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Tsunami warning system finally ready, after 8 years - The Nation

Tsunami warning system finally ready, after 8 years - The Nation | Geology | Scoop.it
To prevent another disaster from an earthquake-driven tsunami, the NDWC has set up 136 warning towers and three tsunami-detection buoys in the Andaman Sea - one near the coast and two others in the deep sea.
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I'm off on fieldwork till mid-October so there won't be any new scoops for a while. See you soon!

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Is The Fossil Record Too Incomplete?

Is The Fossil Record Too Incomplete? | Geology | Scoop.it
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Massive Extinct Volcano Discovered Beneath Pacific Ocean

Massive Extinct Volcano Discovered Beneath Pacific Ocean | Geology | Scoop.it
Massive Extinct Volcano Discovered Beneath Pacific Ocean LiveScience.com Lurking some 3.2 miles (5.1 kilometers) beneath the Pacific Ocean, a massive mountain rises up from the seafloor, say scientists who discovered the seamount using sonar...
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Scientists obtain new data on the weather 10000 years ago from sediments of a lake

Scientists obtain new data on the weather 10000 years ago from sediments of a lake | Geology | Scoop.it
Phys.Org
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Origins of DNA --Shows How Life Could Have Evolved on Early Earth or Alien Planets

Origins of DNA --Shows How Life Could Have Evolved on Early Earth or Alien Planets | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
 
Scientists continue to investigate the development of self-replicating, intricate sets of chemistry — in other words, life — from the chemical compounds thought available on early Earth.
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Sentinel system pictures Napa quake

Sentinel system pictures Napa quake | Geology | Scoop.it
BBC News
Sentinel system pictures Napa quake
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These vast slabs of the Earth's crust are grinding past each other at a rate of about 4cm a year.
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Iceland issues new Bardarbunga volcano alert

Iceland issues new Bardarbunga volcano alert | Geology | Scoop.it
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Iceland issues new Bardarbunga volcano alert
BBC News
Iceland on Sunday issued an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning was later lowered.
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Fossil arthropod went on the hunt for its prey

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Fossil arthropod went on the hunt for its prey
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A new species of carnivorous crustacean has been identified, which roamed the seas 435 million years ago, grasping its prey with spiny limbs before devouring it.
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Asteroid had active volcanoes, reveal researchers

Asteroid had active volcanoes, reveal researchers | Geology | Scoop.it
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Asteroid had active volcanoes, reveal researchers
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Following the explosion of an asteroid over the Nubian desert a handful of years ago, researchers have been studying bits and pieces that were harvested from that event.
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Vanishing river gorge shows geology in fast forward

Vanishing river gorge shows geology in fast forward | Geology | Scoop.it
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Vanishing river gorge shows geology in fast forward
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Blink and this gorge will be gone.
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New pterosaur species discovered at fossil colony in Brazil

New pterosaur species discovered at fossil colony in Brazil | Geology | Scoop.it
CBC.ca
New pterosaur species discovered at fossil colony in Brazil
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A flying reptile whose head was topped with a big bony crest shaped like the sail of a yacht swooped through the skies over Brazil roughly 90 million years ago.
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HudBay plans new drilling for Rosemont copper deposit

HudBay plans new drilling for Rosemont copper deposit | Geology | Scoop.it
Officials of HudBay Minerals, new owner of Augusta Resources, which is the parent company to Rosemont Copper, were introduced today at the Arizona Mining Alliance monthly luncheon meeting in Tucson.    Over 200 attendees from the regional mining...
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Arguments for and against fracking

Arguments for and against fracking | Geology | Scoop.it
Arguments for and against fracking
Irish Times
What is fracking? Fracking – or hydraulic fracturing – is a means of extracting natural gas from sedimentary rocks such as shale.
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Why Icelanders love an explosive eruption

Why Icelanders love an explosive eruption | Geology | Scoop.it
BBC News
Why Icelanders love an explosive eruption
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The theory is that just beneath Vatnajokull glacier, there is a hot spot, which has nothing to do with internet connections, but connection to the Earth's mantle.
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Mantle plumes crack continents

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Mantle plumes crack continents
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In some parts of the Earth, material rises upwards like a column from the boundary layer of the Earth's core and the lower mantel to just below the Earth's crust hundreds of kilometres above.
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Scientists Discover New Supermassive Dinosaur Species

Scientists Discover New Supermassive Dinosaur Species | Geology | Scoop.it
A team of scientists at Drexel University have unveiled a new supermassive dinosaur species discovered between 2005 and 2009.
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Nova Scotia Not Ready for Fracking, Inquiry Finds

Nova Scotia Not Ready for Fracking, Inquiry Finds | Geology | Scoop.it
Nova Scotia Not Ready for Fracking, Inquiry Finds
Natural Gas Intelligence
"Knowledge of the subsurface, including sedimentary rocks and hydrocarbons in Nova Scotia, is extremely limited at the present time," said the 387-page report.
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Neanderthal 'artwork' found in Gibraltar cave

Neanderthal 'artwork' found in Gibraltar cave | Geology | Scoop.it
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Neanderthal 'artwork' found in Gibraltar cave
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Sediments covering the engraving have previously yielded stone tools made in the Mousterian style, which is considered diagnostic of Neanderthals.
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Plant Life Forms in the Fossil Record: When Did the First Canopy Flowers Appear?

Plant Life Forms in the Fossil Record: When Did the First Canopy Flowers Appear? | Geology | Scoop.it
Plant Life Forms in the Fossil Record: When Did the First Canopy Flowers Appear?
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The mysterious "sailing stones" of Death Valley

The mysterious "sailing stones" of Death Valley | Geology | Scoop.it
Credits as above. Picture grabbed from ScienceDaily.com.How can a rock weight several hundred pounds move hundreds of meters across a "dry lake"?  And, why do they move in tandem?
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U.S. Geologist Discovers Earth-Like Soils on Mars

U.S. Geologist Discovers Earth-Like Soils on Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
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U.S. Geologist Discovers Earth-Like Soils on Mars Sci-News.com Paleosols (ancient fossilized soils) filling the Yellowknife Bay geologic formation within the 3.7-billion-year-old Gale Crater on Mars are strong evidence that the planet...
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Iceland raises Bardarbunga volcano alert to orange

Iceland raises Bardarbunga volcano alert to orange | Geology | Scoop.it
BBC News
Iceland raises Bardarbunga volcano alert to orange
BBC News
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, with signs of "ongoing magma movement", Iceland's meteorological office says.
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Astronauts capture volcanoes' glowing lava from space station

Astronauts capture volcanoes' glowing lava from space station | Geology | Scoop.it
Washington Post (blog)
Astronauts capture volcanoes' glowing lava from space station
Washington Post (blog)
Then at night, Alexander Gerst captured the light radiating from the two volcanoes.
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Fire Stone: First Fire-Scorched Petrified Wood Found

Fire Stone: First Fire-Scorched Petrified Wood Found | Geology | Scoop.it
Fire Stone: First Fire-Scorched Petrified Wood Found
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But Byers thinks more fossil fire scars will be found. "Seeing patterns in nature probably requires a mental search image for those patterns," Byers said.
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New Research Reveals Tidal Heating in the Deepest Part of the Lunar Mantle

New Research Reveals Tidal Heating in the Deepest Part of the Lunar Mantle | Geology | Scoop.it
In a newly published study, scientists reveal that there is an extremely soft layer deep inside the Moon and that heat is effectively generated in the layer by the gravity of the Earth. An international research team, led by Dr.
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