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Billion Year Old Water Could Hold Clues to Life

Billion Year Old Water Could Hold Clues to Life | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers from the universities of Manchester, Lancaster, Toronto and McMaster have discovered ancient pockets of water rich in dissolved gases like hydrogen and methane pouring out of boreholes from a mine 2.4 kilometers beneath Canada that may...
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ChemCam sheds new light on Yellowknife Bay on Mars

ChemCam sheds new light on Yellowknife Bay on Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
New results from the Chemistry & Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover provide further details about the ancient environment of Yellowknife Bay on Mars.
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500000-Year Fossil Of A Sloth Found In Argentina

500000-Year Fossil Of A Sloth Found In Argentina | Geology | Scoop.it
Carlos Manduga found remains of a giant ground sloth at his home in Southern Argentina.
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Angola conducts geological and mining survey

Angola's National Geology Plan (Planageo) will produce credible processed and mapped information to manage and make use of mineral resources in the long term, t
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The formation and development of desert dunes on Titan

The formation and development of desert dunes on Titan | Geology | Scoop.it
Combining climate models and observations of the surface of Titan from the Cassini probe, a team from the AIM Astrophysics Laboratory (CNRS / CEA / Paris Diderot University) , in collaboration with researchers at the Paris Earth Physics Institute...
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'Stellar quakes' spotted ripping stars apart 15000 light years away

'Stellar quakes' spotted ripping stars apart 15000 light years away | Geology | Scoop.it
Astrophysicists at the University of Amsterdam have found evidence of rapid-fire pulses that suggests stellar quakes caused the neutron star, SGR J1550-5418, to 'ring like a bell.'
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New evidence on Neanderthal mixing

New research on a 45,000-year-old Siberian thighbone has narrowed the window of time when humans and Neanderthals interbred to between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago, and has shown that modern humans reached northern Eurasia substantially earlier than...
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Sinkhole sediments prompt tsunami evacuation rethink for Hawaii

Sinkhole sediments prompt tsunami evacuation rethink for Hawaii | Geology | Scoop.it
A huge sinkhole found in Hawaii points to the islands having been struck by a mega-tsunami, one of greater magnitude than any in Hawaii’s history, having struck the islands.
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Living in the shadow of Mauna Loa: A silent summit belies a volcano's forgotten fury

Living in the shadow of Mauna Loa: A silent summit belies a volcano's forgotten fury | Geology | Scoop.it
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Archaeologists Use 3D Printed Molars of Ancient Citizens to Point Toward ‘Where Berlin Began’

Archaeologists Use 3D Printed Molars of Ancient Citizens to Point Toward ‘Where Berlin Began’ | Geology | Scoop.it
Is a futuristic scientist going to be checking out your chompers six hundred years from now? That’s something to consider, and it says a lot for the longevity
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INTERACTIVE MAP - Top 100 Geosites in the UK

This story map was created with the Esri Map Tour application in ArcGIS Online.
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Fresh lava spews out of Philippine volcano, stoking eruption fears

Fresh lava spews out of Philippine volcano, stoking eruption fears | Geology | Scoop.it
Lava is again flowing out of Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, raising fears an eruption could be imminent, authorities said Sunday.
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Chart-topping rocks: UK's 'Greatest Geosites' announced

Chart-topping rocks: UK's 'Greatest Geosites' announced | Geology | Scoop.it
Geologists name the UK's top 100 geological sites, including 10 "people's favourites".
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Smoking Alaska mountain no volcano, so why's it smoldering?

Smoking Alaska mountain no volcano, so why's it smoldering? | Geology | Scoop.it
Windfall Mountain is not feeding a coal seam fire, common throughout the world and recorded in Healy and a few other spots in Alaska. So what explains the smoke?
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Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano – in pictures

Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano – in pictures | Geology | Scoop.it
Lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano is creeping forward and putting homes at risk in the town of Pahoa, Hawaii
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How the air we breathe was created by Earth's tectonic plates

How the air we breathe was created by Earth's tectonic plates | Geology | Scoop.it
How is it that Earth developed an atmosphere that made the development of life possible?
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Past Climate Change Was Caused by the Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere, New Rutgers Study Finds

Past Climate Change Was Caused by the Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere, New Rutgers Study Finds | Geology | Scoop.it
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.But in a new study published in Science, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation of the ocean...
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Earth hit by double asteroids 458 million years ago

Some 458 million years ago, Earth was whacked in a double asteroid strike, leaving craters visible in Sweden today, space scientists reported on Thursday.The event, they said, can be traced to "one of the largest cosmic catastrophes" in the history...
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"Road Closed" sign to be removed at Volcanoes National Park

"Road Closed" sign to be removed at Volcanoes National Park | Geology | Scoop.it
Residents and visitors will no longer have to look at the famous "road closed" sign at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Eucla Basin survey uncovers odd rock formations

Eucla Basin survey uncovers odd rock formations | Geology | Scoop.it
Geologists have come to the tentative conclusion that relatively young Mesoproterozoic bedrock lies deep beneath the Nullabor, wedged between two much older formations.
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Sex evolved in ancient Scottish lake

Sex evolved in ancient Scottish lake | Geology | Scoop.it
The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.
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The Anthropocene age: what world will humans leave behind?

The Anthropocene age: what world will humans leave behind? | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientific experts believe we are on the threshold of a new age that will intrigue alien civilisations to come
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International Ferro to mine chromite under licence at Rooderand

International Ferro to mine chromite under licence at Rooderand | Geology | Scoop.it
Using LG6 ore gives more flexibility over cost, said IFL, which will beneficiate the mined ore it itself. 
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Moon saw volcanic eruptions in geologically recent times, say ASU scientists

Moon saw volcanic eruptions in geologically recent times, say ASU scientists | Geology | Scoop.it
Dark outpourings of lava gave the "man in the moon" his face more than three billion years ago. And volcanic activity continued on the moon until it halted a billion years ago – or so
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Researchers Find Ancient Sediments on Arctic Seafloor

Researchers Find Ancient Sediments on Arctic Seafloor | Geology | Scoop.it
An international team of scientists headed by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI, Germany) opened a new window into the past of the Arctic Ocean during the now ending summer expedition of the ...
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Antarctica's ice loss changed Earth's gravity

Antarctica's ice loss changed Earth's gravity | Geology | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency (ESA)'s GOCE satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica over the last few years has left its signature.
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