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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 Does Gavin Schmidt’s ‘Warmest’ Year Tell Us About Climate Sensitivity to CO2?

What Does Gavin Schmidt’s ‘Warmest’ Year Tell Us About Climate Sensitivity to CO2? | Geology | Scoop.it
Guest post by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism A friend of mine who works for the EPA emailed me a link ...
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Itronics Discovers Surface High Grade Zinc-Lead-Silver Mineralization

Itronics Inc., a diversified liquid fertilizer and silver producer and developer of unique technologies in the mining and other industries, today announced that its subsidiary, Whitney & Whitney, Inc., has identified surface high grade...
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Geologists solve mystery of Tibetan mountains

Geologists solve mystery of Tibetan mountains | Geology | Scoop.it
In the most comprehensive study of its kind, University of Kansas geologists have unraveled one of the geologic mysteries of Tibet.
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Incredible timelapse film shows Mexico volcano eruption

Incredible timelapse film shows Mexico volcano eruption | Geology | Scoop.it
This amazing timelapse footage shows the Colima volcano in Mexico erupting.
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Scientists probe Antarctic ice sheet for climate clues

Scientists probe Antarctic ice sheet for climate clues | Geology | Scoop.it
New data to help inform projections of sea-level rise Staff Report FRISCO — Drilling deep into Antarctic ice this month, researchers were able for the first time to take a close look at the groundi...
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The Rosetta probe discovered that comet 67P/C-G is light as a cork

Rosetta is collecting more comet data than any probe ever.
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Bristol geologist wins Vetlesen Prize for volcano work

Bristol geologist wins Vetlesen Prize for volcano work | Geology | Scoop.it
A British geologist whose work has improved the ability to forecast deadly volcanic eruptions is to receive the 2015 Vetlesen Prize.
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There could be two more planets in the Solar System

There could be two more planets in the Solar System | Geology | Scoop.it
At least two as-yet undiscovered Earth-size planets may be
lurking in the frozen outer reaches of the Solar System.
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Video: Lava cascades from Hawaii's most active volcano into the Pacific Ocean

Video: Lava cascades from Hawaii's most active volcano into the Pacific Ocean | Geology | Scoop.it
The stunning footage - shot in between Waikupanaha and the Hawaii Volcano National Park - is therapeutic to watch as fiery lava plunges under the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
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Preserved fossil represents oldest record of parental care in group of Prehistoric reptiles

Preserved fossil represents oldest record of parental care in group of Prehistoric reptiles | Geology | Scoop.it
New research details how a preserved fossil found in China could be the oldest record of post-natal parental care from the Middle Jurassic.
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The Four Ways Diamonds Are Formed...

The Four Ways Diamonds Are Formed... | Geology | Scoop.it
How old do you think the average diamond is? One thousand years? One million, maybe? Try one to three billion years old. Diamond formation is not a fast or simple process.
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Uranium isotopes reveal age and origin of volcanic rocks

Uranium isotopes reveal age and origin of volcanic rocks | Geology | Scoop.it
From the beginning of time, uranium has been part of the Earth and, thanks to its long-lived radioactivity, it has proven ideal to date geological processes and deduce Earth's evolution.
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New contaminants found in oil and gas wastewater

New contaminants found in oil and gas wastewater | Geology | Scoop.it
Duke University scientists have discovered high levels of two potentially hazardous contaminants, ammonium and iodide, in wastewater being discharged or spilled into streams and rivers from oil and gas operations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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Oceans Give New Insights On Elements Made In Supernovae

Oceans Give New Insights On Elements Made In Supernovae | Geology | Scoop.it
Science 2.0 Oceans Give New Insights On Elements Made In Supernovae Science 2.0 Some of that debris can actually make it to Earth over millions of years and settle as galactic dust in terrestrial archives such as deep-sea sediments or deep-sea...
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Asteroid's "Hard Drive" --Clue to Fate of Earth's Core Billions of Years from Now

Asteroid's "Hard Drive" --Clue to Fate of Earth's Core Billions of Years from Now | Geology | Scoop.it
      The dying moments of an asteroid's magnetic field have been successfully captured by researchers, in a study that offers a tantalising glimpse of what may happen to the Earth's magnetic core billions of years from now. Using a detailed...
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First Comprehensive 3D Map of Layers Deep Inside the Greenland Ice Sheet

Using ice-penetrating radar data and data collected from earlier airborne campaigns, scientists have built the first-ever comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet.
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A Visit to the Forgotten Volcano That Once Turned Europe Dark

A Visit to the Forgotten Volcano That Once Turned Europe Dark | Geology | Scoop.it
The following is excerpted from Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, by Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe (Pegasus Books, 2015).
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NASA Data Reveal Subglacial Lakes Refilling in Greenland

NASA Data Reveal Subglacial Lakes Refilling in Greenland | Geology | Scoop.it
New research found evidence of a drained and refilled subglacial lake in Greenland, revealing that surface meltwater can be trapped and stored at the bed of an ice sheet.
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Erupting Since August, Lava Field of Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland Now bigger than Manhattan

Erupting Since August, Lava Field of Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland Now bigger than Manhattan | Geology | Scoop.it
Iceland has its fair share of volcanic activity. The most recent of which, Bardarbunga's five-month eruption, has resulted in a lava field bigger than Manhattan.
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In Haiti's quake aftermath, Canadians found new seismic insights

In Haiti's quake aftermath, Canadians found new seismic insights | Geology | Scoop.it
As Canadian seismologists monitored the aftermath of Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, they found some surprising new insights that could lead to safer standards.
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Discriminating Phases with Similar Crystal Structures Using Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS)

Discriminating Phases with Similar Crystal Structures Using Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS) | Geology | Scoop.it
Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) is a crystallographic technique that analyzes the crystalline phases of materials based on the material's crystallographic characteristics.
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Video: Incredible images show underwater volcano creating wall of ash around Tongan Island

Video: Incredible images show underwater volcano creating wall of ash around Tongan Island | Geology | Scoop.it
Incredible images have been released showing the eruption ofTonga’s massive underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apa, as it continues to disrupt flights in and out of the country.
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Fossil ankles indicate Earth's earliest primates lived in trees

Fossil ankles indicate Earth's earliest primates lived in trees | Geology | Scoop.it
Earth’s earliest primates have taken a step up in the world, now that researchers have gotten a good look at their ankles.
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Scientists use football fans to test earthquake detection equipment

Scientists use football fans to test earthquake detection equipment | Geology | Scoop.it
As a way of testing new sensors and software, University of Washington seismologists have planted seismographs to study the fanmade earthquake caused by American football spectators.
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Meteorites Were Byproducts of Planetary Formation, Not Building Blocks

Meteorites Were Byproducts of Planetary Formation, Not Building Blocks | Geology | Scoop.it
A newly published study from researchers at MIT and Purdue University reveals that chondrules were byproducts of a violent and messy planetary process, not building blocks.
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