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Geological 'Grabens' in Utah Seen from Space (Photo)

Geological 'Grabens' in Utah Seen from Space (Photo) | Geology | Scoop.it
Geological 'Grabens' in Utah Seen from Space (Photo)
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Rivers and rain have since sculpted the soft sedimentary rocks of Canyonlands into the bizarre and amazing formations seen today.
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New type of rock: Plastiglomerate

New type of rock: Plastiglomerate | Geology | Scoop.it
New type of rock, conglomeration of plastic
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You could call it Metamorphic Garbage, if you were so inclined. There are two types of Plastiglomerates, as discovered by research done on Kamilo Beach in Hawaii.
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Utah ghost tree offers centuries-old 'climate archive'

Utah ghost tree offers centuries-old 'climate archive' | Geology | Scoop.it
Utah ghost tree offers centuries-old 'climate archive' Salt Lake Tribune "The unique position of the tree found in the arroyo will be of great value in helping us better understand and document past climatic and sedimentation regimes within the...
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Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval

Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval | Geology | Scoop.it
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Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval, study suggests
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From seafloor sediments drilled off Japan, the researchers analyzed the shells of plankton that lived at the surface of the ocean during the PETM.
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Ancient rocks yield clues about Earth's earliest crust

Ancient rocks yield clues about Earth's earliest crust | Geology | Scoop.it
Phys.Org Ancient rocks yield clues about Earth's earliest crust Phys.Org The University of Alberta geochemistry student spent the better part of three years collecting and studying ancient rock samples from the Acasta Gneiss Complex in the...
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A habitable environment on Martian volcano?

A habitable environment on Martian volcano? | Geology | Scoop.it
Arsia Mons, the third-largest volcano on Mars may have been home to a habitable environment in Mars's relatively recent past. The rippled terrain in the foreground shows where a glacier once clung to the foothills of the ...
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Earth's Oldest Life? Probably Not, New Study Says...

Earth's Oldest Life? Probably Not, New Study Says... | Geology | Scoop.it
Earth's Oldest Life? Probably Not, New Study Says LiveScience.com And in 2004, researchers digging at the Barberton Greenstone Belt in South Africa identified the newly analyzed microscopic tubule structures, made of a mineral called titanite, that...
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Getting the Dirt on Soil

Getting the Dirt on Soil | Geology | Scoop.it
Getting the Dirt on Soil--USGS Releases National Maps of Elements and ...
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Robert Dart's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:52 PM

Looks like a great resource for investigating underlying bedrock associations and much more

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Underwater volcano discovered in Hawaii

Underwater volcano discovered in Hawaii | Geology | Scoop.it
Science Recorder Underwater volcano discovered in Hawaii Science Recorder By investigating the layers of igneous rock beneath the ocean's surface, Sinton and his colleagues were able to determine a number of layers of flowing lava along the ocean...
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Japan's quest to tap the natural gas beneath the ocean floor

Japan's quest to tap the natural gas beneath the ocean floor | Geology | Scoop.it
Japan's quest to tap the natural gas beneath the ocean floor
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The methane that it contains is usually formed by the work of tiny microbes that consume organic material buried in seafloor sediments.
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Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina

Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina | Geology | Scoop.it
Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life.
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NASA Looks To Volcanic Rocks As Target For Next Mars Rover

NASA Looks To Volcanic Rocks As Target For Next Mars Rover | Geology | Scoop.it
NASA Looks To Volcanic Rocks As Target For Next Mars Rover Science News At a 3-day workshop that ended here today, planetary scientists advocated for igneous rock–bearing landing sites as high-priority targets for NASA's next Mars rover mission,...
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World's oldest sperm discovered in 17m-year-old Queensland fossil

World's oldest sperm discovered in 17m-year-old Queensland fossil | Geology | Scoop.it
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World's oldest sperm discovered in 17m-year-old Queensland fossil
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The fossilised sperm is estimated to be about 1.3 millimetres long, about the same length or slightly longer than the ostracod itself.
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New Fossil Bug Species Found in 45-Million-Year-Old Baltic Amber

