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A New “Golden Spike” Monument in Colorado Marks Geologic Time - KQED (blog)

A New “Golden Spike” Monument in Colorado Marks Geologic Time - KQED (blog) | Geology | Scoop.it
A New “Golden Spike” Monument in Colorado Marks Geologic Time
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Lava and granite and the rest of the igneous rocks were mostly left out until precise chemical methods based on isotopes were slowly perfected in the 20th century.
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If you liked the Cambrian Explosion, you’ll love the Ordovician Radiation

If you liked the Cambrian Explosion, you’ll love the Ordovician Radiation | Geology | Scoop.it
Life went nuts 450 million years ago, when oxygen levels rose in the seas.
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Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed

Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists make the most detailed map yet of the heat rising under the ice sheet from rocks below.
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Clues for Earthquake Prediction May Be Hiding in Earth's Molten Core

Clues for Earthquake Prediction May Be Hiding in Earth's Molten Core | Geology | Scoop.it

Researchers propose that irregularities in the core's rotation could spawn clusters of major quakes
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How to turn a volcano into a power station – with a little help from satellites

How to turn a volcano into a power station – with a little help from satellites | Geology | Scoop.it

Ethiopia tends to conjure images of sprawling dusty deserts, bustling streets in Addis Ababa or the precipitous cliffs of the Simien Mountains

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Aitape skull likely belongs to world's oldest tsunami victim

Aitape skull likely belongs to world's oldest tsunami victim | Geology | Scoop.it
In 1929, Australian geologist Paul Hossfeld stumbled upon a partial human skull in a mangrove outside the coastal town of Aitape in Papua New Guinea. Originally thought to belong to Homo erectus, the skull was subsequentl
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Mongolian Microfossils Shed Light on the Rise of Animals

Mongolian Microfossils Shed Light on the Rise of Animals | Geology | Scoop.it
A cache of embryo-like microfossils discovered in northern Mongolia may shed light on questions about the long-ago shift from microbes to animals on Earth.
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Juno Reveals Surprising Activity in Jupiter's Interior

Juno Reveals Surprising Activity in Jupiter's Interior | Geology | Scoop.it
New results from the Juno Spacecraft show that Jupiter’s gravitational field is askew, with different patterns in its northern and southern hemispheres.
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The mass extinction that might never have happened

The mass extinction that might never have happened | Geology | Scoop.it
An ecological catastrophe 201 million years ago supposedly paved the way for the rise of giant dinosaurs, but it may not have happened that way after all
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Fossils from the world's oldest trees reveal complex anatomy never seen before 

Fossils from the world's oldest trees reveal complex anatomy never seen before  | Geology | Scoop.it
The first trees to have ever grown on Earth were also the most complex, new research has revealed.
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By 2100, oceans may hold enough carbon to launch sixth mass extermination of species, mathematics predicts

By 2100, oceans may hold enough carbon to launch sixth mass extermination of species, mathematics predicts | Geology | Scoop.it
In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving processes that upended the normal cycling of carbon through the atmosphere and oceans. These globally fatal perturbations in carbon each unfolded over thousands to millions of years, and are coincident with the widespread extermination of marine species around the world.
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Macquarie Uni research explains meteorites’ role in plate tectonics

Macquarie Uni research explains meteorites’ role in plate tectonics | Geology | Scoop.it
Without plate motion, the Earth as we know it would be a very different place.
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What Do We Need to Know to Mine an Asteroid

What Do We Need to Know to Mine an Asteroid | Geology | Scoop.it
Riga, Lativa (SPX) Sep 20, 2017 -
The mining of resources contained in asteroids, for use as propellant, building materials or in life-support systems, has the potential to revolutionise exploration of our solar system. To make this
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Are Mexico’s two major earthquakes related, and what could happen next? 

Are Mexico’s two major earthquakes related, and what could happen next?  | Geology | Scoop.it
Based on coulomb stress calculations, the two events are likely unrelated
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VLT Shows First Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua is Like Nothing Seen Before

VLT Shows First Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua is Like Nothing Seen Before | Geology | Scoop.it
Astronomers reveal that asteroid `Oumuamua was traveling through interstellar space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system.
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First detailed simulation of 2004 megathrust earthquake

First detailed simulation of 2004 megathrust earthquake | Geology | Scoop.it
Scientists in Munich have completed the first detailed simulation of the Sumatra earthquake that triggered a devastating tsunami on the day after Christmas
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What are hoodoos? The science behind these surreal formations

What are hoodoos? The science behind these surreal formations | Geology | Scoop.it
Learn how hoodoos are formed and the best places to see them.
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Newly described giraffid species may help trace evolution of giraffe ancestors

Newly described giraffid species may help trace evolution of giraffe ancestors | Geology | Scoop.it
A new giraffid species from Spain may extend the range and timespan of the ancestors of giraffes, according to a study published November 1, 2017 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by María Ríos from the National Museu
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Dinosaur sported 'bandit mask'

Dinosaur sported 'bandit mask' | Geology | Scoop.it
A dinosaur from China had a "bandit mask" pattern in the feather on its faces, fossil analysis has shown.
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The oceans were colder than we thought

The oceans were colder than we thought | Geology | Scoop.it
A team of researchers has discovered a flaw in the way past ocean temperatures have been estimated up to now. Their findings could mean that the current period of climate change is unparalleled over the last 100 million years.
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Ominous Climate Change Warning Seen in Caribbean Storms 100K Years Ago

Ominous Climate Change Warning Seen in Caribbean Storms 100K Years Ago | Geology | Scoop.it
Violent superstorms much more powerful than the recent hurricane season occurred under climate conditions similar to those we're seein
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Space mining takes giant leap from sci-fi to reality

Space mining takes giant leap from sci-fi to reality | Geology | Scoop.it
Luxembourg sets sights on extraterrestrial extraction industry
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New dinosaur sported a curious set of chompers

New dinosaur sported a curious set of chompers | Geology | Scoop.it
Matheronodon provincialis, a newly described dinosaur, munched on tough plants with big scissors for teeth.
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Big Herbivorous Dinosaurs Ate Crustaceans as Side Dish

Big Herbivorous Dinosaurs Ate Crustaceans as Side Dish | Geology | Scoop.it
Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.  
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Dinosaurs Laid Blue Eggs—And That's a Big Deal

Dinosaurs Laid Blue Eggs—And That's a Big Deal | Geology | Scoop.it
In a twist for paleontologists, a fossil nest found in China shows that colored eggshells were not just for the birds.
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Study reveals the secret life of the Dodo

Study reveals the secret life of the Dodo | Geology | Scoop.it
Even though they lived alongside humans for more than a century, scientists know precious little about the flightless birds known as the dodo, but a new analysis of the species’ bones could shed new light on the creature’s life cycle, including how quickly it grew to adulthood. “Before our study the only things we knew …
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