Geology

New evidence shows that komatiites—three-billion-year old volcanic rocks found within the Earth’s mantle—had a different composition than modern ones.
9:56am
11.6.2017
The historical model simulations revealed that two countervailing processes helped regulate Earth's temperature after Tambora's eruption.
by NCAR/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
9:50am
10.31.2017
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Southern California has the highest earthquake risk of any region in the U.S., but exactly how risky and where the greatest risks lie remains an open question.
by Texas Advanced Computing Center
10:00am
10.25.2017
Giant lateral collapses are huge landslides occurring at the flanks of a volcano.
by GFZ Helmholtz Centre
9:05am
10.24.2017
Optical fibers are thin strands of pure glass about the thickness of a human hair.
by Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
1:49pm
10.19.2017
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Turquoise is a copper mineral, found only immediately adjacent to copper ore deposits.
by University of Arizona
8:56am
10.19.2017
The OCO-2 measurements across Los Angeles were detailed enough to capture differences in concentrations within the city resulting from localized sources.
by Michigan Technological University
8:58am
10.16.2017
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The area has been relatively quiet since the 1980s.
by University of Aberdeen
10:28am
9.18.2017
Slow slip events, a type of slow motion earthquake that occurs over days to weeks, are thought to be capable of triggering larger, potentially damaging...
by University of Texas at Austin
10:03am
9.12.2017
Their results paint a very different picture of subduction than what occurs today.
by MIT
9:58am
8.22.2017
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Supervolcanoes can produce massive eruptions of hundreds to thousands of cubic kilometers of magma
by Stanford's School of Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences
9:21am
8.16.2017
A novel technique can determine the surface area and volume of small particles, the size of a grain of sand or smaller.
by University of New Hampshire
9:00am
8.11.2017
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Hydrogen at elevated temperature creates high electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle.
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
9:14am
7.27.2017
The study also suggests that the accelerated melting of mountain glaciers in recent decades may explain a phenomenon that has long puzzled scientists.
by University of Alaska Fairbanks
8:54am
7.21.2017
The team used isotopic labeling and two methods for measuring isotope ratios in solutions and solids to study calcite.
by California Institute of Technology
9:24am
7.18.2017
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By using the technique, the researchers were able to condense the timeframe it takes to measure the signal from the data.
by Argonne National Laboratory
8:55am
7.17.2017
In the future, the researchers plan to use this approach during an ongoing eruption as a near-real time predictive tool.
by University of Hawaii at Manoa
9:00am
7.14.2017
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Slow earthquakes are quiet, can be as large as magnitude 7, and last days to years.
by University of California, Riverside
12:58pm
7.13.2017
Crystals can form in the rising molten rock in as little as 18 minutes.
by University of Alaska Fairbanks
10:23am
7.11.2017
The plate boundary earthquake zone off Japan's coast forms part of the "ring of fire" that surrounds the Pacific Ocean.
by National Science Foundation
9:34am
6.19.2017
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Continental India's tectonic collision with Asia began about 45 million years ago.
by Rice University
1:02pm
6.7.2017
Scientists have debated for decades the origin of the densest collection of Jurassic dinosaur bones. Fossil and chemical analyses by paleontologists begin to...
by PeerJ
10:11am
6.6.2017
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The halos were analyzed by the rover's science payload.
by American Geophysical Union
1:14pm
5.30.2017
This microplate is "born" just 300 miles off the coast.
by UCSB
8:53am
5.25.2017
It’s true—some rocks can float on water for years at a time. And now scientists know how they do it, and what causes them to eventually sink.
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
9:49am
5.24.2017
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This fossil is the first discovery of a horned dinosaur in eastern North America, suggesting these dinosaurs could roam freely across North America.
by PEERJ
8:59am
5.23.2017
A recent study provides a new perspective on the severe impacts of escalating climate change on the heritage resources of Canadian Arctic.
by De Gruyter Open
1:08pm
5.19.2017
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Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life.
by Tohoku University
10:03am
5.18.2017
Researchers reports the discovery of the first fossilized flowers from South America.
by Cornell University
10:41am
5.12.2017
Researchers have presented a new theory as to how the Earth’s crust was formed.
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