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New Leap Forward Understanding Origin of Life --The Spontaneous Formation of RNA on Early Earth

New Leap Forward Understanding Origin of Life --The Spontaneous Formation of RNA on Early Earth | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
 
One of the biggest questions in science is how life arose from the chemical soup that existed on early Earth.
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Venus' crust heals too fast for plate tectonics

Venus' crust heals too fast for plate tectonics | Geology | Scoop.it
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Venus' crust heals too fast for plate tectonics
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According to David Bercovici, a geophysicist at Yale who was an author on the paper, the model also shows how plate tectonics emerged on Earth but not on her twin.
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Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes | Geology | Scoop.it
Phys.Org Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes Phys.Org It's been understood that the Andes mountain range has been growing as the Nazca oceanic plate slips underneath the South American continental plate, causing the Earth's crust to...
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Seismic study could predict sea level rise

Seismic study could predict sea level rise | Geology | Scoop.it
Seismic study could predict sea level rise Asbury Park Press A survey of deep ocean floor sediments off New Jersey this summer could help scientists document the speed of ancient sea level changes — and better understand how a warming ocean may...
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Residents evacuated from homes as Peru volcano spews ash

Residents evacuated from homes as Peru volcano spews ash | Geology | Scoop.it
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Residents evacuated from homes as Peru volcano spews ash
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Four thousand people living near Peru's most active volcano are being evacuated from their homes. Ubinas recently began spewing ash clouds up to 4km (two miles) high.
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Shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution

Shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution | Geology | Scoop.it
Shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution WSU News 3-D-shark-skull-2-180 NEW YORK – The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the...
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Crater creator uses explosions to find the secrets of volcanoes

Crater creator uses explosions to find the secrets of volcanoes | Geology | Scoop.it
Phys.Org Crater creator uses explosions to find the secrets of volcanoes Phys.Org There are many volcanoes on the planet today – some still active such as Russia's Sarychev Peak (above) and Kilauea, on Hawaii's Big Island, and others currently...
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Mars was once warm and wet, but not for long...

Mars was once warm and wet, but not for long... | Geology | Scoop.it
Mars was once warm and wet, but not for long GMA News Unmanned spacecraft have sent home tantalising images of gouged canyons, valleys and sedimentary deltas, while landers have found hydrous rocks, all suggesting Mars at one time hosted hundreds...
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Field study shows possibility of deflecting seismic waves around desired geologic surface areas

Field study shows possibility of deflecting seismic waves around desired geologic surface areas | Geology | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers in France has successfully demonstrated small-scale reflection of seismic waves around a desired geological area. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the ...
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Massive asteroid may have kickstarted the movement of continents

Massive asteroid may have kickstarted the movement of continents | Geology | Scoop.it
Earth was still a violent place shortly after life began, with regular impactors arriving from space. For the first time…
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Tungurahua volcano: Spectacular pictures capture eruption in Ecuador

Tungurahua volcano: Spectacular pictures capture eruption in Ecuador | Geology | Scoop.it
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Tungurahua volcano: Spectacular pictures capture eruption in Ecuador
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Pictured: Ecuador's 'throat of fire' volcano erupts The Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash miles high (Picture: AP).
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Researchers Observe What Happens During a Quantum Phase Transition

Researchers Observe What Happens During a Quantum Phase Transition | Geology | Scoop.it
In a newly published study, researchers observe what happens during a quantum phase transition, and compare the “quantum melting” of the magnetic structure with the classical “thermal melting” phase transition.
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Mercury's Volcanic Activity Lasted Billions of Years

Mercury's Volcanic Activity Lasted Billions of Years | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
Mercury is the last of the classical planets, the planets known to the astronomers of Egypt and Greece and Rome and the Far East. It’s an object that has captivated the imagination and the attention of astronomers for millennia.
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Researchers may have solved mystery of the Moons age

