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Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, scientists say - Phys.Org

Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, scientists say - Phys.Org | Geology | Scoop.it
Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, scientists say Phys.Org (Phys.org) —A record of ancient rainfall teased from long-buried sediments in Mongolia is challenging the popular idea that the arid conditions prevalent in Central Asia today were...
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Brittany Ortiz's curator insight, November 10, 2014 6:07 PM

Its interesting to see the pictures in which you can previously see where the river/water was going threw through these mountains. As dry as they look now, you would never think that water was ever going threw such a place. The airidity is so cool to see how dry these mountains are.

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'Super volcano' discovered in Utah!

'Super volcano' discovered in Utah! | Geology | Scoop.it
BYU geologists discover 'super volcano' in Utah
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PROVO — Geologists at Brigham Young University have discovered what may be the world's largest "super" volcano that erupted in Utah's own backyard.
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Curiosity Rover: Zapping Mars, One Laser Shot At A Time - RedOrbit

Curiosity Rover: Zapping Mars, One Laser Shot At A Time - RedOrbit | Geology | Scoop.it
Space.com Curiosity Rover: Zapping Mars, One Laser Shot At A Time RedOrbit Image Caption: The rock "Ithaca" shown here, with a rougher lower texture and smoother texture on top, appears to be a piece of the local sedimentary bedrock protruding from...
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Magma Ocean Could Have Given Early Earth Magnetic Field - LiveScience.com

Magma Ocean Could Have Given Early Earth Magnetic Field - LiveScience.com | Geology | Scoop.it
LiveScience.com Magma Ocean Could Have Given Early Earth Magnetic Field LiveScience.com Past research suggested a magma ocean might have existed in the lowermost part of Earth's mantle layer between the core and crust from very early in Earth's...
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Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor in Aquifers - Guardian Express

Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor in Aquifers - Guardian Express | Geology | Scoop.it
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Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor in Aquifers
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The contents of the aquifers were safeguarded by the many layers of clay and sediments that had formed over their surface.
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Baffling 400000-Year-Old Clue to Human Origins - New York Times

Baffling 400000-Year-Old Clue to Human Origins - New York Times | Geology | Scoop.it
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Baffling 400000-Year-Old Clue to Human Origins
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The fossil, a thigh bone found in Spain, had previously seemed to many experts to belong to a forerunner of Neanderthals. But its DNA tells a very different story.
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Formation of Diamonds at subduction zones through redox reactions is revealed

Formation of Diamonds at subduction zones through redox reactions is revealed | Geology | Scoop.it
Chemistry World Diamonds' redox reaction origins revealed Chemistry World Subduction zones – boundaries between tectonic plates where the Earth's crust sinks into the hot mantle – could be breeding grounds for diamond formation, according Russian...
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Earth's Gravity Scarred by Japan Earthquake - SpaceRef

Earth's Gravity Scarred by Japan Earthquake - SpaceRef | Geology | Scoop.it
Large earthquakes not only deform Earth's crust, but can also cause tiny changes in local gravity. The strength of gravity varies from place to place on our planet's surface and it was GOCE's task to map these variations very ...
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An excellent summary article of recent papers on Arctic and American methane - RealClimate

An excellent summary article of recent papers on Arctic and American methane - RealClimate | Geology | Scoop.it
Arctic and American Methane in Context
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Sediments that got flooded by rising sea level thousands of years ago are warmer than sediments still exposed to the colder atmosphere, down to a depth of ~50 meters.
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Utah researchers discover new dinosaur fossil in Spain - fox13now.com

Utah researchers discover new dinosaur fossil in Spain - fox13now.com | Geology | Scoop.it
Utah researchers discover new dinosaur fossil in Spain
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The fossil is the oldest known nodosaurid, a family to the ankylosaurs with wide, heavily armored body and a spiny side.
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Smartphone app to give earthquake warning | Day Today News

Smartphone app to give earthquake warning | Day Today News | Geology | Scoop.it
A smartphone app written tο give early notice οf earthquakes сουld bе ready аѕ early аѕ subsequent year, according tο scientists аt thе World Science Forum іn Rio de Janeiro. Researchers frοm thе University οf California ...
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Notre Dame geologists' discovery should cause earth scientists to rethink the chemical make-up of the mantle

Notre Dame geologists' discovery should cause earth scientists to rethink the chemical make-up of the mantle | Geology | Scoop.it
Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania. A new discovery by researchers from the University of Notre Dame's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences could change prevailing assumptions about the ...
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Geophysicist studies the loud crackling noise of glaciers melting

Geophysicist studies the loud crackling noise of glaciers melting | Geology | Scoop.it
The crackling, popping sounds of ice melting in underwater
glacial fjords -- caused by trapped air bubbles escaping -- are
responsible for the loudest natural marine environments on
Earth.
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Curiosity Found Evidence of An Ancient Freshwater Lake on Mars - Smithsonian (blog)

