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Distant human ancestor was an insect-eating shrew-like creature

Distant human ancestor was an insect-eating shrew-like creature | Geology | Scoop.it
A reconstructed image of the ancestor of all placental mammals
(including humans) has been published in the
journal Science.
The picture shows a furry rodent-adjacent creature about
the size of a shrew and with a very long tail.
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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
LiveScience.com
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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Neanderthals loved roast pigeon! 70000-year-old charred bones reveal

Neanderthals loved roast pigeon! 70000-year-old charred bones reveal | Geology | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Neanderthals loved roast pigeon! 70000-year-old charred bones reveal ...
Daily Mail
Toasted pigeon was a favourite dish of Neanderthals, who unlike their brutish reputation, had the brains and skill to catch the birds.
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The Last Trace Of Humans On Earth Will Be The Holes We Dug

The Last Trace Of Humans On Earth Will Be The Holes We Dug | Geology | Scoop.it
In a new paper in Anthropocene, the geologist Jan Zalasiewicz looks at the incredible changes we've made to the Earth's crust. This isn't the first time he's written about the remnants of humankind — he's also looked at the ...
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Rosetta rendezvous with comet at long last

Rosetta rendezvous with comet at long last | Geology | Scoop.it
Mission plans on landing module on comet surface in November
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Cordilleran terrane collage

Cordilleran terrane collage | Geology | Scoop.it
In the August 2014 issue of Lithosphere, Steve Israel of the Yukon Geological Survey and colleagues provide conclusions regarding the North American Cordillera that they say 'are provocative in that they blur the definition of ...
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Insights from mud volcanoes and Pitch Lake of Trinidad

Insights from mud volcanoes and Pitch Lake of Trinidad | Geology | Scoop.it
Insights from mud volcanoes and Pitch Lake of Trinidad Trinidad & Tobago Express However, at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus, important questions about the mystery of life in the universe are being answered by studying...
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Mount St Helens researchers set off blasts to map volcano's interior

Mount St Helens researchers set off blasts to map volcano's interior | Geology | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Mount St Helens researchers set off blasts to map volcano's interior
The Guardian
A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington state's Mount St.
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Investigations Of Asteroid Vesta Have Scientists Rethinking Theories Of Planet Formation

Investigations Of Asteroid Vesta Have Scientists Rethinking Theories Of Planet Formation | Geology | Scoop.it
RedOrbit
Investigations Of Asteroid Vesta Have Scientists Rethinking Theories Of Planet ...
RedOrbit
Olivine is a green mineral common to Earth's mantle and thought to be common in the interiors of all the planets in the Solar System.
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Clay minerals are a possible new answer to MRSA and other 'superbug' infections

Clay minerals are a possible new answer to MRSA and other 'superbug' infections | Geology | Scoop.it
Phys.Org Clay minerals are a possible new answer to MRSA and other 'superbug' infections Phys.Org "The ability of antibacterial clays to buffer pH also appears key to their healing potential and viability as alternatives to conventional...
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Moon pits could be portals to 'kilometres' of underground tunnels

Moon pits could be portals to 'kilometres' of underground tunnels | Geology | Scoop.it
Hundreds of pits discovered on the Moon could be portals to
underground tunnels formed by lava flows, a new
paper published in the journal Icarus has
suggested.
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Vanishing river gorge shows geology in fast forward

Vanishing river gorge shows geology in fast forward | Geology | Scoop.it
New Scientist
Vanishing river gorge shows geology in fast forward
New Scientist
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
CBC.ca
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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Burrowing Animals May Have Stabilized Earth's Oxygen 540 Million Years Ago

Burrowing Animals May Have Stabilized Earth's Oxygen 540 Million Years Ago | Geology | Scoop.it
Science World Report
Burrowing Animals May Have Stabilized Earth's Oxygen 540 Million Years Ago
Science World Report
Could burrowing animals be key to Earth's oxygen?
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Evaluating Reservoirs with Low-Cost Multicomponent Seismic Data

Evaluating Reservoirs with Low-Cost Multicomponent Seismic Data | Geology | Scoop.it
describe a new approach to S-wave seismic data acquisition that should lead to expanded use of S waves in prospect evaluation and reservoir characterization.
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Butterflies can change colour quickly through evolution

Butterflies can change colour quickly through evolution | Geology | Scoop.it
The evolution of colours in nature is still a mysterious
process, but researchers from Yale University have helped shed
light on the subject after managing to change the colour of
butterflies' wings using selective breeding in less than a
year.
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Pack attack: Tyrannosaurs ran in gangs, fossil footprints show

Pack attack: Tyrannosaurs ran in gangs, fossil footprints show | Geology | Scoop.it
570 News
Pack attack: Tyrannosaurs ran in gangs, fossil footprints show
Los Angeles Times
Talk about a triple threat! If you thought tyrannosaurs weren't scary enough, try three of them at the same time.
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Guidelines are approved for offshore seismic testing with air guns

Guidelines are approved for offshore seismic testing with air guns | Geology | Scoop.it
Guidelines are approved for offshore seismic testing with air guns
State Port Pilot
Surveys are often performed with seismic airguns, which generate underwater sound much louder than a jet engine.
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NASA Curiosity Rover Finds 2-Meter Long Iron Meteorite on Mars

NASA Curiosity Rover Finds 2-Meter Long Iron Meteorite on Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
University Herald
NASA Curiosity Rover Finds 2-Meter Long Iron Meteorite on Mars (PHOTO)
University Herald
6 of this year, Curiosity will complete two Earth years on Mars, though its first Martian year (687 days) finished on June 24, 2013.
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Higher earthquake risk for eastern US

Higher earthquake risk for eastern US | Geology | Scoop.it
Higher earthquake risk for eastern US BBC News Earthquakes caused by fracking - utilising a mixture of water, sand and chemicals pumped underground at high pressure to crack open sedimentary rocks and release the fuels within - were not included in...
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Catastrophic debris avalanches represent a second volcanic hazard

Catastrophic debris avalanches represent a second volcanic hazard | Geology | Scoop.it
Phys.Org
Catastrophic debris avalanches represent a second volcanic hazard
Phys.Org
This study by scientists from Brazil, Mexico, and New Zealand provides a textural analysis of the unique features of this landslide.
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