap. The world's first recorded opalised pearls
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Saying Goodbye to Cassini, the NASA Mission That Transformed Our Understanding of the Solar System

Saying Goodbye to Cassini, the NASA Mission That Transformed Our Understanding of the Solar System | Geology | Scoop.it
Alan Burdick discusses the end, on September 15, 2017, of NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn, which expanded humanity’s understanding of where life might be found in the solar system.
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Birds' unique skulls linked to young dinosaur brains

Birds' unique skulls linked to young dinosaur brains | Geology | Scoop.it
Bird skulls and brains look like those of young dinosaurs, providing clues to their unique evolution and modern success.
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North Sea oil and gas sector losing thousands of jobs, survey shows

North Sea oil and gas sector losing thousands of jobs, survey shows | Geology | Scoop.it
Cost-cutting and mergers still hitting industry despite recovery in the oil price
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How nuclear war would affect Earth’s climate

How nuclear war would affect Earth’s climate | Geology | Scoop.it
The climatic effect of a large-scale conflict "..would be similar to that of the giant meteor believed to be responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.
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How a newly-discovered mastodon jaw became a mammoth mystery

How a newly-discovered mastodon jaw became a mammoth mystery | Geology | Scoop.it
Dr Chris Widga and his team thought the remains they were excavating were ‘just another mastodon’. But when the jaw appeared, it was unlike anything the team had ever seen. What exactly could it be?
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