New Fossil Bug Species Found in 45-Million-Year-Old Baltic Amber | Geology | Scoop.it
Dr Ernst Heiss from the Tiroler Landesmuseum in Innsbruck, Austria, has described a new extinct species of flat bug. Aradus macrosomus, a 9.2-mm-long female, in dorsal and ventral view. Image credit: Ernst Heiss.
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Fossils Embedded In Ohioan Millstones Confirm French Origination

Fossils Embedded In Ohioan Millstones Confirm French Origination | Geology | Scoop.it
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Fossils Embedded In Ohioan Millstones Confirm French Origination
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The research, led by paleontologist Dr. Joseph Hannibal of Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is published in the Society for Sedimentary Geology journal PALAIOS.
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11-Million-Year-Old Weird Worm Lizard Discovered

11-Million-Year-Old Weird Worm Lizard Discovered | Geology | Scoop.it
11-Million-Year-Old Weird Worm Lizard Discovered
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The new skull was found in sediments excavated in 2011 in the Vallès-Penedès Basin in Spain's Catalonia region.
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Tiny 'living fossil' found in New Zealand waters

Tiny 'living fossil' found in New Zealand waters | Geology | Scoop.it
The animal, a tentacled polyp called protulophila, forms colonies inside sea worms and first appeared in the fossil record about 170 million years ago in Europe and the Middle East, government marine agency NIWA said.
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Huge tooth fossil shows marine predator had plenty to chew on

Huge tooth fossil shows marine predator had plenty to chew on | Geology | Scoop.it
Science World Report Huge tooth fossil shows marine predator had plenty to chew on Phys.Org Scientists say the circumstances in which the fossil was found were unusual – it was dredged from the sea floor rather than being found on the shore or dug...
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Darwin flights cancelled after volcanic eruption in Indonesia

Darwin flights cancelled after volcanic eruption in Indonesia | Geology | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Darwin flights cancelled after volcanic eruption in Indonesia The Australian At least 18 flights from around Australia and Asia were affected this morning with a plume of ash drifting over the Northern Territory coastline from...
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47-million-year-old fossil of hummingbird ancestor found - and it still has pollen in its stomach!

47-million-year-old fossil of hummingbird ancestor found - and it still has pollen in its stomach! | Geology | Scoop.it
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47-million-year-old fossil of hummingbird ancestor found - and it still has ...
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The world's oldest fossil of a pollinating bird has been unearthed (pictured).
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Mars InSight mission will drill deep beneath planet's crust for the first time

Mars InSight mission will drill deep beneath planet's crust for the first time | Geology | Scoop.it
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Mars InSight mission will drill deep beneath planet's crust for the first time
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The mission will investigate how terrestrial rocky planets like Earth formed and developed their layered inner structure of core, mantle and crust.
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Iron Helps Prevent Formation Of Coastal Dead Zones

Iron Helps Prevent Formation Of Coastal Dead Zones | Geology | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Iron Helps Prevent Formation Of Coastal Dead Zones RedOrbit According to a new study in the journal Nature Geoscience, iron discharged from continental sediments acts as a limiting switch that could prevent coastal waters from creating a...
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Evidence of cooling after the dinosaur-killing asteroid impact

Evidence of cooling after the dinosaur-killing asteroid impact | Geology | Scoop.it
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Direct evidence of cooling after the dinosaur-killing asteroid impact
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Those rocks include sediments deposited in the aftermath of the impact.
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Scientists dig deep in their search for water on the moon

Scientists dig deep in their search for water on the moon | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists dig deep in their search for water on the moon The Conversation Recent findings show that isotopic composition of water recorded in some ancient lunar highlands rocks and basaltic glasses is almost identical to the range of isotopic...
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Fossil palm beetles 'hindcast' 50-million-year-old winters

Fossil palm beetles 'hindcast' 50-million-year-old winters | Geology | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Fifty-million-year-old fossil beetles that fed only on palm seeds are giving Simon Fraser University biologists Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes new information about ancient climates.
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