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ONGC restarts hunt for oil off Kerala coast

ONGC restarts hunt for oil off Kerala coast
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Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia

Earthquakes reveal deep secrets beneath East Asia | Geology | Scoop.it
Austin TX (SPX) May 21, 2015 -
A new work based on 3-D supercomputer simulations of earthquake data has found hidden rock structures deep under East Asia. Researchers from China, Canada, and the U.S.
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Asteroids boiled young Earth's oceans

Asteroids boiled young Earth's oceans | Geology | Scoop.it
At least two asteroids hit Earth 3.3 billion years ago. This superheated the atmosphere, boiled the oceans and shaped how early life evolved.
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Shell Approval May Trigger Resource Race In The Arctic

Shell Approval May Trigger Resource Race In The Arctic | Geology | Scoop.it
With Shell’s Arctic drilling campaign receiving initial federal approval, the race to exploit the vast offshore resources there is heating up massively
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Yale Researchers Illuminate Major Evolutionary Patterns of Snakes

Yale Researchers Illuminate Major Evolutionary Patterns of Snakes | Geology | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from Yale University analyzed snake genomes, modern snake anatomy, and information from the fossil record, generating a family tree for living and extinct snakes and illuminating major evolutionary patterns that have played...
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Clues to Prehistoric Global Warming Locked in Subterranian Caves

Clues to Prehistoric Global Warming Locked in Subterranian Caves | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
 
The Holocene Climate Optimum was a period of global climate warming that occurred between six to nine thousand years ago.
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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
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) May 11, 2015 -
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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Eurasian Minerals Reports Initial Resource Estimate and Project Approvals for the Malmyzh Copper-Gold Porphyry Project, Far East Russia

Eurasian Minerals Reports Initial Resource Estimate and Project Approvals for the Malmyzh Copper-Gold Porphyry Project, Far East Russia | Geology | Scoop.it
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 26, 2015) - Eurasian Minerals Inc. (the "Company" or "EMX") (TSX VENTURE:EMX)(NYSE
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Earth-like planets are more likely to orbit Sun-like stars than lower-mass stars

Earth-like planets are more likely to orbit Sun-like stars than lower-mass stars | Geology | Scoop.it
Simulations by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University indicate that Earth-like planets are more likely to be found orbiting Sun-like stars rather than lower-mass stars that are currently targeted, in terms of water...
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Tracing the origin of ancient water flows on Mars in the lab

Tracing the origin of ancient water flows on Mars in the lab | Geology | Scoop.it
For centuries, scientists have wondered how water channels on Mars formed. Our model suggests that they were caused by water erupting from subsurface lakes on the ancient planet.
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When did geology open a road for species to move between the Americas?

When did geology open a road for species to move between the Americas? | Geology | Scoop.it
New study shows species migration timing more in line with recent geology news.
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Google Earth Reveals Geoglyphs in Kazakhstan

Google Earth Reveals Geoglyphs in Kazakhstan | Geology | Scoop.it

“You open Google Earth and spend hours looking through the territory, and if you’re lucky, you find something,” archaeologist Dr. Irina Shevnina said of the discovery in an email to Hyperallergic. “The geoglyphs were found quite by accident, though such monuments in Kazakhstan were not unknown.”


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The article goes on to cite other interesting discoveries by "armchair archaeologists"--thanks, Google!

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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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