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Reef fossil find sets new age limit - Phys.Org

Reef fossil find sets new age limit - Phys.Org | Geology | Scoop.it
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Her supervisor, Professor Kliti Grice, says the fossil was originally a crustacean that died in the oceans around the time of the Devonian mass-extinctions (more than 360 million years ago).
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Surprise: natural methane seeps created ‘lost city’ in Greece that isn’t

Surprise: natural methane seeps created ‘lost city’ in Greece that isn’t | Geology | Scoop.it
From the University of Athens and East Anglia and the “methane time bomb” department comes this surprising finding that takes all the fun out of snorkeling for a whole bunch of people.
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CO2 injected deep underground turns to rock – and stays there

CO2 injected deep underground turns to rock – and stays there | Geology | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide rapidly turns into solid carbonates when injected into basalt rocks. Done on a massive scale it could help limit climate change
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Spongy minerals could explain why Mars gives off methane burps

Spongy minerals could explain why Mars gives off methane burps | Geology | Scoop.it
Zeolites – volcanic minerals that easily trap and release gases – could be responsible for the burps of methane that occasionally come from the Red Planet
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5000-year-old beer-brewing kit found in China

5000-year-old beer-brewing kit found in China | Geology | Scoop.it
Pottery from China has revealed the secrets of some of the oldest known beer makers, who may be linked to the rise of hierarchical societies in East Asia
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"Endless Oceans" --Kepler Reveals Planets Unlike Anything in Our Solar System

"Endless Oceans" --Kepler Reveals Planets Unlike Anything in Our Solar System | Geology | Scoop.it
The discovery raises the intriguing possibility that some star in our galaxy might be circled by two Earth-like worlds — planets with oceans and continents, where technologically advanced life could develop.
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Mastodon Bones with stone tools? New research puts Humans in Florida 14,550 Years Ago!

Mastodon Bones with stone tools? New research puts Humans in Florida 14,550 Years Ago! | Geology | Scoop.it
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Musselman Arch, Canyonlands National Park and the Arching Milky Way

Musselman Arch, Canyonlands National Park and the Arching Milky Way | Geology | Scoop.it
Photographer: David Lane Summary Author: David Lane Shown above is Musselman Arch (at center) in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, with the Milky Way arching overhead. It's a jarring 5 mi (8 km) drive on White Rim Road to the Arch...
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Chrysoberyl from the New England Placer Deposits

Chrysoberyl from the New England Placer Deposits | Geology | Scoop.it
Examines a collection of chrysoberyl samples from these sapphire placer deposits to determine their distinct mineralogical and chemical properties.
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Huge sinkhole rips through residential street in London

Huge sinkhole rips through residential street in London | Geology | Scoop.it

A massive sinkhole has burst open on a residential street in London - swallowing up a parked family car. Woodland Terrace in Charlton in the south east of the city has been closed after the road's surface gave way overnight following 24 hours of heavy rainfall.


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Peter Hobbs, from the British Geological Survey (BGS), is quoted in this story. BGS is one of six NERC-supported centres.
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France eyes ban on U.S. shale gas

France eyes ban on U.S. shale gas | Geology | Scoop.it

The French government is looking to ban imports of shale gas from the United States to back a nationwide prohibition on fracking."

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Super-salty Turkish lakes may hold key to spotting life on Mars

Super-salty Turkish lakes may hold key to spotting life on Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
A new survey of extreme microbes living in salty and alkaline lakes could yield "fingerprints" that help detect the biological origin of rocks on Mars
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Climate Change for the Impatient: A Nuclear Mini Ice Age

Climate Change for the Impatient: A Nuclear Mini Ice Age | Geology | Scoop.it
Everyone has heard about climate change caused by fossil fuels, which threatens to raise Earth's average surface temperature by about 3-5°C by the yea
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Arctic Ocean Seafloor Map: Depth, Shelves, Basins, Ridges

