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Magnitude-4.8 Earthquake Widely Felt Across Washington State
Magnitude-4.8 Earthquake Widely Felt Across Washington State

A magnitude-4.8 earthquake in Canada jolted residents across northwest Washington state, but no major damage or injuries were reporte...

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 San Andreas May Be a 'Zipper' Fault
San Andreas May Be a 'Zipper' Fault

The San Andreas Fault super-imposed over the California landscape seen in a shuttle photo. Credit: Fuis, et al. A new explanation for col...

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 Frictional heat dehydrates magma
Frictional heat dehydrates magma

The volcano Santiaguito in Guatemala. In contrast to the conventional view, new findings demonstrate that frictional heat in rising...

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Researchers find evidence of cavity-dwelling microbial life from 3 billion years ago
Researchers find evidence of cavity-dwelling microbial life from 3 billion years ago

Raman micro-spectroscopy. A, B: Thin section photomicrographs (left) and corresponding Raman intensity maps (right) of the silicified ca...

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Permian-Triassic Boundary
Permian-Triassic Boundary

This place is located at Austinmer, a coastal suburb between Sydney and Wollongong. Photo Credit:  Allosauroid Enthusiast The Perm...

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Geologic formation could hold clues to melting glacier floodwaters
Geologic formation could hold clues to melting glacier floodwaters

Geologists investigating an unusual landform in the Wabash River Valley in southern Illinois expected to find seismic origins, but in...

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Evidence of past volcanic activity in the Caribbean Sea
Evidence of past volcanic activity in the Caribbean Sea

The Lesser Antilles island chain. Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC. Reconstructing the magnitude ...

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Mystery of heat loss from the Earth's crust has been solved
Mystery of heat loss from the Earth's crust has been solved

Vent chimneys at the Von Damm Vent site. Credit: The National Oceanography Centre The first discovery of a new type of h...

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The largest Tanzanite crystal in the world
The largest Tanzanite crystal in the world

Photo credit TanzaniteOne   Tanzanite is the blue/violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxyl Sorosilicate) ...

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Are Geologists able to drill to the center of the Earth?
Are Geologists able to drill to the center of the Earth?

In a word, no. The center of the Earth is roughly 3,959 miles (6,371 km) down. The deepest hole that was ever drilled was the Kola ...

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Methane emissions in Arctic cold season higher than expected
Methane emissions in Arctic cold season higher than expected

Eddy covariance flux tower in winter in Atqasuk, Alaska, USA (Global Change Research Group, San Diego State University). The special, on ...

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Radioactive matter migrates more quickly through fractured carbonate rock
Radioactive matter migrates more quickly through fractured carbonate rock

Natural radioactivity from uranium-bearing rock, N Saskatchewan. ( Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have found...

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Darwin's finches may face extinction
Darwin's finches may face extinction

Mathematical simulations at the University of Utah show parasitic flies may spell extinction for Darwin's finches in the Galapagos ...

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Setting a new course for extracting uranium from seawater
Setting a new course for extracting uranium from seawater

Using high-energy X-rays, researchers discovered uranium is bound by adsorbent fibers in an unanticipated fashion. An ultra-high-re...

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Gradients in the Earth's outermost core
Gradients in the Earth's outermost core

Evidence that the outermost portion of the Earth’s core is stratified is provided by earthquake data reported by scientists at the Univ...

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 The oldest known rock on Planet Earth
The oldest known rock on Planet Earth

Fragment of Acasta gneiss The Acasta Gneiss is a tonalite gneiss in the Slave craton in Northwest Territories, Canada. The rock body ...

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