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Appalachians Get a Face-Lift From Earth's Mantle - Yahoo! News (blog)

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Appalachians Get a Face-Lift From Earth's Mantle
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Deformed Mantle Plume Caused Yellowstone Volcanism - RedOrbit

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The tail interacts with the drifting surface plates, creating a chain of smaller volcanoes of progressively younger age. The Yellowstone formation, however, doesn't fit this mold.

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Yellowstone's Volcano Bigger Than Thought - LiveScience.com

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Yellowstone's Volcano Bigger Than Thought LiveScience.com SALT LAKE CITY — Yellowstone's underground volcanic plumbing is bigger and better connected than scientists thought, researchers reported here today (April 17) at the Seismological Society...

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Rocks re-emerge after 2.5 billion years in mantle - New Scientist

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Rocks re-emerge after 2.5 billion years in mantle
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Volcanic rocks found in the south Pacific spent at least 2.45 billion years on a journey into Earth's interior – and back again.

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Fossil-hunter finds ancient hedgehog - The Local.de

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Online: http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20130301-48259.html. An amateur fossil-hunter in Germany has dug up the remains of a long-extinct relative of a hedgehog.

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Are volcanoes taking the heat off global warming? - CTV News

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Are volcanoes taking the heat off global warming?

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The Preservation of Colors in Fossil Insects

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By using elevated pressures and temperatures to simulate the effects of burial on structurally colored cuticles of modern beetles, researchers at Yale University show how colors change during fossilization.

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Dust’s excellent global adventure ends in California’s Sierra Nevada

Dust’s excellent global adventure ends in California’s Sierra Nevada | Learning about Geology | Scoop.it
From the Scripps Institute: Saharan and Asian Dust, Biological Particles End Global Journey in California UCSD, NOAA study is the first to show that dust and other aerosols from one side of the world influence rainfall in another Scripps Institution...

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New way to probe Earth's deep interior using particle physics proposed

New way to probe Earth's deep interior using particle physics proposed | Learning about Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers from Amherst College and The University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique that might one day reveal in higher detail than ever before the composition and characteristics of the deep Earth.

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Are There Fortunes to Be Made in Asteroid Mining? - Minyanville.com

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Are There Fortunes to Be Made in Asteroid Mining?

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Do Key Volcanoes Control Earth's Climate Cycles? - OilPrice.com

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Do Key Volcanoes Control Earth's Climate Cycles?

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Near-Earth Asteroid 2012 DA14 Makes a Preview Appearance

A new set of animated images show asteroid 2012 DA14 as it nears its record-close approach to Earth on February 15, 2013.

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Satellite spots Indonesia volcano's eruption - NBCNews.com (blog)

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Satellite spots Indonesia volcano's eruption
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Fresh ash coats the flanks of remote Paluweh volcano in Indonesia in an image from space captured Tuesday by NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.

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20 Ancient Supervolcanoes Discovered in Utah and Nevada!

20 Ancient Supervolcanoes Discovered in Utah and Nevada! | Learning about Geology | Scoop.it
Geologists have found evidence of twenty ancient supervolcanoes near the Utah-Nevada border.

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QuakeFinder: Is earthquake prediction finally a reality? - ExtremeTech

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Unlike most natural disasters, earthquakes strike without warning.

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Earth's center is 1000 degrees hotter than previously thought - Science Daily

Earth's center is 1000 degrees hotter than previously thought - Science Daily | Learning about Geology | Scoop.it
Yahoo! News Canada (blog) Earth's center is 1000 degrees hotter than previously thought Science Daily (press release) These measurements confirm geophysical models that the temperature difference between the solid core and the mantle above, must be...

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How Do Diamonds Form? | They Don't Form From Coal!

How Do Diamonds Form? | They Don't Form From Coal! | Learning about Geology | Scoop.it
Contrary to what many people believe, the diamond-forming process rarely, and perhaps never, involves coal.

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Sinkholes – Where and Why They Form | Adventures in Geology

Sinkholes – Where and Why They Form | Adventures in Geology | Learning about Geology | Scoop.it
In the wake of the sinkhole that developed beneath a Florida man's bedroom, tragically killing the man as he was "sucked" into the earth, many people are searching for information. While I am unable to tell you all the details ...
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DNA from fossil suggests dogs were domesticated 33000 years ago - NBCNews.com (blog)

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DNA from fossil suggests dogs were domesticated 33000 years ago
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Advertise | AdChoices. The Altai specimen, a well-preserved skull, represents one of the two oldest possible domestic dogs ever found.

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Underwater Eruption Shoes How Volcanic Islands Grow - LiveScience.com

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Underwater Eruption Shoes How Volcanic Islands Grow LiveScience.com From strange floating rocks to collapsing cones, an underwater eruption near Spain's Canary Islands last year was a rare chance for scientists to watch how volcanic islands are...

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Fossil shows origin of stuffing your face

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Flora Graham, editor, newscientist.com (Image: Yie Jang, Yunnan University)
This multi-limbed creature is a Fuxianhuiid arthropod, and it's not waving, but eating. Some of those arms are actually mouthparts, the earliest ever seen.

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Dinosaur's Flesh Wound Preserved in Fossil Record : The Crux

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Fossils, as we typically think of them, tell us about the death of an animal. The teeth, bones, shells, fragmented pseudopods and other weird and wonderful bits of carcass all only ever reflect one thing: a permanent geological ...

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Mass Extinctions and Meteorite Impacts - Scientific American (blog)

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Scientific American (blog) Mass Extinctions and Meteorite Impacts Scientific American (blog) The Scaglia Variegata and Scaglia Cinerea are two geological formations deposited during the late Eocene and early Oligocene (36 and respectively 33...

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Mudflows From Indonesian Volcano Pose Threats - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Mudflows From Indonesian Volcano Pose Threats
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Merapi, about 25 kilometers north of the university town of Yogyakarta, is Indonesia's most seismically active volcano.

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10-Ton Meteor Explodes Over Russia this A.M. --Injuring Hundreds (News VIDEO)

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                        A 10-ton meteor exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, creating a shockwave that blew out windows and injured some 1000 people. NASA detects, tracks and characterizes asteroids and comets passing close to Earth...

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