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EARTH: Corn syrup model splits Yellowstone's mantle plume in 2 - EurekAlert

EARTH: Corn syrup model splits Yellowstone's mantle plume in 2 - EurekAlert | Geology | Scoop.it
EARTH: Corn syrup model splits Yellowstone's mantle plume in 2
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Alexandria, VA – One of the greatest controversies in science is what's underneath the Yellowstone supervolcano.
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Shaking up megathrust earthquakes with slow slip and fluid drainage

Shaking up megathrust earthquakes with slow slip and fluid drainage | Geology | Scoop.it
Megathrust earthquakes are the most powerful type of earthquake, occurring at subduction zones where one tectonic plate is pushed beneath another. By contrast, slow slip events (SSEs) release seismic stress at a lower rat
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Argonne's powerful X-rays key to confirming water source deep below Earth's surface

Argonne's powerful X-rays key to confirming water source deep below Earth's surface | Geology | Scoop.it
A study published in Science last week relies on extremely bright X-ray beams from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory to confirm the presence of naturally occurring water at least 410 kilometers below the Earth's surface. This exciting discovery
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Dinosaurs ended - and originated - with a bang!

It is commonly understood that the dinosaurs disappeared with a bang – wiped out by a great meteorite impact on the Earth 66 million years ago.

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New Study in Oxygen-Deprived Black Sea Provides Insights on Future Carbon Budget

Researchers help answer questions on ocean’s role to dampen effects of climate change
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Will Climate Change Cause More Volcanic Eruptions, And If So, How? 

Will Climate Change Cause More Volcanic Eruptions, And If So, How?  | Geology | Scoop.it
Research presented at a conference suggests that one particular volcano may erupt if a landslide, triggered by glacial thawing, takes place. This implies t
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Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed 

Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed  | Geology | Scoop.it
Volcanologists use samples from Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland to recreate famous hexagonal columns in laboratory
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Water pressure a critical factor for mega-earthquakes

Water pressure a critical factor for mega-earthquakes | Geology | Scoop.it
The 2016 Mw 7.6 earthquake of Southern Chile was the first large earthquake to occur within the rupture bounds of the great 1960 Mw 9.5 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever observed in historical times. Using GPS, InSAR, gravity, seismic reflection, and geological data, Marcos Moreno and colleagues from GFZ as
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Why expressive brows might have mattered in human evolution

Why expressive brows might have mattered in human evolution | Geology | Scoop.it
Highly mobile eyebrows that can be used to express a wide range of subtle emotions may have played a crucial role in human survival, new research from the University of York suggests.
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Mississippi River diversions will produce new land, but slowly, study says

Mississippi River diversions will produce new land, but slowly, study says | Geology | Scoop.it
Although river diversions that bring land building sediment to shrinking coastlands are the best solution to sustaining portions of the Mississippi Delta, a new Tulane University study concludes that the rate of land buildin
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Mapping Minerals with Satellite Imagery

Mapping Minerals with Satellite Imagery | Geology | Scoop.it
Mapping minerals with remote sensing was one of the main motivating reasons for creating the earliest multispectral satellite systems.
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Fossil study sheds light on ancient butterfly wing colors

Fossil study sheds light on ancient butterfly wing colors | Geology | Scoop.it
Pioneering new research has given an illuminating new insight into the metallic, iridescent colors found on the earliest known ancestors of moths and butterflies, which inhabited the Earth almost 200 million years ago.
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Slow-Motion Ocean: Atlantic's Circulation Is Weakest in 1,600 Years

Slow-Motion Ocean: Atlantic's Circulation Is Weakest in 1,600 Years | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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Prehistoric Sea Monster Was Nearly the Size of a Blue Whale

Prehistoric Sea Monster Was Nearly the Size of a Blue Whale | Geology | Scoop.it
A newly discovered ancient sea monster from the dinosaur age was nearly the size of a blue whale.
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Diamonds in Sudan meteorite 'are remnants of lost planet' 

Diamonds in Sudan meteorite 'are remnants of lost planet'  | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists say rock fragments that hit the Earth in 2008 contain evidence of a lost planet that was part of the early solar system
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Brewing up Earth's earliest life

Brewing up Earth's earliest life | Geology | Scoop.it
Around 4 billion years ago, Earth was an inhospitable place, devoid of oxygen, bursting with volcanic eruptions, and bombarded by asteroids, with no signs of life in even the simplest forms. But somewhere amid this chaotic period, the chemistry of the Earth turned in life's favor, giving rise, however improbably, to
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Alberta Readies Oil Embargo in Kinder Pipeline Battle

Alberta Readies Oil Embargo in Kinder Pipeline Battle | Geology | Scoop.it
Canada’s internal fight over Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain pipeline escalated as the nation’s top two oil-producing provinces threatened to cut off fuel shipments to British Columbia.
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High sea levels may have shaped volcanic Mount Etna 

High sea levels may have shaped volcanic Mount Etna  | Geology | Scoop.it
Sicily is known for its unique history, the swath of cultures that have shaped its food, literature and arts – and, of course, Mount Etna.
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The Ediacaran fossils of Charnwood Forest: Shining new light on a major biological revolution 

The Ediacaran fossils of Charnwood Forest: Shining new light on a major biological revolution  | Geology | Scoop.it
Just out @ Proceedings of the Geologists' Association The Ediacaran fossils of Charnwood Forest: Shining new light on a major biological revolution
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The Nile river is at least 30 million years old

The Nile river is at least 30 million years old | Geology | Scoop.it
Sediment deposits reveal when the longest river in the world started flowing from Ethiopia to the Mediterranean
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Oceans' Mysterious Magnetic Field Is Mapped in Stunning Detail from Space

Oceans' Mysterious Magnetic Field Is Mapped in Stunning Detail from Space | Geology | Scoop.it
A new 3D map shows how Earth's salty oceans contribute to the protective, magnetic field that surrounds the planet.
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Sexy Species Died Off Quicker

Sexy Species Died Off Quicker | Geology | Scoop.it
Conservationists may need to adjust their priorities because modern animals with gaudy male-female differences could be in similar danger.
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The dinosaur menu, as revealed by calcium

The dinosaur menu, as revealed by calcium | Geology | Scoop.it
By studying calcium in fossil remains in deposits in Morocco and Niger, researchers have been able to reconstruct the food chains of the past, thus explaining how so many predators could coexist in the dinosaurs' time.
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Researchers suggest ancient preserved circulatory and nervous systems in China are actually biofilms

Researchers suggest ancient preserved circulatory and nervous systems in China are actually biofilms | Geology | Scoop.it
A small team of researchers from Germany and China has found evidence that suggests ancient preserved circulatory and nervous systems found in Chengjiang, China, are actually the remains of biofilms. In their paper publishe
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Despite good geothermal potential, Flores Island in Indonesia lagging in development

Despite good geothermal potential, Flores Island in Indonesia lagging in development | Geology | Scoop.it
Flores Island in Indonesia has great geothermal resources but is still waiting for the first geothermal power plant to provide electricity. There is though
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