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It's a trap! Natural Trap Cave spurs scientific study of the ancient world

It's a trap! Natural Trap Cave spurs scientific study of the ancient world | Geology | Scoop.it
Try picturing the Big Horn Mountains 100,000 years ago. Same topography; plant life would have differed, though not significantly from the flora found
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In pictures: Pico do Fogo volcano in Cape Verde erupts

In pictures: Pico do Fogo volcano in Cape Verde erupts | Geology | Scoop.it
The Pico do Fogo volcano in the Cape Verde islands has been erupting for the first time since 1995, as these photographs show.
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Heed the Warnings: Why Were on the Brink of Mass Extinction

Heed the Warnings: Why Were on the Brink of Mass Extinction | Geology | Scoop.it
Evolutionary biologist Sean B. Carroll, executive producer of the doc Mass Extinction: Life At the Brink, on the Smithsonian Channel, on why mankind’s days are numbered.
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Tree sap turns table on bug trap plant

Tree sap turns table on bug trap plant | Geology | Scoop.it
Some 40 million years ago around the Baltic Sea coast, an insect-killing plant was busy trapping bugs.
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Mysterious Midcontinent Rift turns out to be a geological hybrid

Mysterious Midcontinent Rift turns out to be a geological hybrid | Geology | Scoop.it
Geologists have a new explanation for how the Midwest's biggest geological feature - an ancient and giant 2,000-mile-long underground crack that starts in Lake Superior and runs south to Oklahoma and to Alabama - evolved.
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Asteroid Impact 3.3 Billion Years Ago "Dwarfed the Dinosaur-Extinction Event"

Asteroid Impact 3.3 Billion Years Ago "Dwarfed the Dinosaur-Extinction Event" | Geology | Scoop.it
      A massive asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island and about three to five times larger than the impact thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs slamed into Earth 3.3 Billion Years Ago.“We knew it was big, but we didn’t know how big,” said...
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Most abundant mineral on Earth has finally been isolated

Most abundant mineral on Earth has finally been isolated | Geology | Scoop.it
One might think that the most abundant mineral on Earth might be silicon, copper, aluminum, or iron but the most abundant mineral is magnesium iron silicate (Mg
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Fossil of fanged sea dragon is a sign of life after the "Great Dying"

Fossil of fanged sea dragon is a sign of life after the "Great Dying" | Geology | Scoop.it
The discovery of a 22-foot marine reptile with massive jaws sheds light on life following the world's largest exinction, 250 million years ago
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World's Newest Lava Lake Appears in Africa

World's Newest Lava Lake Appears in Africa | Geology | Scoop.it
Heralded by fiery lava fountains and plumes of poisonous gas, a new lava lake has appeared atop one of Africa's most active volcanoes.
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The "Lucy" fossil rewrote the story of humanity

The "Lucy" fossil rewrote the story of humanity | Geology | Scoop.it
Forty years ago in east Africa, a team of scientists found a fossil that changed our understanding of human evolution
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Needed: Accurate climate forecasts

Needed: Accurate climate forecasts | Geology | Scoop.it
Focusing on carbon dioxide (because that’s where the money is) threatens forecasts, and lives Guest essay by Paul Driessen and David R. Legates President Obama’s agreement with China is about as credible as his “affordable care” pronouncements.
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Volcano eruptions in Alaska could cause trans-Atlantic chaos for airlines

Volcano eruptions in Alaska could cause trans-Atlantic chaos for airlines | Geology | Scoop.it
A volcanic eruption in Iceland caused massive disruption throughout Europe in 2010.
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New species of dinosaur rediscovered lying forgotten in a museum

New species of dinosaur rediscovered lying forgotten in a museum | Geology | Scoop.it
Dr Nick Longrich from Bath University was studying bones from two horned dinosaurs from the ceratopsian family (related to Triceratops), when he discovered
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Russia makes plans to mine the moon

Russia makes plans to mine the moon | Geology | Scoop.it
Could your next smartphone be powered by a moon rock? Russia is making plans to mine rare metals on the moon. And it doesn't just have plans, it has the money, the expertise and the motivation.
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Why Christmas Love Letters led to the discovery of the earliest flowers on Earth

Why Christmas Love Letters led to the discovery of the earliest flowers on Earth | Geology | Scoop.it
Christmas is a time for love, but sometimes the path of true love does not run smooth… When my friend doth speak, I hear the echo ever, Of a mountain peak Whose rocks and snows together Utter a might silence Front cover of ‘Love Letters of a...
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Talon Metals update: Drilling at Tamarack intercepts 15.94 meters of massive sulphide

Talon Metals update: Drilling at Tamarack intercepts 15.94 meters of massive sulphide | Geology | Scoop.it
Talon Metals update: Drilling at Tamarack intercepts 15.94 meters of massive ...
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Volcanoes hailed as Scotland's new rock stars

Volcanoes hailed as Scotland's new rock stars | Geology | Scoop.it
THEY have been a mainstay of Scotland’s landscape for millions of years and are now seen as tourist attractions in their own right.
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Modern Sea Ice In The Arctic Ocean Emerged 2.6 Million Years Ago

Modern Sea Ice In The Arctic Ocean Emerged 2.6 Million Years Ago | Geology | Scoop.it
Science 2.0 Modern Sea Ice In The Arctic Ocean Emerged 2.6 Million Years Ago Science 2.0 “When we studied molecules from certain plant fossils preserved in sediments at the bottom of the ocean, we found that large expanses of the Arctic Ocean were...
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New age of the Lantian Homo erectus cranium extending to about 1.63 million years ago

New age of the Lantian Homo erectus cranium extending to about 1.63 million years ago | Geology | Scoop.it
According to paper published online November 20 in the Journal of Human Evolution, the age of the Lantian Homo erectus cranium from Gongwangling, Lantian County, Shaanxi Province, China, is likely half a million years older than previously thought.
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Playground example of gravity-driven deformation

Playground example of gravity-driven deformation | Geology | Scoop.it
I went for a walk yesterday (Thanksgiving holiday) with my brother-in-law and niece to get a bit of fresh air and, as we strolled past a small playground, we saw this: Here’s a shot zoomed in a bit more: The next image has my interpretation: As you...
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Modeling the past to understand the future of a stronger El Nino

Modeling the past to understand the future of a stronger El Nino | Geology | Scoop.it
It was fishermen off the coast of Peru who first recognized the anomaly, hundreds of years ago. Every so often, their usually cold, nutrient-rich water would turn warm and the fish they depended on would disappear.
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Snowmastodon Fossil Reveals Life and Climate of Ancient Earth

Snowmastodon Fossil Reveals Life and Climate of Ancient Earth | Geology | Scoop.it
A legendary snowmastodon fossil, creating a worldwide frenzy among the scientific community, is revealing the life and climate of an ancient Earth, according to a new study.
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Cape Verde volcano eruption: Residents evacuated

Cape Verde volcano eruption: Residents evacuated | Geology | Scoop.it
A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport.
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Fossil reveals ancient relative of horses and rhinos lived 54.5m years ago

Fossil reveals ancient relative of horses and rhinos lived 54.5m years ago | Geology | Scoop.it
Johns Hopkins experts have uncovered a fossil from an ancient common ancestor of horses and rhinos.
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