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Antarctica Fossil DNA Related to the Most Ancient Organisms Known on Earth Found for 1st Time in Subglacial Lakes

Antarctica Fossil DNA Related to the Most Ancient Organisms Known on Earth Found for 1st Time in Subglacial Lakes | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
The possibility that extreme life forms might exist in the cold and dark lakes hidden kilometers beneath the Antarctic ice sheet has fascinated scientists for decades.
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Farmer in Australia finds 'perfect' fossil of ancient sea predator

Farmer in Australia finds 'perfect' fossil of ancient sea predator | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists believe five-foot jawbone fossil found in Australia is more than 100 million years old and belonged to a baby Kronosaurus Queenslandicus
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True ages of rocks might be distorted through Earth's history

True ages of rocks might be distorted through Earth's history | Geology | Scoop.it
Rocks do not loose their memory during Earth history but their true ages might be distorted: even under ultra high-temperature metamorphic conditions exceeding 1200°C zircon maintains its lead content accumulated during radioactive decay of uranium...
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Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling | Geology | Scoop.it
A seismology team led by Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, finds that high volumes of wastewater injection combined with saltwater (brine) extraction from natural gas wells is the most likely cause of earthquakes occurring near Azle,...
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Fossil Teeth Suggest Humans Played Role in Neanderthal Extinction

Fossil Teeth Suggest Humans Played Role in Neanderthal Extinction | Geology | Scoop.it
Modern humans may have arrived in Western Europe at about the same time as Neanderthals went extinct there, according to fossil teeth. The findings suggest modern humans caused the demise of Neanderthals, either directly or indirectly.
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Ocean acidification drove Earth's largest mass extinction

Ocean acidification drove Earth's largest mass extinction | Geology | Scoop.it
New evidence suggests that ocean acidification played a key role in the Permian–Triassic mass extinction event 252 million years ago that killed most life on Earth.
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Scientists Figure Out What Causes Earth's Hum: Ocean Waves

Scientists Figure Out What Causes Earth's Hum: Ocean Waves | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists believe they now have an explanation for what causes the humming of the Earth that some people all over the world often hear: it's ocean waves rocking the earth.
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Uranium isotopes carry the fingerprint of ancient bacterial activity

Uranium isotopes carry the fingerprint of ancient bacterial activity | Geology | Scoop.it
The oceans and other water bodies contain billions of tons of dissolved uranium. Over the planet's history, some of this uranium was transformed into an insoluble form, causing it to precipitate and accumulate in sediments.
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VIDEO: Explosion at Peru's Ubinas volcano sets off mudslides

VIDEO: Explosion at Peru's Ubinas volcano sets off mudslides | Geology | Scoop.it
Peru's towering Ubinas volcano spews plumes of smoke and ash high into the sky, triggering off a series of mudslides
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Scientists must speak up on fossil-fuel divestment

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Scientists must speak up on fossil-fuel divestment
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And as we burn fossil fuels ever faster they present a moving target.
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Reassessing China's dinosaur 'Pompeii'

Reassessing China's dinosaur 'Pompeii' | Geology | Scoop.it
University of Bristol Reassessing China's dinosaur 'Pompeii' University of Bristol Once we established proper placement of these fossils in the sedimentary sequence it became clear that these animals had been buried by sediments that were deposited...
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If Earth never had life, continents would be smaller

If Earth never had life, continents would be smaller | Geology | Scoop.it
Reduced erosion in the long run would lead to less continental crust
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Geologists Discover New Layer in Earth's Mantle

Geologists Discover New Layer in Earth's Mantle | Geology | Scoop.it
New research suggests the existence of an unknown superviscous layer inside our planet: part of the lower mantle where the rock gets 3 times stiffer.
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Geologist identifies new source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic

Geologist identifies new source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic | Geology | Scoop.it
Research led by a University of New Hampshire professor has identified a new source of methane for gas hydrates—ice-like substances found in sediment that trap methane within the crystal structure of frozen water—in the Arctic Ocean.
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Earthquake! Your Smartphone Could Give an Early Warning

Earthquake! Your Smartphone Could Give an Early Warning | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown that jiggling GPS-equipped phones could someday deliver early warnings of earthquakes.
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How lowlands drought contributed to Mayan downfall

How lowlands drought contributed to Mayan downfall | Geology | Scoop.it
It must have been a time of great hardship and struggle for the ancient Maya civilization. The land was parched and dry as the devastating effects of climate change on brought a great drought.
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Oldest fossils controversy resolved

Oldest fossils controversy resolved | Geology | Scoop.it
Bristol, UK (SPX) Apr 22, 2015 - New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from the University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and UWA (the University of Western Australia) is set to finally resol...
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Crude Oil Production to Rise Through 2020, Reducing Net Petroleum Imports

Crude Oil Production to Rise Through 2020, Reducing Net Petroleum Imports | Geology | Scoop.it
The US Energy Information Administration reported that in its recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO 2015), it noted the EIA expects US crude oil production to rise through 2020 as oil prices recover, reducing net petroleum...
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Carbon dioxide could be turned into a huge underground battery

Carbon dioxide could be turned into a huge underground battery | Geology | Scoop.it
Storing excess energy with carbon dioxide compressed underground could help even out our energy flow and clean up the atmosphere
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Oldest Known Human Ancestors May Have Had Precision Grip Capabilities

Oldest Known Human Ancestors May Have Had Precision Grip Capabilities | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers present a kinematic model of thumb–index precision grip and manipulative movement based on bony hand morphology in a broad sample of extant primates and fossil hominins, revealing that even the oldest available fossil hominins may have...
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A Geologic History of an Ancient Martian Lake System in Jezero Crater

A Geologic History of an Ancient Martian Lake System in Jezero Crater | Geology | Scoop.it
Using NASA data, researchers from Brown University created a geologic history of flowing water on the surface of Mars.
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Inshore corals prove resilient to sediments

Inshore corals prove resilient to sediments | Geology | Scoop.it
Inshore corals may be better able to cope with natural and human-induced sediment resuspension events than previously thought, according to a local researcher.
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Uninhabited Scottish island continues to supply bulk of curling rocks

Uninhabited Scottish island continues to supply bulk of curling rocks | Geology | Scoop.it
Granite still used in construction of 60 to 70 per cent of curling stones in play today
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Goce gravity boost to geothermal hunt

Goce gravity boost to geothermal hunt | Geology | Scoop.it
Observations from space assist the search for new locations to site geothermal power stations.
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Collision with 'second Earth' probably created the Moon

Collision with 'second Earth' probably created the Moon | Geology | Scoop.it
It now appears increasingly like the Moon is the offspring of perhaps the single most devastating event in the history of our planet.
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KrisEnergy announces start of offshore exploration seismic program in Vietnam

KrisEnergy announces start of offshore exploration seismic program in Vietnam | Geology | Scoop.it
The survey, which is expected to take 23 days, is designed to image the carbonate and basement sections of the Ca Lang prospect and associated leads on the Tri Ton Horst. 
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