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Evidence that the Atlantic Ocean has started closing - Register

Boffins find evidence Atlantic Ocean has started closing
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When plates collide, the denser plate slips beneath the other and heads for the earth's mantle.
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Data Suggests Mars Had An Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

Data Suggests Mars Had An Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere | Geology | Scoop.it
Data from meteorites and NASA’s Spirit rover has revealed new information about the chemical composition and evolution of Mars, suggesting that Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere 4 billion years ago.
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New Observations Help Astronomers Learn How Young Stars Accrete Material and Grow

New Observations Help Astronomers Learn How Young Stars Accrete Material and Grow | Geology | Scoop.it
New observations of our Sun, combined with computer modeling, have helped astronomers resolve a decade-long argument over how to measure the accretion rates of growing stars.
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Fossil Discovery Shows Giant Reptiles Coexisted with Mammals

Fossil Discovery Shows Giant Reptiles Coexisted with Mammals | Geology | Scoop.it
Paleontologists discovered the fossil remains of a giant lizard, Barbaturex morrisoni, which coexisted with mammals in the hot tropical forests of Southeast Asia some 40 million years ago.
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GRAIL Data Helps Solve Mystery of Moon’s Uneven Surface Gravity

GRAIL Data Helps Solve Mystery of Moon’s Uneven Surface Gravity | Geology | Scoop.it
By combining GRAIL gravity data with computer models of large asteroid impacts and known details about the geologic evolution of impact craters, scientists were able uncover the origin of Moon’s uneven surface gravity.
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Curiosity Finds Evidence of Ancient Streambed on Mars

Curiosity Finds Evidence of Ancient Streambed on Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
Further analysis of Curiosity data has led researchers to believe that an ancient, flowing stream once existed on Mars.
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Expedition to Study Ancient Continental Breakup West of Spain - Science Daily

Expedition to Study Ancient Continental Breakup West of Spain - Science Daily | Geology | Scoop.it
Expedition to Study Ancient Continental Breakup West of Spain Science Daily (press release) May 24, 2013 — An international team of scientists has embarked on a shipboard expedition to study how Earth's crust was pulled apart in an area beneath the...
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Onshore potential for oil and gas in Sri Lanka - Daily Mirror

Onshore potential for oil and gas in Sri Lanka - Daily Mirror | Geology | Scoop.it
Onshore potential for oil and gas in Sri Lanka Daily Mirror However, a small strip of the country, covering about one sixth (10500 sq.km) along the northwest coast and the entire Jaffna Peninsula, is underlain by sedimentary rocks of Jurassic,...
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Russian Earthquake Could Be Deepest Ever - LiveScience.com

Russian Earthquake Could Be Deepest Ever - LiveScience.com | Geology | Scoop.it
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Russian Earthquake Could Be Deepest Ever
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... also means the shaking traveled far across Russia, reaching Moscow and rattling the Kremlin 4,000 miles (6,400 km) away.
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ActivEX uncovers anomalous copper-gold-molybdenum at Queensland project - Proactive Investors Australia

ActivEX uncovers anomalous copper-gold-molybdenum at Queensland project - Proactive Investors Australia | Geology | Scoop.it
Proactive Investors Australia ActivEX uncovers anomalous copper-gold-molybdenum at Queensland project Proactive Investors Australia ActivEX (ASX: AIV) has uncovered highly anomalous soil geochemistry results from a Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) soil...
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Alaska has 31% of all Active Volcanoes in the United States - Science Daily (press release)

Alaska has 31% of all Active Volcanoes in the United States - Science Daily (press release) | Geology | Scoop.it
Alaska has 31% of all Active Volcanoes in the United States
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Alaska's volcanoes make up about 31% of all active volcanoes in the United States.
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Neanderthal Babies Weaned Early, Fossil Teeth Suggest - Discover Magazine

Neanderthal Babies Weaned Early, Fossil Teeth Suggest - Discover Magazine | Geology | Scoop.it
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Neanderthal Babies Weaned Early, Fossil Teeth Suggest
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It's not just a ubiquitous ad slogan — a primate infant's access to breast milk has significant consequences for a species' life cycle.
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Where Lies the Younger Dryas Smoking Gun?

Guest Post by Dan Johnston I have been following the proposed collision theory for the onset of the Younger Dryas for a number of years with considerable interest as it explains so much in a relatively straightforward fashion, if true.
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Researchers Explain Metamorphosis of Moon’s Water Ice

Researchers Explain Metamorphosis of Moon’s Water Ice | Geology | Scoop.it
A newly published study helps explain the metamorphosis of the moon’s water ice, providing insight into how radiation can change the chemistry of water ice throughout the solar system.
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Study: eight percent of humans have chimp-like feet structure

Study: eight percent of humans have chimp-like feet structure | Geology | Scoop.it
Despite the way our species evolved away from climbing trees to
walking on flat ground, some people are still walking around with
chimp-like feet.
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A Blast of a Find: 12 New Alaskan Volcanoes - Yahoo! News

A Blast of a Find: 12 New Alaskan Volcanoes - Yahoo! News | Geology | Scoop.it
A Blast of a Find: 12 New Alaskan Volcanoes
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In Alaska, scores of volcanoes and strange lava flows have escaped scrutiny for decades, shrouded by lush forests and hidden under bobbing coastlines.
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Origin of the Turtle Shell

Origin of the Turtle Shell | Geology | Scoop.it
A newly published study from Yale University researchers looks at the origin of the turtle shell, shedding new light on how the turtle shell evolved.
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The Pliocene as an analogue for near-future climate change?

The Pliocene as an analogue for near-future climate change? | Geology | Scoop.it
Satellite image of Mauna Loa
In 1958, atmospheric scientist Charles David Keeling installed an instrument at the Mauna Loa Observatory, in Hawaii, designed to measure the average global concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.
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Pumice washing up from underwater volcano - New Zealand Herald

Pumice washing up from underwater volcano - New Zealand Herald | Geology | Scoop.it
Pumice washing up from underwater volcano
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Pumice washing up from underwater volcano. By Peter de Graaf of the Northern Advocate. 5:20 PM Wednesday May 29, 2013. ✩ Save. Facebook 0. Twitter 0.
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Earthquakes Create Global-Scale GPS Errors - LiveScience.com

Earthquakes Create Global-Scale GPS Errors - LiveScience.com | Geology | Scoop.it
Earthquakes Create Global-Scale GPS Errors
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The research confirms that great earthquakes, those bigger than magnitude 8.0, can have far-reaching effects on the Earth's crust.
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Iceland volcano study project seeks to stop future eruptions from ever happening again - Scrape TV

Iceland volcano study project seeks to stop future eruptions from ever happening again - Scrape TV | Geology | Scoop.it
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Zircons of Mauritius point to ancient mini-continent - Times LIVE

Zircons of Mauritius point to ancient mini-continent - Times LIVE | Geology | Scoop.it
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Pavlof Volcano From Station - NASA

Pavlof Volcano From Station - NASA | Geology | Scoop.it
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Pavlof Volcano From Station
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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) photographed this striking view of Pavlof Volcano on May 18, 2013.
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