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Watery time capsule hints at how life got started on early Earth
Water locked away in rocks for 1.5 billion years reveals conditions were right for complex organic molecules to form in deep sea hydrothermal vents
Geology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Global warming erases centuries of ocean cooling
New study finds that as manmade greenhouse gas emissions grew in the 19th century, a global cooling trend came to an end
Geology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 9:07am
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Experts Fear Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal May Suffer Another Huge Tremor Soon
Even after the April disaster, the fault line between India and Asia remains strained
Geology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Friday, Aug 07, 2015, 9:13am
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Earth's 'magnetic personality' much older than previously thought
Earth's magnetic field has been a life preserver, protecting against relentless solar winds, streams of charged particles rushing from the Sun, that otherwise could strip away the planet's atmosphere and water.
Geology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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​Ancient volcano tattooed the Earth with giant rings
Concentric circles of rocky hills and valleys in South Africa tell the story of a billion-year-old collapsed volcano
Geology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015, 9:53am
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How Can We Keep Track of Earth's Invisible Water?
This week's episode of Generation Anthropocene goes on a deep dive into some of the planet's more mysterious water sources
Geology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
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Scientists Stumble Across Extinct Volcanoes Off Australia Coast
The four volcanoes are 50 million years old and were found accidentally
Geology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
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How Bacteria Make This Underground, Awe-Inspiring Cave Shine Gold
These underground tubes at Lava Beds National Monument include sparkling gold ceilings that even NASA wants to study
Geology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
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Listening to meteorites hitting Mars will tell us what's inside
NASA's InSight mission may be able to use seismic waves from meteorite strikes to probe the Red Planet's interior
Geology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
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Magnitude-6.7 Quake Strikes Remote Area off Alaska Coast
Magnitude-6.7 earthquake hits remote area off Alaska coast; no tsunami threat, damage reports
Geology
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
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Galapagos volcano sets the night sky ablaze
An eruption this week on the Galapagos islands threatened the region's iconic wildlife – but it now seems to be in the clearincluding the world's only population of pink iguana
Geology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
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Two new volcanic islands emerge in Red Sea
Scientists use satellite imagery to track changes in the islands that formed after two spectacular undersea eruptions
Geology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
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Volcano threatens Galapagos Islands ecosystem
Wolf volcano erupts for first time in 33 years; could threaten park made famous by Charles Darwin
Geology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:45am
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Life at Faulty Towers carries on despite being deep underwater
More than 2 kilometres underwater, this towering array of natural chimneys, known as black smokers, spews out mineral-rich superheated water, nurturing life
Geology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:45am
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The Shaky Science Behind Predicting Earthquakes
A powerful earthquake in Italy killed hundreds of people—and set in motion a legal battle and scientific debate that has kept seismologists on edge
Geology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
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New Zealand's worst earthquake fear confirmed by sediment survey
Separate sections of one of New Zealand's biggest faults appear to have ruptured simultaneously in the past, suggesting a huge quake there is possible in the future
Geology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 8:20am
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Major earthquake strikes Nepal
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes eastern Nepal, two weeks after a devastating quake that killed more than 8,000 people.
Geology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:10am
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Syrian war helps shape seismic map of explosions
Seismic readings from a Syrian army base attack have refined a model of surface explosions, helping emergency response teams to grasp size of blast from afar
Geology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, May 08, 2015, 8:29am
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Geologists Warned That Huge Quake Could Strike The Himalayas
The earthquake that struck Nepal over the weekend was hardly a surprise. Geologists have known for decades that tectonic plates underneath Nepal were capable of creating a devastating earthquake.
Geology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015, 8:19am
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City of Kathmandu shifted 10 feet by earthquake
The enormous tremor that has devastated Nepal packed 10 hydrogen bombs' worth of energy at an unusually shallow depth
Geology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015, 8:19am
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143 Million Americans Are Now Living in Earthquake Zones, Scientists Say
Nearly 20,000 schools may be exposed to ground shaking
Geology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015, 12:02pm
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Oklahoma scientists say earthquakes linked to oil and gas work
Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency said on Tuesday.
Geology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
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Lake Kivu’s Great Gas Gamble
In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.It’s a Friday afternoon on the Rwandan side of Lake Kivu, and in what was once a quiet cove, a daring venture is taking shape.
Geology
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
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Earth May Have Become Magnetic After Eating a Mercury-Like Object
Swallowing a sulfur-rich protoplanet could help explain two lingering mysteries in the story of Earth's formation
Geology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
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Ask Smithsonian: Could the Volcano Beneath Yellowstone National Park Ever Erupt?
The good news is that an eruption there is highly unlikely, but the bad news is that it would be huge
Geology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Friday, Apr 10, 2015, 9:24am
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Want an affordable earthquake warning system? Use animals, scientists say
Wild animals can predict earthquakes several weeks before they strike, and motion-activated cameras that track their movements could be adopted in quake-prone countries as an affordable early warning system, scientists said on Tuesday.
Geology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
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Mars rover detects 'useful nitrogen'
The Curiosity rover makes a detection of nitrogen compounds which provide further evidence that ancient Mars would have been a habitable world.
Geology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
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Bright spots on Ceres could be water volcanoes
Images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft show that a mysterious bright spot on dwarf planet Ceres could be a plume of water spurting from a deep, icy crater
Geology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 19, 2015, 7:50am
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Scientists mapping Earth in 3D, from the inside out
Using seismic vibrations from earthquakes around the world, they are figuring out what Earth looks like below the surface
Geology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015, 9:28am
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Google street view, now on Mt. Everest
Take a virtual trek through the mountains of Nepal, visit a monastery and stop by a "yak parking lot"
Geology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Mar 13, 2015, 7:56am
Rating: | Views: 114 | Comments: 0
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