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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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Alien Volcanoes on 'Super Earth' May Explain Wild Temperature Swings

Alien Volcanoes on 'Super Earth' May Explain Wild Temperature Swings | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers found that temperatures on the "super Earth" exoplanet 55 Cancri e varied by nearly a factor of three between 2011 and 2013. One possible explanation for this huge variability is massive volcanism, astronomers said.
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An Obscure African Plant Grows Only Over Rock That Could Hide Diamonds

An Obscure African Plant Grows Only Over Rock That Could Hide Diamonds | Geology | Scoop.it
Diamonds you’re familiar with. Pandanus candelabrum, not so much. And until recently, botanists didn’t pay much attention to this rare, palm-like plant from West Africa either. But the discovery that P.
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Earthquake! Your Smartphone Could Give an Early Warning

Earthquake! Your Smartphone Could Give an Early Warning | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown that jiggling GPS-equipped phones could someday deliver early warnings of earthquakes.
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How lowlands drought contributed to Mayan downfall

How lowlands drought contributed to Mayan downfall | Geology | Scoop.it
It must have been a time of great hardship and struggle for the ancient Maya civilization. The land was parched and dry as the devastating effects of climate change on brought a great drought.
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Oldest fossils controversy resolved

Oldest fossils controversy resolved | Geology | Scoop.it
Bristol, UK (SPX) Apr 22, 2015 - New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from the University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and UWA (the University of Western Australia) is set to finally resol...
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Crude Oil Production to Rise Through 2020, Reducing Net Petroleum Imports

Crude Oil Production to Rise Through 2020, Reducing Net Petroleum Imports | Geology | Scoop.it
The US Energy Information Administration reported that in its recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO 2015), it noted the EIA expects US crude oil production to rise through 2020 as oil prices recover, reducing net petroleum...
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Carbon dioxide could be turned into a huge underground battery

Carbon dioxide could be turned into a huge underground battery | Geology | Scoop.it
Storing excess energy with carbon dioxide compressed underground could help even out our energy flow and clean up the atmosphere
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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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Major earthquake hit Nepal

Major earthquake hit Nepal | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists have long warned that mounting seismic stress put region near Kathmandu at risk for a severe tremor.
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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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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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Mississippi megafloods wiped out biggest ancient Native American civilisation of Cahokia

Mississippi megafloods wiped out biggest ancient Native American civilisation of Cahokia | Geology | Scoop.it
Rise and decline of 1,500-year-old civilisation linked to huge flooding of Mississippi River.
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Feathery fossils peg early birds to even earlier date

Feathery fossils peg early birds to even earlier date | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists in China report a new fossil species: the oldest member yet of the evolutionary branch that produced modern birds.
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Farmer in Australia finds 'perfect' fossil of ancient sea predator

Farmer in Australia finds 'perfect' fossil of ancient sea predator | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists believe five-foot jawbone fossil found in Australia is more than 100 million years old and belonged to a baby Kronosaurus Queenslandicus
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True ages of rocks might be distorted through Earth's history

True ages of rocks might be distorted through Earth's history | Geology | Scoop.it
Rocks do not loose their memory during Earth history but their true ages might be distorted: even under ultra high-temperature metamorphic conditions exceeding 1200°C zircon maintains its lead content accumulated during radioactive decay of uranium...
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Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling | Geology | Scoop.it
A seismology team led by Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, finds that high volumes of wastewater injection combined with saltwater (brine) extraction from natural gas wells is the most likely cause of earthquakes occurring near Azle,...
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Fossil Teeth Suggest Humans Played Role in Neanderthal Extinction

Fossil Teeth Suggest Humans Played Role in Neanderthal Extinction | Geology | Scoop.it
Modern humans may have arrived in Western Europe at about the same time as Neanderthals went extinct there, according to fossil teeth. The findings suggest modern humans caused the demise of Neanderthals, either directly or indirectly.
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Ocean acidification drove Earth's largest mass extinction

Ocean acidification drove Earth's largest mass extinction | Geology | Scoop.it
New evidence suggests that ocean acidification played a key role in the Permian–Triassic mass extinction event 252 million years ago that killed most life on Earth.
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