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Greenland ice melt overestimated due to satellite data algorithm issue

Greenland ice melt overestimated due to satellite data algorithm issue | Geology | Scoop.it
This is an interesting admission: The melt extent algorithm used by Greenland Ice Sheet Today has been overestimating the melt extent, and as a result, daily images posted on this site in February and March may have indicated melt where … Continue...
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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
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NASA Curiosity Rover Finds 2-Meter Long Iron Meteorite on Mars (PHOTO)
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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
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Catastrophic debris avalanches represent a second volcanic hazard
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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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Rainwater Seeps Into Unexpected Depths Inside Earth

Rainwater Seeps Into Unexpected Depths Inside Earth | Geology | Scoop.it
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Rainwater Seeps Into Unexpected Depths Inside Earth
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Distinctive textures in the quartz suggest it crystallized where the Earth's crust flows like warm plastic, in the ductile zone.
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Geologist says Curiosity's images show Earth-like soils on Mars

Geologist says Curiosity's images show Earth-like soils on Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
Phys.Org Geologist says Curiosity's images show Earth-like soils on Mars Phys.Org Geologist Gregory Retallack, based on images and data gathered by the Mars rover Curiosity, believes 3.7 billion-year-old rocks at the bottom of the Gale impact...
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Chelyabinsk Meteorite Sheds New Light on Dinosaur Extinction

Chelyabinsk Meteorite Sheds New Light on Dinosaur Extinction | Geology | Scoop.it
New measurements on the Chelyabinsk meteorite rule out the possibility for the Baptistina Asteroid Family being the source of the K/T impactor.
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New fossil discovery reveals giant shrimp's tiny brain

New fossil discovery reveals giant shrimp's tiny brain | Geology | Scoop.it
The Guardian New fossil discovery reveals giant shrimp's tiny brain The Guardian An extraordinary new fossil suggests its brain was simpler than some of its prey, and no more complex than tiny velvet worms that live in the leaf litter of jungles in...
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Japan earthquake has raised pressure below Mount Fuji, says new study

Japan earthquake has raised pressure below Mount Fuji, says new study | Geology | Scoop.it
The Guardian Japan earthquake has raised pressure below Mount Fuji, says new study The Guardian The Franco-Japanese study shows that the area where the Earth's crust suffered the greatest damage was not around Tohoku, in the north-east of Honshu...
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A Beautifully Detailed New Geologic Map of Mars

A Beautifully Detailed New Geologic Map of Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
A Beautifully Detailed New Geologic Map of Mars
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It took 16 years and data from four orbiting spacecraft to assemble, but the U.S. Geological Survey's new map of Mars is awesome.
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Can scientists save the world's sea life from "ocean acidification"?

Can scientists save the world's sea life from "ocean acidification"? | Geology | Scoop.it
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Can scientists save the world's sea life from "ocean acidification"?
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Scientists can use those samples to work out how the geochemistry of sea creatures has changed over the millennia.
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Prehistoric two-metre scorpion wasn't so ferocious after all

Prehistoric two-metre scorpion wasn't so ferocious after all | Geology | Scoop.it
An enormous long-extinct sea scorpion that roamed Paleozoic
shorelines has had its top predator status revoked following a
closer look at its eyes and claws.
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UK's complex geology will pose fracking challenge

UK's complex geology will pose fracking challenge | Geology | Scoop.it
The UK's complex geology will pose challenges for fracking companies wanting to avoid water contamination in some parts of the country, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS). New maps of underground Britain ...
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Ancient water cache may be pristine primordial soup

Ancient water cache may be pristine primordial soup | Geology | Scoop.it
Ancient water cache may be pristine primordial soup New Scientist The other, which has gained popularity in recent years, is that deep-sea vents at the bottom of the ocean acted as a cradle for life, offering both heat and nutrition via fluids...
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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
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Investigations Of Asteroid Vesta Have Scientists Rethinking Theories Of Planet ...
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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
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Science Graphic of the Week: When a Volcano Erupts Under a Glacier You Get a Jökulhlaup

Science Graphic of the Week: When a Volcano Erupts Under a Glacier You Get a Jökulhlaup | Geology | Scoop.it
Science Graphic of the Week: When a Volcano Erupts Under a Glacier You Get a ...
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The jökulhlaup's cause was the explosion of the Katla volcano, whose caldera is buried underneath the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap in southern Iceland.
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Are ants the answer to carbon dioxide sequestration?

Are ants the answer to carbon dioxide sequestration? | Geology | Scoop.it
Are ants the answer to carbon dioxide sequestration?
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Why the Amazon flows backwards...

Why the Amazon flows backwards... | Geology | Scoop.it
Study helps explain why mighty river reversed course long ago
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Cracking the Secrets of Deadly Volcanic Eruptions

Cracking the Secrets of Deadly Volcanic Eruptions | Geology | Scoop.it
LiveScience.com Cracking the Secrets of Deadly Volcanic Eruptions LiveScience.com Mapping out the journey could help scientists better understand how volcanoes work and improve early warnings of oncoming blasts, but tracking down blobs of magma...
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This Ancient Bird Had the Largest Wingspan Ever

This Ancient Bird Had the Largest Wingspan Ever | Geology | Scoop.it
An extinct species of bird just discovered may have had the largest wingspan ever. The animal lived 25 million years ago and was found buried at an airport
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Living fossil found in China

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Living fossil found in China
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A living fossil has been discovered in north China after heavy rains created pools of water big enough to allow the creatures to hatch.
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Earth's magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than thought

Earth's magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than thought | Geology | Scoop.it
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Earth's magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than thought in the ...
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This is a snapshot of the main magnetic field at Earth's surface as of June 2014, based on Swarm data.
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Researchers find evidence of super-fast deep earthquake

Researchers find evidence of super-fast deep earthquake | Geology | Scoop.it
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Researchers find evidence of super-fast deep earthquake
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Seismologists have documented a handful of these events, in which an earthquake's rupture travels faster than the shear waves of seismic energy that it radiates.
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Dinosaur-Era Fossil Shows Birds' Feathers Evolved Before Flight

Dinosaur-Era Fossil Shows Birds' Feathers Evolved Before Flight | Geology | Scoop.it
National Geographic Dinosaur-Era Fossil Shows Birds' Feathers Evolved Before Flight National Geographic The new Archaeopteryx fossil, says the study's senior author, Oliver Rauhut of Germany's Bavarian State Collections of Palaeontology and Geology...
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