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Asteroid due to fly by Earth could be worth £125 billion in raw materials

Asteroid due to fly by Earth could be worth £125 billion in raw materials | Geology | Scoop.it
The asteroid due to fly by Earth in two days' time has an
estimated worth of $195 billion (£125 billion), according to Deep
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Footprint fossils suggest lizards have been running on two feet for 110m years

Footprint fossils suggest lizards have been running on two feet for 110m years | Geology | Scoop.it
Bipedal movement has existed in modern reptiles for much longer than we previously knew.
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Earthquake felt across much of England and Wales

Earthquake felt across much of England and Wales | Geology | Scoop.it
Tremors are felt in Wales and England in the UK's biggest earthquake for a decade.
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Strong tides may have pushed ancient fish to evolve limbs

Strong tides may have pushed ancient fish to evolve limbs | Geology | Scoop.it
Simulations reveal that high tides occurred where “transitional” fossils have been found
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Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets

Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets | Geology | Scoop.it
Fossils that preserve entire organisms (including both hard and soft body parts) are critical to our understanding of evolution and ancient life on Earth. However, these exceptional deposits are extremely rare. The fossi
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Volcanic crystals as time capsules of eruption history

Volcanic crystals as time capsules of eruption history | Geology | Scoop.it
Comparison between Cr zoning and major element zoning on a clinopyroxene antecryst from the 1974 eccentric eruption at Mt. Etna.

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How VR Helped Archaeologists Excavate a Fossil-Rich Submerged Cave

How VR Helped Archaeologists Excavate a Fossil-Rich Submerged Cave | Geology | Scoop.it
The challenging dig deep in a cave in Mexico revealed new information about the First Americans.
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8 Trillion 'Gallons'! Huge Blob of Magma Found Atop Undersea Volcano

8 Trillion 'Gallons'! Huge Blob of Magma Found Atop Undersea Volcano | Geology | Scoop.it
A caldera that was the site of a super-eruption about 6,000 years ago has since created a giant underwater mountain of lava.
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When did flowers evolve?

When did flowers evolve? | Geology | Scoop.it

Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research.

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Researchers uncover New Zealand's first fossils preserved in amber

Researchers uncover New Zealand's first fossils preserved in amber | Geology | Scoop.it
The discovery of fossil insects, nematodes and fungi preserved in amber from sites in Otago is shedding new light on New Zealand's geological and biological history. University of Otago paleontologists Associate Professor Daphne Lee and Dr. Uwe Kaulfuss, with Professor Alexander Schmidt of the University of Göttingen,
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'Sinking' Pacific nation is getting bigger: study

'Sinking' Pacific nation is getting bigger: study | Geology | Scoop.it

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu—long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels—is actually growing in size, new research shows. Wave patterns and sediment dumped by storms could be offseting the erosion caused by rising water levels!"

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Spiders with tails: Ancient arachnid trapped in amber a missing link in spider evolution

Spiders with tails: Ancient arachnid trapped in amber a missing link in spider evolution | Geology | Scoop.it
A tiny arachnid discovered in 100-million-year-old amber fills a critical gap between today's spiders and spider-like arachnids that lived before dinosaurs.
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The Arctic Permafrost Holds a Crazy Amount of Mercury--and That's Bad News

The Arctic Permafrost Holds a Crazy Amount of Mercury--and That's Bad News | Geology | Scoop.it
A new study on the Northern Hemisphere’s mercury has troubling implications for wildlife and human health
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Doggerland - Europe's Lost Land

Doggerland - Europe's Lost Land | Geology | Scoop.it
Doggerland is a submerged land mass beneath what is now the North Sea, that once connected Britain to continental Europe.
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Powerful 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico

Powerful 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico | Geology | Scoop.it
The earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday evening.
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Tracking technique could help keep captured CO2 stay underground

Tracking technique could help keep captured CO2 stay underground | Geology | Scoop.it
Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage confirms that chemical tracers added to sequestered CO2 can give an early warning of leakage
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News | Tiny Crystal Shapes Get Close Look From Mars Rover

News | Tiny Crystal Shapes Get Close Look From Mars Rover | Geology | Scoop.it
Star-shaped and swallowtail-shaped tiny, dark bumps in fine-layered bright bedrock of a Martian ridge are drawing close inspection by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
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Candelarhynchus padillai: New Species of Lizardfish, 90 Million Years Old

Candelarhynchus padillai: New Species of Lizardfish, 90 Million Years Old | Geology | Scoop.it
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of fossil fish from 90 million-year-old (Cretaceous period) deposits in Colombia. A paper reporting this discovery is published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.
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What Caused Twin Mega-Avalanches in Tibet?

What Caused Twin Mega-Avalanches in Tibet? | Geology | Scoop.it

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2018/02/06/what-caused-twin-mega-avalanches-in-tibet/

 

In July 2016, the lower portion of a valley glacier in the Aru Range of Tibet detached and barreled into a nearby valley, killing nine people and hundreds of animals. The huge avalanche, one of the largest scientists had ever seen, sent a tongue of debris spreading across 9 square kilometers (3 square miles). With debris reaching speeds of 140 kilometers (90 miles) per hour, the avalanche was remarkably fast for its size.

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https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2018/02/06/what-caused-twin-mega-avalanches-in-tibet/

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Study finds earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops

Study finds earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops | Geology | Scoop.it
Efforts to stop human-caused earthquakes by shutting down wastewater injection wells that serve adjacent oil and gas fields may oversimplify the challenge, according to a new study from seismologists at Southern Methodis
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In­flu­ence of car­bon di­ox­ide leak­age on the seabed

In­flu­ence of car­bon di­ox­ide leak­age on the seabed | Geology | Scoop.it
Storing carbon dioxide (CO2) deep below the seabed is one way to counteract the increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. But what happens if such storage sites begin to leak and CO2 escapes through the seafloor
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Thinning ozone layer may have driven Earth's largest mass extinction 252 million years ago

Thinning ozone layer may have driven Earth's largest mass extinction 252 million years ago | Geology | Scoop.it
Pine trees become temporarily sterile when exposed to ultraviolet radiation as intense as some scientists believe the Earth experienced 252 million years ago during the planet's largest mass extinction, lending support t
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Winter Olympics Geology: An Ancient Volcano Provides The Best Curling Stones Worldwide

Winter Olympics Geology: An Ancient Volcano Provides The Best Curling Stones Worldwide | Geology | Scoop.it
The Scottish island of Ailsa Craig may wouldn't make headlines, if not for its unique geology and a weird Winter Olympics event involving rocks.
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'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past

'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past | Geology | Scoop.it
The 'Oumuamua asteroid from outside our Solar System was involved in a collision, a study finds.
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This Giant, Working Model Of The Mississippi Could Help Save Louisiana

This Giant, Working Model Of The Mississippi Could Help Save Louisiana | Geology | Scoop.it
With fake sand, real water, and super-realistic details, the model is a powerful tool in the fight against sea-level rise.
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Dippy: 'The people's dinosaur' hits the road

Dippy: 'The people's dinosaur' hits the road | Geology | Scoop.it
Dippy the Diplodocus goes on tour, taking in venues across the UK for the next three years.
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