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Earth's mantle affects estimates of sea level rise - NBCNews.com

Earth's mantle affects estimates of sea level rise - NBCNews.com | Geology | Scoop.it
Earth's mantle affects estimates of sea level rise NBCNews.com The shoreline, which should be flat, also swoops up and down the East Coast like a set of wave crests, reflecting tugging and pushing by Earth's mantle, the layer of viscous rock...
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The megalodon went extinct because it was a picky eater, finds experts

The megalodon went extinct because it was a picky eater, finds experts | Geology | Scoop.it
The University of Pisa found the megalodon was a picky eater - which led to its extinction. Fossils show the ancient shark was unable to adapt once its food supply was killed off by climate change.
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The mineral sourced from illegal mines that powers your electronics

Mica is used in electronic devices and car paint -- and it's dug by landless Indian labourers and their children, caught in a culture of debt and corruption
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Dinosaurs became extinct because they could not hatch quickly enough 

Dinosaurs became extinct because they could not hatch quickly enough  | Geology | Scoop.it
The mystery of why the dinosaurs became extinct after the Cretaceous meteor strike, while birds and mammals flourished, may finally have been solved.
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Yorkshire residents laugh off biggest earthquake to hit Britain in nearly a decade: the funniest tweets

Yorkshire residents laugh off biggest earthquake to hit Britain in nearly a decade: the funniest tweets | Geology | Scoop.it
The largest earthquake to hit the UK in nearly a decade has hit the North Sea off the coast of North Yorkshire;
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The Rare Beauty of the Boucharia Rocks in Northern Greece

The Rare Beauty of the Boucharia Rocks in Northern Greece | Geology | Scoop.it
A spectacular geological phenomenon, unique in Greece and the Balkan region, appears in the area between Mikrovalto and Livadero, near Kozani in northern Greece
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Hot springs in California host snapshot of early Earth conditions

Hot springs in California host snapshot of early Earth conditions | Geology | Scoop.it
Conditions in the hot alkaline springs of Paoha Island in Mono Lake, California, could be similar to Earth’s pre-oxygen environment billions of years ago.
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Rare high-quality footage shows newly discovered deep-sea black smokers in amazing detail

Scientists are poring over the videos of the hydrothermal vents to see how many new species they can spot.
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High Court rules fracking can go ahead in North Yorkshire 

High Court rules fracking can go ahead in North Yorkshire  | Geology | Scoop.it
Anti-fracking campaigners lose their legal challenge to a decision to allow fracking to take place in North Yorkshire.
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The caves that prove Neanderthals were cannibals

The caves that prove Neanderthals were cannibals | Geology | Scoop.it
TANN is an online open access, pro-community news site bringing together people in related fields with active interests intersecting archaeology.
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Paleo Profile: The Northern Nasutoceratopsian

Paleo Profile: The Northern Nasutoceratopsian | Geology | Scoop.it
A fossil skull offers new insights in the early days of North America's horned dinosaurs.
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World's hottest borehole nearly complete

World's hottest borehole nearly complete | Geology | Scoop.it
Geologists in Iceland are drilling into the heart of a volcano to create a super-hot borehole they can tap for energy.
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Global ‘Compost Bomb’ Slowly Detonates as Previously Frozen Soil ‘Breathes Out’ Greenhouse Gases

Global ‘Compost Bomb’ Slowly Detonates as Previously Frozen Soil ‘Breathes Out’ Greenhouse Gases | Geology | Scoop.it
Warming is causing soil-based microorganisms to release carbon dioxide in a potentially catastrophic process that could add at least as much carbon to the atmosphere as the fossil fuel industry emitted in the mid-20th century, a study finds.
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New MEGACONTINENT Amasia will form on Earth in the 250 million years! 

New MEGACONTINENT Amasia will form on Earth in the 250 million years!  | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers at Yale University and Japan's Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology have found that a new megacontinent - Amasia - will form in the next 250 million years.
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280 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of chimaeroid fishes

280 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of chimaeroid fishes | Geology | Scoop.it
High-definition CT scans of the fossilized skull of a 280 million-year-old fish reveal the origin of chimaeras, a group of cartilaginous fish related to sharks. Analysis of the brain case of Dwykaselachus oosthuizeni, a shark-lik
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Study: Fossil fuel formation enabled life as we know it to evolve

Study: Fossil fuel formation enabled life as we know it to evolve | Geology | Scoop.it
From the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, comes this study sure to cause some left-leaning anti CO2 heads to explode. The bold in the PR is mine. Fossil fuel formation: Key to atmosphere's oxygen? MADISON, Wis. -- For the development of animals, nothing -- with the exception of DNA -- may be more important than oxygen in…
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15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet

15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet | Geology | Scoop.it
We've dammed mighty rivers, built hundreds of artificial islands, and made the world's fourth-largest lake disappear.
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Scottish fossils tell story of first life on land

Scottish fossils tell story of first life on land | Geology | Scoop.it
Fossils of possibly the earliest backboned four-legged animals to walk have been found in Scotland.
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Feds give 20 more years to Colorado River dam 

Feds give 20 more years  to Colorado River dam  | Geology | Scoop.it
LAS VEGAS — The federal government is committing to at least another 20 years of use of a huge Colorado River dam that officials call crucial to states in
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World’s oldest water gets even older

World’s oldest water gets even older | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a new deep source of ancient water that is at least two billion years old.
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The Oceans of Saturn's "Geyser-Moon" Enceladus --New NASA Research Reveals a Hotspot for Life

The Oceans of Saturn's "Geyser-Moon" Enceladus --New NASA Research Reveals a Hotspot for Life | Geology | Scoop.it
How acidic is the ocean on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus? It’s a fundamental question to understanding if this geyser-spouting moon could support life. The Cassini spacecraft has been taking regular measurements of Enceladus for more than a decade t
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It's written in the shells: 500 years of history as told by one clam

It's written in the shells: 500 years of history as told by one clam | Geology | Scoop.it
Clams might not seem exciting, but they can reveal a lot about our changing climate.
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Meteor captured on video flying over Costa Rica's erupting Turrialba volcano

Meteor captured on video flying over Costa Rica's erupting Turrialba volcano | Geology | Scoop.it
Mother Nature displayed quite a show in Costa Rica this week when a video camera trained on Turrialba volcano captured an eruption as a meteor flew overhead.
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