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Indonesian volcano erupts for third time in three months - GlobalPost

Indonesian volcano erupts for third time in three months - GlobalPost | Geology | Scoop.it
Indonesian volcano erupts for third time in three months
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Mount Sinabung, a volcano on Sumatra, spews thick smoke and volcanic material on Sept. 15, 2013. (KHARISMA TARIGAN/AFP/Getty Images).
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This Digital Map of the Seafloor Can Help Scientists Predict Environmental Change

This Digital Map of the Seafloor Can Help Scientists Predict Environmental Change | Geology | Scoop.it
We know less about the deep ocean than we do about the surface of Mars. But if we want to really understand how humans are impacting the Earth, we need to start looking down deep into the muck.
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Ten Years and Counting, Mars Orbiter Still Going Strong

Ten Years and Counting, Mars Orbiter Still Going Strong | Geology | Scoop.it
It’s been ten years since the launch of NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and its work is far from over.
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Iceland hits geothermal jackpot – will Japan be next?

Iceland hits geothermal jackpot – will Japan be next? | Geology | Scoop.it
Somewhere out there is a lot of super-efficient energy just waiting to be tapped, and this Icelandic simulation makes finding it a whole lot easier.
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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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100-million-year-old "pork" rock discovered by miners in Ningxia

100-million-year-old "pork" rock discovered by miners in Ningxia | Geology | Scoop.it
A remarkably porky-looking stone has been discovered in Ningxia Hui Autonomous
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What's Up With the Quakes Before a Volcano Erupts?

What's Up With the Quakes Before a Volcano Erupts? | Geology | Scoop.it
Whenever a volcano acts up, earthquakes are one of the first signs. Why do earthquakes happen under volcanoes anyway?
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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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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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