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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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Indirect study of Earth's core - Phys.Org

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Indirect study of Earth's core
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Studying how surface rocks change under high pressure and temperature helps researchers understand how rocks behave deep within the Earth's mantle. Credit: Kristen Hwang.
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Watch an Erupting Volcano Create a New Island Off the Coast of Japan

Watch an Erupting Volcano Create a New Island Off the Coast of Japan | Geology | Scoop.it
It all started off, quite literally, with a series of bangs from the Kamchatka Peninsula in Siberia, where four volcanoes erupted simultaneously, garnering the attention of a group of photographers who documented the event ...
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Minerals Were Scarce When Life First Formed On Earth: Study - RedOrbit

Minerals Were Scarce When Life First Formed On Earth: Study - RedOrbit | Geology | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Minerals Were Scarce When Life First Formed On Earth: Study RedOrbit Such impacts would have caused massive disruption of Earth's crust.” As a result of those impacts, extensive fracture zones could have formed, and likely would have been...
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New Zealand Earthquakes Weakened Earth's Crust - Discovery News

New Zealand Earthquakes Weakened Earth's Crust - Discovery News | Geology | Scoop.it
New Zealand Earthquakes Weakened Earth's Crust Discovery News The new IMAX film Journey to the South Pacific features Jawi Mayor (center), a 13-year-old island boy from Indonesia who gets a closer look at his backyard reefs during an inter-island...
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Twice as Much Methane Escaping Arctic Seafloor - LiveScience.com

Twice as Much Methane Escaping Arctic Seafloor - LiveScience.com | Geology | Scoop.it
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Twice as Much Methane Escaping Arctic Seafloor
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But the team also sampled seawater temperature and drilled into the ocean bottom, to see if the sediments are still frozen.
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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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Using garnet geochemistry to investigate the lithospheric mantle

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Sorcha McMahon is a third year PhD student in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. Sorcha is investigating how strange igneous rocks called carbonatites may have formed, using both natural samples and ...
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A bunch of stuff I’ll bet you never knew about sea level

A bunch of stuff I’ll bet you never knew about sea level | Geology | Scoop.it
Joe Hanson (via a retweet from Gavin Schmidt)  tips us to an interesting video that gives some insight into the complexity of measuring sea level. A good use of 3 minutes follows. Watch.
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The comments are very interesting, too.

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Baby Dinosaur Skeleton Unearthed In Canada - Huffington Post

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Baby Dinosaur Skeleton Unearthed In Canada (PHOTO)
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The fossil was found in sediments associated with watery environments and didn't have any bite marks or trace of injury, so it's likely the dino toddler likely drowned.
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Ok so I initially chose this article because I thought the dinosaur was cute but I found it interesting that it is one of the first baby dinosaurs to be discovered almost completely intact...
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Antarctica crust similar to South India, Mozambique: study - Deccan Herald

Antarctica crust similar to South India, Mozambique: study - Deccan Herald | Geology | Scoop.it
Antarctica crust similar to South India, Mozambique: study Deccan Herald The crust of Antarctica, the earth's southernmost continent of which 95 per cent is covered with thick ice, is similar to that of south India and Mozambique, which indicates...
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