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Traces of 'Microbial Cities' a Record 3.49 Billion Years Old Discovered --"Communicating Via Chemical Signals"

Traces of 'Microbial Cities' a Record 3.49 Billion Years Old Discovered --"Communicating Via Chemical Signals" | Geology | Scoop.it
 
Scientists analysing some of the planet's oldest rocks, located in Western Australia's Pilbara region.
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Mercury's 4-Billion Year-Old Magnetic Field Reveals Planet's Past

Mercury's 4-Billion Year-Old Magnetic Field Reveals Planet's Past | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
 
New data from MESSENGER, the spacecraft that orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet a week ago, reveals Mercury's magnetic field is almost four billion years old.
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Stunning Images of Mars Reveal Vistas That Are Eerily Reminiscent of places on Earth

Stunning Images of Mars Reveal Vistas That Are Eerily Reminiscent of places on Earth | Geology | Scoop.it
Awe-inspiring photographic vistas of Mars captured by the Curiosity Rover look all the world like the redrock canyon country of Utah here on Earth.
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Mapping rivers and preserving livelihoods

Mapping rivers and preserving livelihoods | Geology | Scoop.it
River scientists and marine geophysicists from the US and UK have teamed up for a unique collaboration that could help protect the lives of thousands of people who live close to the banks of some of South Asia's biggest rivers.
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Fossil shows Prehistoric Reptile Gave Birth in Open Ocean

Fossil shows Prehistoric Reptile Gave Birth in Open Ocean | Geology | Scoop.it
A case of mistaken identity turned out to be the key for proving that a prehistoric aquatic reptile did not lay eggs, but rather gave …
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Opah – The First Fully Warm-Blooded Fish

Opah – The First Fully Warm-Blooded Fish | Geology | Scoop.it
A newly published study reveals details about the opah – the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body.
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Supercycles in subduction zones

Supercycles in subduction zones | Geology | Scoop.it
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On 11 March 2011, a massive release of stress between two overlapping tectonic plates occurred beneath the ocean floor off the coast of Japan, triggering a giant tsunami.
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A sequence of several large earthquakes are known as supercycles


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Have scientists unearthed the world's oldest human skin?

Have scientists unearthed the world's oldest human skin? | Geology | Scoop.it
Anthropologists believed they have found preserved skin from skull and jaw bones of an early human species called Australopithecus sediba, in Malapa Nature Reserve, near Johannesburg.
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Fossil Arthropod Brains Shed Light On Lobster Evolution

Fossil Arthropod Brains Shed Light On Lobster Evolution | Geology | Scoop.it
You never know what you might learn by studying a fossilized brain.
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Past tells a lot about what Great Barrier Reef faces today

Past tells a lot about what Great Barrier Reef faces today | Geology | Scoop.it
Issues the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is facing today can be better understood by examining its past, research led by the University of Sydney shows.
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Geologist outlines earthquake "time bombs" in a forthcoming book

Geologist outlines earthquake "time bombs" in a forthcoming book | Geology | Scoop.it
An emeritus Oregon State University geologist, who was one of the first scientists to point to the possibility of a major earthquake in the Pacific Northwest, outlines some of the world's seismic 'time bombs' in a forthcoming book.
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VIDEO: Underwater Volcano Likely Spewing Lava off Oregon Coast, Scientists Say

VIDEO: Underwater Volcano Likely Spewing Lava off Oregon Coast, Scientists Say | Geology | Scoop.it
Axial Seamount, a large underwater volcano off the Oregon Coast, is giving off noticeable signs of activity and researchers suggest it's spewing lava.
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Researchers explain mystery of India's rapid move toward Eurasia 80 million years ago

Researchers explain mystery of India's rapid move toward Eurasia 80 million years ago | Geology | Scoop.it
In the history of continental drift, India has been a mysterious record-holder.
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Earthquake scientists go to Himalayas for seismic research

Earthquake scientists go to Himalayas for seismic research | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists have been trying to make sense of out of what makes the earth move for centuries. The earthquake disaster in Nepal on April 25 brings attention to human frailty in the face of Mother Nature.
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Oldest Fossil Brain Ever Discovered --Reveals Origin of the Head

Oldest Fossil Brain Ever Discovered --Reveals Origin of the Head | Geology | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of Cambridge has identified one of the oldest fossil brains ever discovered - more than 500 million years old - and used it to help determine how heads first evolved in early animals.
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Dinosaur's posture perplexes

Dinosaur's posture perplexes | Geology | Scoop.it
The famous feathered dinosaur archeopteryx seems to have had a penchant for fossilizing in painful positions, with its head cranked backward at a severe angle.
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Earthquakes expose limits of scientific predictions

Earthquakes expose limits of scientific predictions | Geology | Scoop.it
In 2012, six Italian seismologists were sent to prison because they failed to predict the 2009 L'Aquila 6.3 magnitude earthquake.
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Geologists use jelly, lasers and water to unravel mystery of volcanic eruption

Geologists use jelly, lasers and water to unravel mystery of volcanic eruption | Geology | Scoop.it
An experiment to work out why magma travels along vertical and horizontal fractures reveals a previously unrecognised potential trigger for eruptions
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Dazzled by Australia's precious opals

Dazzled by Australia's precious opals | Geology | Scoop.it
Already legally defined as Australia's "National Gemstone", the country's precious opals are punting for a new international designation - that of Global Heritage Stone Resource.
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The origins and future of Lake Eyre and the Murray-Darling Basin

The origins and future of Lake Eyre and the Murray-Darling Basin | Geology | Scoop.it
Geoscientists have, for the first time, discovered the origins of Australia's two largest basins: Lake Eyre and the Murray-Darling Basin. The research also implies that in 30 million years' time both basins will cease to exist.
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Project seeks climate clues deep in Indonesian lake bed

Project seeks climate clues deep in Indonesian lake bed | Geology | Scoop.it
A project aimed at sampling pristine sediments from deep beneath an ancient Indonesian lake is in full swing.
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River sediments, a dynamic reserve of pollutants

River sediments, a dynamic reserve of pollutants | Geology | Scoop.it
The UPV/EHU's Hydrology and Environment Research Group has located the stretches in the River Deba and its tributaries posing the greatest potential hazard owing to their high metal content, has identified the sources of pollution and has assessed...
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The First Stars of the Universe Were as Bright as 100 Million Suns

The First Stars of the Universe Were as Bright as 100 Million Suns | Geology | Scoop.it
A newly published study analyzes the time evolution of the luminosity of a cluster of Population III protostars formed in the early universe, revealing that the first stars were as luminous as 100 million of our Suns.
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Explosive Volcanoes Due to... Water?

Explosive Volcanoes Due to... Water? | Geology | Scoop.it
When we picture volcanoes erupting, molten hot magma comes to mind. Surprisingly though, new research says that explosive volcanoes are actually fueled in large part by water.
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The water increases the explosive character of a volcanic eruption 

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Did dinosaur-killing asteroid trigger largest lava flows on Earth?

Did dinosaur-killing asteroid trigger largest lava flows on Earth? | Geology | Scoop.it
The asteroid that slammed into the ocean off Mexico 66 million years ago and killed off the dinosaurs probably rang the Earth like a bell, triggering volcanic eruptions around the globe that may have contributed to the devastation, according to a...
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