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Oldest Known Fossil of Copulating Insects Discovered in China - Sci-News.com

Oldest Known Fossil of Copulating Insects Discovered in China - Sci-News.com | Geology | Scoop.it
Sci-News.com Oldest Known Fossil of Copulating Insects Discovered in China Sci-News.com Fossil records of mating insects are fairly sparse, and therefore our current knowledge of mating position and genitalia orientation in the early stages of...
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Are Oil Rigs the World's Tallest Structures?

Are Oil Rigs the World's Tallest Structures? | Geology | Scoop.it
The Magnolia TLP is a deepwater oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that manages production from five wells in water nearly 5000 feet deep.
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Evidence Points to Planet Nine Existing, But How Was it Produced?

Evidence Points to Planet Nine Existing, But How Was it Produced? | Geology | Scoop.it
New research examines Planet Nine and the mystery behind its existence. Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto.
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How much does groundwater contribute to sea level rise?

Land water, including groundwater extraction, contributes far less to sea level rise than previously thought, according to a new study.

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Game of bones: first Europeans’ shifting fortunes found in DNA

Game of bones: first Europeans’ shifting fortunes found in DNA | Geology | Scoop.it
Prehistoric Europe was a dynamic place where human populations would rise to dominance, get swept aside by others and then rise again years later, and a new genetic analysis shows what happened
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The Blombos Cave Discoveries --"Emergence of the Human Super Brain"

The Blombos Cave Discoveries --"Emergence of the Human Super Brain" | Geology | Scoop.it
Blombos Cave in South Africa has given us vast knowledge about our early ancestors, realigning scientific notions of the origins of early modern behavior, pushing back the dates of evidence of sophisticated cognitive actions such as flint working,...
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‘Dino-Brexit’: bizarre migration saw dinosaurs flood out of Europe in Cretaceous Period

‘Dino-Brexit’: bizarre migration saw dinosaurs flood out of Europe in Cretaceous Period | Geology | Scoop.it
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A Hole in Earth's Surface

A Hole in Earth's Surface | Geology | Scoop.it
Research shows that a broken lithosphere underneath the island of Hawai'i could explain the island's patterns of seismic activity.
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Erupting Russian Volcanoes Could Make a Mess of Your Flight

Erupting Russian Volcanoes Could Make a Mess of Your Flight | Geology | Scoop.it
It is as volcanically busy as ever in the remote Kamchatka Peninsula, and even relatively small eruptions in the region could impact aircraft.
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Volcanoes kick-start life | University of Southampton

Volcanoes kick-start life | University of Southampton | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Southampton, shed light on the important role volcanoes had in kick-starting life on Earth.
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Natural gas production in U.S. declines

Natural gas production in U.S. declines | Geology | Scoop.it
Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government
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The 4 genetic traits that helped humans conquer the world

The 4 genetic traits that helped humans conquer the world | Geology | Scoop.it
Red hair isn’t all we got from Neanderthals. Without DNA gleaned from extinct human species our ancestors might never have survived Earth’s extremes
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Teaching People Climate Science “Dampens Public Concern”

Teaching People Climate Science “Dampens Public Concern” | Geology | Scoop.it
Guest essay by Eric Worrall Why would teaching people more about science, tend to reduce concern about Climate Change? The obvious explanation is there is something wrong with the science, that scientific literacy helps people see through the hype.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Reveals Clues about Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Reveals Clues about Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
New evidence from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests that volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago. The research about these volcanoes helps show there was extensive ice on ancient Mars.
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VIDEO: landslide in loess in Kyrgyzstan

VIDEO: landslide in loess in Kyrgyzstan | Geology | Scoop.it
An astonishing video has appeared on Youtube showing a video in, I assume, loess in Kyrgyzstan a few days ago. The landslide killed a teenage boy.
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Utah Earthquake Country Examined

Signs of earthquakes are everywhere in the chaotically beautiful geology of southwest Utah and the region where the mile-high Colorado Plateau falls off in
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Scientists Discover "Why the Increase in the Complexity of Life Stopped 3,000 Million Years Ago"

The halt in the increase in the complexity of life happened more than 3,000 million years ago, before the separate evolution of bacteria, eukaryotes and archaebacteria, as all organisms use the same code to produce proteins from genetic information.
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Odd Oort Cloud Object --"Reveals Ancient Clues to Origin of Our Solar System"

Odd Oort Cloud Object --"Reveals Ancient Clues to Origin of Our Solar System" | Geology | Scoop.it
"We've found the first rocky comet, and we are looking for others," said the ESO's Olivier Hainaut. "Depending how many we find, we will know whether the giant planets danced across the Solar System when they were young, or if...
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Did OPEC Just Start Preparing for the End of the Oil Era?

Did OPEC Just Start Preparing for the End of the Oil Era? | Geology | Scoop.it
Sunday, April 17, was the designated moment. The world’s leading oil producers were expected to bring fresh discipline to the chaotic petroleum market and spark a return to high prices.
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'Diamond rain' falls on Saturn and Jupiter

'Diamond rain' falls on Saturn and Jupiter | Geology | Scoop.it
Diamonds as big as jewels fall as "rain" on Saturn and Jupiter, seeded by giant lightning storms, according to new calculations by US scientists.
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Impacts Might Have Made Ancient Mars Briefly Hospitable to Life

Impacts Might Have Made Ancient Mars Briefly Hospitable to Life | Geology | Scoop.it
A bombardment of the Red Planet 4 billion years ago could have created hot springs that allowed life to flourish.
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What lies beneath West Antarctica?

What lies beneath West Antarctica? | Geology | Scoop.it
NSF's mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.
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The Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa Mystery

The Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa Mystery | Geology | Scoop.it
Photos and Story of the Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa, Death Valley - also known as
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Potential lithium brines investigated in Australia

Potential lithium brines investigated in Australia | Geology | Scoop.it
As society becomes more dependent on technology, metals like lithium are in high demand.
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Teaching People Climate Science “Dampens Public Concern”

Teaching People Climate Science “Dampens Public Concern” | Geology | Scoop.it
Guest essay by Eric Worrall Why would teaching people more about science, tend to reduce concern about Climate Change? The obvious explanation is there is something wrong with the science, that scientific literacy helps people see through the hype.
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