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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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Houston refineries and plants leak thousands of tons of pollutants

Houston refineries and plants leak thousands of tons of pollutants | Geology | Scoop.it
Local communities face surging levels of toxic fumes and possible water contamination after Hurricane Harvey, with ozone levels soaring
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Mexico hit by 'strongest earthquake in a century' as magnitude 8.2 tremor triggers tsunami waves - latest news

Mexico hit by 'strongest earthquake in a century' as magnitude 8.2 tremor triggers tsunami waves - latest news | Geology | Scoop.it
A rare and powerful 8.
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The Rise And The Fall of The Romans Can Be Charted in Their Lead Plumbing

The Rise And The Fall of The Romans Can Be Charted in Their Lead Plumbing | Geology | Scoop.it
If lead could talk.
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Here's What We Used to Think Dinosaurs Looked Like

Here's What We Used to Think Dinosaurs Looked Like | Geology | Scoop.it
These forgotten works of paleoart mingled scientific fact and fantasy.
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Oxygen Found on the Moon Could Provide Answers About Ancient Earth

Oxygen Found on the Moon Could Provide Answers About Ancient Earth | Geology | Scoop.it
A Japanese spacecraft has discovered oxygen from Earth on the Moon, leading researchers to suggest that samples from billions of years ago may follow.
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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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Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate changes 

Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate changes  | Geology | Scoop.it
New findings published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) by Desert Research Institute
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An engineer has accidentally discovered a way to make transporting oil safer

An engineer has accidentally discovered a way to make transporting oil safer | Geology | Scoop.it
An engineer has discovered a way to turn liquid oil into spill-resistant pellets with air capsules in their core for buoyancy.
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"Don't Mess With Yellowstone Supervolcano" Geologists Warn NASA 

"Don't Mess With Yellowstone Supervolcano" Geologists Warn NASA  | Geology | Scoop.it
Prominent NASA scientists, fearing the worst and believing preemptive measure should be taken, have been told to back off from their plan to stop the Yellowstone supervolcano from erupting by drilling into it.
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Why is Australian Opal Unique?

Why is Australian Opal Unique? | Geology | Scoop.it
Australia currently produces about 95 per cent of the world’s precious opal "Australian Opal" from widely scattered fields throughout central Australia.
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Mysterious fossil footprints may cast doubt on human evolution timeline

Mysterious fossil footprints may cast doubt on human evolution timeline | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers have found human-like footprints dating back 5.7 million years – a time when our ancestors were thought to still be getting around on ape-like feet. More mysteriously, these prints were found in the Greek islands, implying hominins left Africa much earlier than previously thought.
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