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Dozens of new Ichthyosaur Found
Dozens of new Ichthyosaur Found

Dozens of nearly complete skeletons of prehistoric marine reptiles have been uncovered near a ...

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EARTH Magazine: Asbestos Found in Nevada And Arizona
EARTH Magazine: Asbestos Found in Nevada And Arizona

Alexandria, Va. -- In 2011, geologists at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, began discover...

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Ancient deformation of the lithosphere revealed
Ancient deformation of the lithosphere revealed

Color-shaded relief map with simplified tectonic units of eastern Asia. Since the Late Cretaceou...

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Global warming won't mean more stormy weather
Global warming won't mean more stormy weather

A study led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto finds that global warming wi...

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Using the Richter Scale to Measure Earthquakes
Using the Richter Scale to Measure Earthquakes

The Richter magnitude scale (also Richter scale) assigns a magnitude number to quantify the en...

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Where did the missing oil go?
Where did the missing oil go?

Oil platform silhouette in Gulf of Mexico (stock image). A new study finds that some 6 million t...

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Iceland rises as its glaciers melt from climate change
Iceland rises as its glaciers melt from climate change

This global positioning satellite receiver is part of Iceland's network of 62 such receivers...

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The two faces of Mars
The two faces of Mars

Mars has two differently shaped hemispheres: the lowlands of the northern hemisphere and the volc...

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Stanford Scientists Use Ocean Waves to Monitor Offshore Oil And Gas Fields
Stanford Scientists Use Ocean Waves to Monitor Offshore Oil And Gas Fields

A technology developed by Stanford scientists for passively probing the seafloor using weak sei...

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Nannofossils from El Hierro Place the Canaries Closer to Hawaii
Nannofossils from El Hierro Place the Canaries Closer to Hawaii

Pieces of sediment from the Cretaceous period encased in lava floated to the surface with the u...

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Missing link in metal physics explains Earth's magnetic field
Missing link in metal physics explains Earth's magnetic field

Earth's magnetic field is crucial for our existence, as it shields the life on our planet&#...

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Slope on ocean surface lowers sea level in Europe
Slope on ocean surface lowers sea level in Europe

Research at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has discovered that a 'slope' on...

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Akun island columnar basalt, Alaska, United States
Akun island columnar basalt, Alaska, United States

The largest state in the United states by area but the least densely populated, Alaska h...

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Geothermal microbial reservoirs: Staircase fractures in microbialites and travertines
Geothermal microbial reservoirs: Staircase fractures in microbialites and travertines

Figure 7 from Maggi et al.: Examples of gentle slope deposits are shown. Scattered fractures wit...

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The world's oldest known snake fossils: Rolling back the clock by nearly 70 million years
The world's oldest known snake fossils: Rolling back the clock by nearly 70 million years

Artist's conception of three of the four newly identified ancient snakes: (top left) Portuga...

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10 Most Beneficial Minerals and Why
10 Most Beneficial Minerals and Why

Bauxite and Al-hydroxides    Major sources of aluminum. Bauxite  Aluminum in ba...

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