Curiosity Found Evidence of An Ancient Freshwater Lake on Mars - Smithsonian (blog) | Geology | Scoop.it
Smithsonian (blog) Curiosity Found Evidence of An Ancient Freshwater Lake on Mars Smithsonian (blog) The chemical analysis of the two rocks (named “John Klein” and “Cumberland”) showed that they were mudstones, a type of fine-grained sedimentary...
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Ocean crust could safely store CO2, researchers say - UPI.com

Ocean crust could safely store CO2, researchers say - UPI.com | Geology | Scoop.it
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Ocean crust could safely store CO2, researchers say
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Researchers at the University of Southampton have identified regions where igneous rocks can store huge quantities of industrial CO2 just beneath the Earth's crust.
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Fossil Evidence Indicates Fig Wasps Were Here Long Before Fig Trees - RedOrbit

Fossil Evidence Indicates Fig Wasps Were Here Long Before Fig Trees - RedOrbit | Geology | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Fossil Evidence Indicates Fig Wasps Were Here Long Before Fig Trees RedOrbit “This is a tiny parasitic wasp, it's the smallest fossil wasp found in this particular deposit and it's the oldest representative of its family,” said Sam Heads,...
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Important Marine Fossils Discovered In Upper Part Of The Permian Linxi Formation, China - RedOrbit

Important Marine Fossils Discovered In Upper Part Of The Permian Linxi Formation, China - RedOrbit | Geology | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Marine Fossils Discovered In Upper Part Of The Permian Linxi Formation, China RedOrbit At the same time, abundant bryozoan fossils were found in sedimentary tuff slices collected from the upper part of the Taohuayingzi Formation in the...
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New Fossil Species Found in Mozambique Reveals New Data On Ancient ... - Science Daily (press release)

New Fossil Species Found in Mozambique Reveals New Data On Ancient ... - Science Daily (press release) | Geology | Scoop.it
New Fossil Species Found in Mozambique Reveals New Data On Ancient ...
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Dec. 4, 2013 — In the remote province of Niassa, Mozambique, a new species and genus of fossil vertebrate was found.
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How a Mysterious 'Moho' Forms Beneath Earth's Crust - LiveScience.com

How a Mysterious 'Moho' Forms Beneath Earth's Crust - LiveScience.com | Geology | Scoop.it
LiveScience.com How a Mysterious 'Moho' Forms Beneath Earth's Crust LiveScience.com A dense crystalline "rain" falling into Earth's mantle could explain how a mysterious seismic boundary forms beneath the crust, according to a study published today...
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Rapid climate changes at end of last glaciation, but with 120 year time lag - Science Daily (press release)

Rapid climate changes at end of last glaciation, but with 120 year time lag - Science Daily (press release) | Geology | Scoop.it
Science World Report Rapid climate changes at end of last glaciation, but with 120 year time lag Science Daily (press release) Furthermore, lake sediments are very accurate climate archives, especially when they contain seasonal bands similar like...
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Tracking fracking pollution - Science Daily

Tracking fracking pollution - Science Daily | Geology | Scoop.it
Tracking fracking pollution Science Daily (press release) A team of geochemistry researchers affiliated with Concordia University, l'Université du Québec à Montréal, l'Institut national de la recherche scientifique, and the GEOTOP research group...
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Rain as acidic as lemon juice and ozone loss... New theory on Permian Mass Extinction - Chemistry World

Rain as acidic as lemon juice and ozone loss... New theory on Permian Mass Extinction - Chemistry World | Geology | Scoop.it
Chemistry World Mass extinction the result of acid rain and ozone loss Chemistry World Starting with igneous rock samples from Siberia, lead author Benjamin Black and colleagues estimated the amount of sulfur and halogens released by 27 individual...
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Mystery Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot May Have Been Solved At Last - Huffington Post

Mystery Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot May Have Been Solved At Last - Huffington Post | Geology | Scoop.it
Mystery Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot May Have Been Solved At Last
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Sand dunes are among the most widespread wind-formed features on Mars. Their distribution and shapes are affected by changes in wind direction and wind strength.
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Evidence Shows Global Heat May Be Hiding in Oceans - Climate Central

Evidence Shows Global Heat May Be Hiding in Oceans - Climate Central | Geology | Scoop.it
Evidence Shows Global Heat May Be Hiding in Oceans
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So the marine sediments around Indonesia preserve a thermal record of changes with time.
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Fossil called oldest flowering plant ever found in North America - UPI.com

Fossil called oldest flowering plant ever found in North America - UPI.com | Geology | Scoop.it
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Fossil called oldest flowering plant ever found in North America
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