Arctic Ocean Seafloor Map: Depth, Shelves, Basins, Ridges | Geology | Scoop.it
Bathymetic map of the Arctic Ocean showing major shelves, basins, ridges and other features.
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Reveals Frosted Dunes on Mars

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Reveals Frosted Dunes on Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image of sand dunes on Mars. Sand dunes cover much of this terrain, which has large boulders lying on flat areas between the dunes.
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Alien Star System Mirrors Earth's 4 Billion Years Ago --"A Milestone Revealing Rich Organics Needed for Life"

Alien Star System Mirrors Earth's 4 Billion Years Ago --"A Milestone Revealing Rich Organics Needed for Life" | Geology | Scoop.it
The protoplanetary disc around the young star TW Hydrae is the closest known example to Earth, at a distance of only about 170 light-years, closely resembling what astronomers think the Solar System looked like during its formation more than four...
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Ancient enzyme resurrected from the ancestor of all bacteria

Ancient enzyme resurrected from the ancestor of all bacteria | Geology | Scoop.it
The reconstruction of an enzyme used by bacteria thought to have lived in a hot spring 3.4 billion years ago tells us they became complex earlier than thought
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The 2016 Great Geobakeoff – the results!

The 2016 Great Geobakeoff – the results! | Geology | Scoop.it
It's been a bumper year for geobaking - our highest ever number of entries! Thank you and a huge round of applause to everyone who took part. Continue reading →
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Swedish Bronze Age axes made with copper from Cyprus

Swedish Bronze Age axes made with copper from Cyprus | Geology | Scoop.it
Ancient bronze tools unearthed in Sweden were made using copper from the Mediterranean, showing there was trade between the two cultures, archeologists have found.
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New Pavlof Volcano rumblings could be prelude to eruption

New Pavlof Volcano rumblings could be prelude to eruption | Geology | Scoop.it
An increase in seismic activity at Pavlof Volcano, which erupted spectacularly in March, has prompted Alaska Volcano Observatory staff to step up monitoring of the Alaska Peninsula volcano.
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Rare Faint-Blue Galaxy Yields Clues to the Big Bang

Rare Faint-Blue Galaxy Yields Clues to the Big Bang | Geology | Scoop.it
"Finding the most metal-poor galaxy ever is exciting since it could help contribute to a quantitative test of the Big Bang," said John J. Salzer at Indiana University. "There are relatively few ways to explore conditions at the birth of...
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New Zealand warns hikers away from Lord of the Rings volcano... AKA Mordor

New Zealand warns hikers away from Lord of the Rings volcano... AKA Mordor | Geology | Scoop.it
Geologists say Mount Ruapehu – backdrop for Mordor – is showing signs of increased volcanic activity
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Shooting stars show Earth had oxygen eons before we thought

Shooting stars show Earth had oxygen eons before we thought | Geology | Scoop.it
Tiny meteorites discovered in Australia show that Earth's air had some oxygen in it at a time when no one thought it did – 2.7 billion years ago
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Nigeria oil output hits 22-year low on renewed unrest

Nigeria oil output hits 22-year low on renewed unrest | Geology | Scoop.it
Nigeria’s oil output has slumped to a 22-year low, figures showed on Tuesday, because of pipeline sabotage and increasing unrest that has seen major companies evacuate staff.
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One Year After the M7.8 Nepal Earthquake | USGS.gov

One Year After the M7.8 Nepal Earthquake | USGS.gov | Geology | Scoop.it
On April 25, 2015 at 11:56 local time, part of the tectonic boundary between India and the rest of Eurasia began to slip, sending powerful earthquake waves to Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu just 50 miles away. While this earthquake spread damage throughout the region beyond Nepal, it did not destroy the capital. USGS scientists were surprised at how well the city and the surrounding valley fared -- in contrast to the devastation in rural areas -- and are looking for lessons that could help reduce future earthquake losses in Nepal and elsewhere.
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