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Five-Year-Old Girl Discovers Fossil of Previously Unknown Pterosaur - Smithsonian (blog)

Five-Year-Old Girl Discovers Fossil of Previously Unknown Pterosaur - Smithsonian (blog) | Geology | Scoop.it
Smithsonian (blog) Five-Year-Old Girl Discovers Fossil of Previously Unknown Pterosaur Smithsonian (blog) It's been a big week in the news for English Kids With Fossils, and a reminder that getting outside and playing in the dirt is still pretty...
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What stories do you want? HAVE YOUR SAY. | Geology | Scoop.it

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Violent Volcanic Blasts Ripped Through Antarctic Ice Sheet Twice

Violent Volcanic Blasts Ripped Through Antarctic Ice Sheet Twice | Geology | Scoop.it
Volcanoes punched through a remote part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet twice in the last 50,000 years, according to research presented Monday (Dec. 15) here at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
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Icelandic volcano leads to new insight into Earth's crust formation

Icelandic volcano leads to new insight into Earth's crust formation | Geology | Scoop.it
Volcanic eruptions in Iceland are pretty commonplace. Forming new layers of the Earth's crust during an eruption? That's new (at least to us).
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NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Methane Spike --"Biological or Non-Biological?"

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Methane Spike --"Biological or Non-Biological?" | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
 
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory's drill.
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Not So Colorful: Rare, Full Color Photo Shows Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Not So Colorful: Rare, Full Color Photo Shows Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko | Geology | Scoop.it
The ESA has released a true color photo of 67P/C-G, but the image appears not very different from earlier renderings of the comet in black and white. The space agency explained why the comet is gray.
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Ancient sea turtle fossils found

Ancient sea turtle fossils found | Geology | Scoop.it
RARE fossil finds on the Beaumaris foreshore have again cemented the Bayside site as one of the most important prehistoric relic hunting grounds in the country.
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Why have we heard so little about devastating Cape Verde volcano?

Why have we heard so little about devastating Cape Verde volcano? | Geology | Scoop.it
Around 60 volcanoes erupt in the average year. On any particular day, there are usually about 20 volcanoes erupting somewhere in the world. Naturally, they can’t all make headlines.
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Amazing Mammalian Fossil Discovered in Madagascar

Amazing Mammalian Fossil Discovered in Madagascar | Geology | Scoop.it
An amazing mammalian fossil was recently discovered in Madagascar, and is helping to shed light on a group of enigmatic and mysterious animals known as gondwanatherians, according to a new study.
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Millions of Tons of Seafloor Methane Could Be Released

Millions of Tons of Seafloor Methane Could Be Released | Geology | Scoop.it
A new study published in Geophysical Research Letters reveals that warmer Pacific Ocean temperatures could release millions of tons of seafloor methane.
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Dig Deep With YouTube's Most Bizarre Hollow Earth Videos

Dig Deep With YouTube's Most Bizarre Hollow Earth Videos | Geology | Scoop.it
Like aliens above, the notion that there's life below the Earth's crust is catnip to conspiracy theorists.
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Curiosity Finds Evidence That Water Helped Form Mars' Mount Sharp

Curiosity Finds Evidence That Water Helped Form Mars' Mount Sharp | Geology | Scoop.it
Sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years were responsible for the creation of Mount Sharp on Mars, according to observations conducted by NASA’s Curiosity Rover in Gale Crater.
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Fossil hunters find skeleton of 40000-year-old woolly mammoth in North Sea

Fossil hunters find skeleton of 40000-year-old woolly mammoth in North Sea | Geology | Scoop.it
The bones were found at a depth of 100 feet off the east coast of England, which 40,000 years ago was land inhabited by mammoths
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Climate Models Help Reconstruct the African Humid Period

Climate Models Help Reconstruct the African Humid Period | Geology | Scoop.it
Using complex modeling systems, researchers have figured out the forces that drove the dramatic increase in rainfall at the end of the last ice age and marked the beginning of the African Humid Period.
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Earth May Have Made Its Own Water

Earth May Have Made Its Own Water | Geology | Scoop.it
A new study is helping to answer a longstanding question that has recently moved to the forefront of earth science: Did our planet make its own water through geologic processes, or did water come to us via icy comets from the far reaches of the...
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A High-Obliquity Planet Could Be Habitable

A High-Obliquity Planet Could Be Habitable | Geology | Scoop.it
A newly published study from scientists at MIT reveals that even a high-obliquity planet with a nearly horizontal axis could potentially support life, so long as the planet were completely covered by an ocean.
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Unique rock containing 30000 diamonds discovered

Unique rock containing 30000 diamonds discovered | Geology | Scoop.it
This unassuming little rock is quite the geological curiosity. It may look like an unimpressive chunk of red and green minerals, but there’s an odd sparkle when the light hits it just right. [...]
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Explore Mars' most detailed map ever

Explore Mars' most detailed map ever | Geology | Scoop.it
Detailed imaging of the surface of Mars from orbit has
allowed space scientists to produce the most detailed geological
map yet of part of the Red Planet. The new map was released on
Friday, 12 December, by the U.S.
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Aquilops Americanus – Oldest Species of North American Horned Dinosaur

Aquilops Americanus – Oldest Species of North American Horned Dinosaur | Geology | Scoop.it
A team of paleontologists has discovered the oldest “horned” dinosaur fossil from North America. Named Aquilops americanus, the species is 40 million years older than the iconic Triceratops.
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Your New Desktop Wallpaper: A Fetching Geological Map Of The Arctic

Your New Desktop Wallpaper: A Fetching Geological Map Of The Arctic | Geology | Scoop.it
Via Natural Resources Canada comes a gorgeously detailed geological map of the Arctic, served up hot and fresh for all your wallpaper needs.
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Earth's water probably didn't come from comets, Rosetta scientists say

Data from the ESA's Rosetta comet mission suggests that Earth's water may have originated elsewhere — perhaps with asteroids
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Geology is the Explanation Behind This Incredible Lake-Walking Video!

Geology is the Explanation Behind This Incredible Lake-Walking Video! | Geology | Scoop.it
YouTuber Tomas N and his friend were hiking the High Tatra Mountain range along the border of Slovakia and Poland when they happened upon a frozen lake with astonishingly clear ice.
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Weird Fossil Reveals Ancient Balloon Animal

Weird Fossil Reveals Ancient Balloon Animal | Geology | Scoop.it
A bizarre fossil found in China looks like a bird's nest but is actually the remains of an animal shaped like a spiny balloon. The creature appears to have no living evolutionary descendants.
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Moon had an intense magnetic field billion years ago, suggests study

Moon had an intense magnetic field billion years ago, suggests study | Geology | Scoop.it
A dynamo effect created by a moving mantle could have stirred the Moon's core and given rise to a magnetic field, say MIT researchers.
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Secrets of Dinosaur Footprints Revealed in Bird X-Rays

Secrets of Dinosaur Footprints Revealed in Bird X-Rays | Geology | Scoop.it
X-ray video and high-tech computer simulations of a modern bird making tracks reveal the secrets of dinosaur footprint formation.
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What's Happening in Japan? Volcanic Activity and the Chances of a Major Eruption

What's Happening in Japan? Volcanic Activity and the Chances of a Major Eruption | Geology | Scoop.it
Media speculation about the possibility of a major volcanic eruption in Japan in the next century focuses attention on its volcanic context.
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