Researchers may have solved mystery of the Moons age | Geology | Scoop.it
The Space Reporter Researchers may have solved mystery of the Moons age The Space Reporter Radiometric clocks are “set” when each rock forms, meaning the moment an igneous rock solidifies from magma, a sedimentary rock layer is deposited or a rock...
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Missing Xenon Gas Found in Earth's Core

Missing Xenon Gas Found in Earth's Core | Geology | Scoop.it
Mysteriously, most of the expected levels of xenon are missing from Earth's atmosphere. Now, researchers might have the answer: The noble gas, which usually doesn't bond with other atoms, may chemically react with iron and nickel in Earth's core.
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Mississippi River Sediments Plentiful Enough To Rebuild Shrinking Delta

Mississippi River Sediments Plentiful Enough To Rebuild Shrinking Delta | Geology | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Mississippi River Sediments Plentiful Enough To Rebuild Shrinking Delta RedOrbit “It's true that the total amount of sediment has diminished, but river sediment contains both fine-grained mud and course-grained sand, and our research found...
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Scientists find 'easy' way to extract rare earths from seafloor

Scientists find 'easy' way to extract rare earths from seafloor | Geology | Scoop.it
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Scientists find 'easy' way to extract rare earths from seafloor
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... vast deposits lying under the sea.
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Ancient plants 'frozen in time' by space impacts

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Ancient plants 'frozen in time' by space impacts
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Loess and found. The impact glass is found distributed among the sedimentary layers of loess, a rock type formed through the accumulation of wind-blown dust.
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Martian Meteorites Offer Evidence Of Early Atmosphere On Red Planet

Martian Meteorites Offer Evidence Of Early Atmosphere On Red Planet | Geology | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Martian Meteorites Offer Evidence Of Early Atmosphere On Red Planet RedOrbit The analyses of the Martian rocks showed that they were igneous and were ejected into space when an asteroid or comet slammed into the Red Planet, catapulting...
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New fossil shows ancient spiders had extra eyes

New fossil shows ancient spiders had extra eyes | Geology | Scoop.it
UPI.com New fossil shows ancient spiders had extra eyes UPI.com MANCHESTER, England, April 14 (UPI) -- Using advanced infrared imaging technologies, researchers from the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Manchester, in...
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Newly Discovered North Sea Coal 'Could Power Britain for Centuries'

Newly Discovered North Sea Coal 'Could Power Britain for Centuries' | Geology | Scoop.it

Scientists have discovered huge coal deposits under the North Sea that could power Britain for centuries. 

Data from North Sea oil and gas exploration has been used to build a picture of the large coal deposits.

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Animation Shows the Shocking Speed of the Washington Landslide

Animation Shows the Shocking Speed of the Washington Landslide | Geology | Scoop.it
Animation Shows the Shocking Speed of the Washington Landslide
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The same chunk of land moved a little in 2006, which probably destabilized the area. The ground consisted of fairly loose sediments that had been deposited by glaciers.
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Peru Volcano Awakens After 40 Years

Peru Volcano Awakens After 40 Years | Geology | Scoop.it
Life]. It's been four decades since a volcano in Peru has awakened, but on Tuesday, it came back to life and began spewing ash and dust into the sky. The volcano is located in southwestern Peru and has led to more than 50 ...
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Study Reveals How and When Earth Developed Its Rigid Tectonic Plates

Study Reveals How and When Earth Developed Its Rigid Tectonic Plates | Geology | Scoop.it
Newly published research from Yale University and Université de Lyon in France shows how and when Earth developed its rigid tectonic plates and why Venus never has.
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Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges

Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges | Geology | Scoop.it
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Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges
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Scientists have found that temperature deep in Earth's mantle controls the expression of mid-ocean ridges, mountain ranges that line the ocean floor.
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Saudi Arabia may have diamonds

Saudi Arabia may have diamonds | Geology | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia may have diamonds
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According to President of the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) Dr.
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