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Why Ancient Earth Was So Warm - National Geographic

Why Ancient Earth Was So Warm - National Geographic | Geology | Scoop.it
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The oldest sedimentary rocks, which had to have been laid down in liquid water, are from Greenland and are around 3.8 billion years old.
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Freaky Burgess Shale fossil finds its head

Freaky Burgess Shale fossil finds its head | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers have found teeny tiny teeth in a creature half a billion years old so strange it was named Hallucigenia.
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Super-Earths not a place for plate tectonics

Super-Earths not a place for plate tectonics | Geology | Scoop.it
Plate tectonics build big mountain ranges on Earth. But super-Earths would be too big for such movements to occur, a study finds.
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Seafloor hot springs a significant source of iron in the oceans

Seafloor hot springs a significant source of iron in the oceans | Geology | Scoop.it
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Seafloor hot springs a significant source of iron in the oceans | UW Today
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At the bottom of the sea, volcanic and magmatic forces create hot springs that spew super-heated water into the deep ocean.
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New 3D Technology Helps Students Learn About Geology

New 3D Technology Helps Students Learn About Geology | Geology | Scoop.it
On Thursday, July 9, at 10 a.m., more than 20 kids grades 6 through 8 will learn about geology with the help of a new, interactive technology through UNO’s Aim for the Stars summer camp.
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Volcanic ash causes Indonesia airport closures

Volcanic ash causes Indonesia airport closures | Geology | Scoop.it
Five airports in Indonesia are closed, including in the tourist hotspot Bali, because of a volcanic eruption, authorities say.
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The Moon is shrouded in a weird cloud of comet dust

The Moon is shrouded in a weird cloud of comet dust | Geology | Scoop.it

The Moon is cloaked in a constant, asymmetric cloud of dust, Nasa scientists have discovered -- and it's likely that the cloud is caused by passing comets.

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Canadian Museum of Nature unveils ancient limbed fish fossil

Canadian Museum of Nature unveils ancient limbed fish fossil | Geology | Scoop.it
The Canadian Museum of Nature is welcoming home about 60 fossils of Tiktaalik Roseae, a prehistoric fish-like creature that was discovered on Ellesmere Island in 2004.
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Incredible Time-Lapse of a Massive Volcano Eruption

Incredible Time-Lapse of a Massive Volcano Eruption | Geology | Scoop.it
On April 22, 2015, the Chilean volcano Calbuco erupted, providing the most dramatic and awe-inspiring photographs I’ve ever seen of such an event.
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Earthquakes: The rise and fall of an island

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When the strain finally exceeds the fault strength an earthquake occurs and the crust elastically rebounds, snapping back to an undistorted state.
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Only carnivores could handle Late Triassic tropics

Only carnivores could handle Late Triassic tropics | Geology | Scoop.it
Why didn't big, warm-blooded dinosaurs live in the tropics for roughly 30 million years? They couldn't take the heat.
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Galapagos volcano sets the night sky ablaze

Galapagos volcano sets the night sky ablaze | Geology | Scoop.it
An eruption this week on the Galapagos islands threatened the region's iconic wildlife – but it now seems to be in the clearincluding the world's only population of pink iguana
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Fish fossils found in Calgary 'really significant': paleontologist

Fish fossils found in Calgary 'really significant': paleontologist | Geology | Scoop.it
Fish fossils recovered from a Calgary housing development site are from the Paskapoo Formation, which is around 60 million years old.
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Eurasian Minerals Reports Initial Resource Estimate and Project Approvals for the Malmyzh Copper-Gold Porphyry Project, Far East Russia

Eurasian Minerals Reports Initial Resource Estimate and Project Approvals for the Malmyzh Copper-Gold Porphyry Project, Far East Russia | Geology | Scoop.it
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 26, 2015) - Eurasian Minerals Inc. (the "Company" or "EMX") (TSX VENTURE:EMX)(NYSE
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Continents Rose Above Oceans 3 Billion Years Ago

Continents Rose Above Oceans 3 Billion Years Ago | Geology | Scoop.it
The continents may have first risen high above the oceans of the world about 3 billion years ago, researchers say. That's about a billion years earlier than geoscientists had suspected for the emergence of a good chunk of the continents.
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Exploring the moon today to learn more about Earth's youth billions of years ago

Exploring the moon today to learn more about Earth's youth billions of years ago | Geology | Scoop.it
The surface of the Earth preserves little or no information about its distant past. Constant tectonic activity has recycled Earth's crust and shifted landmasses.
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Tiny sponge fossil upsets evolutionary model

Tiny sponge fossil upsets evolutionary model | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers have unearthed a fossil of a sponge, no bigger than a grain of sand, that existed 60 million years earlier than many expected.
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New Horned Dinosaur Species – Wendiceratops Pinhornensis

New Horned Dinosaur Species – Wendiceratops Pinhornensis | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers discover a new species of horned dinosaur, Wendiceratops pinhornensis. Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Dr.
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If Jurassic Park Were In Different Geological Eras

Let's just be glad they chose the Jurassic period. See more http://www.collegehumor.com LIKE us on: http://www.facebook.com/collegehumor FOLLOW us on: http:/...
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Venus may be an epic volcano hotspot

New evidence has revealed that the surface of Venus may be an active volcanic hotspot, spewing hot lava from superheated rocks.  Geologists studying thermal imaging data captured by the Venus Express spacecraft spotted spikes in temperature...
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Precarious existence in shadow of Indonesian volcano - Phys.Org

Precarious existence in shadow of Indonesian volcano - Phys.Org | Geology | Scoop.it
When Indonesian farmer Elfi Dalimunthe fled to safety last week as a volcano hurled hot ash and rocks across the sky, it marked the third time she was forced to abandon her home in recent years.
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New research shows Earth's core contains 90 percent of Earth's sulfur

New research shows Earth's core contains 90 percent of Earth's sulfur | Geology | Scoop.it
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 22, 2015 -
So perhaps there is some truth in the old legends of the underworld reeking of brimstone (or sulphur, as it is now called)?
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Historical sunspot numbers are about to be given an adjustment

Historical sunspot numbers are about to be given an adjustment | Geology | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Some commenters got the wrong idea about this article, see the footnote. Our resident solar physicist Dr.
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New Microbe Research Could Improve Produced Water Reuse Practice in Fracking

New Microbe Research Could Improve Produced Water Reuse Practice in Fracking | Geology | Scoop.it
New research on how bacteria behave in produced water could affect the way fluid from shale gas operations is handled and reused.
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New human ancestor discovered near fossil of 'Lucy'

New human ancestor discovered near fossil of 'Lucy' | Geology | Scoop.it
Australopithecus deyiremeda lived about 3.4 million years ago in northern Ethiopia, around the same time and place as Australopithecus afarensis.
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Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia

Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia | Geology | Scoop.it
Austin TX (SPX) May 21, 2015 -
A new work based on 3-D supercomputer simulations of earthquake data has found hidden rock structures deep under East Asia. Researchers from China, Canada, and the U.S.
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