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Japanese volcano calm 'for now': weather agency
Japanese volcano calm 'for now': weather agency

Video grab from the Japan Meteorological Agency shows the eruption of Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabu island in Kagoshima Prefecture, sou...

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Little-known quake, tsunami hazards lurk offshore of Southern California
Little-known quake, tsunami hazards lurk offshore of Southern California

This map shows the California Borderland and its major tectonic features, as well as the locations of earthquakes greater ...

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Dinosaurs were likely warm-blooded
Dinosaurs were likely warm-blooded

A microscopic image of the thigh bone (femur) of a dinosaur shows concentric rings. Like tree rings, they formed each year in the dinosau...

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Using radar satellites to study Icelandic volcanoes and glaciers
Using radar satellites to study Icelandic volcanoes and glaciers

On August 16 of last year, Mark Simons, a professor of geophysics at Caltech, landed in Reykjavik with 15 students and two other faculty ...

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Satellites catch the birth of two volcanic islands
Satellites catch the birth of two volcanic islands

The birth of Sholan island. First image in 2010, last image in 2012. Credit: Jónsson et al., Nature Communications The birth of a...

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For the first time, spacecraft catch solar shockwave in the act: 'Ultrarelativistic, killer electrons' made in 60 seconds
For the first time, spacecraft catch solar shockwave in the act: 'Ultrarelativistic, killer electrons' made in 60 seconds

Earth's magnetosphere is depicted with the high-energy particles of the Van Allen radiation belts (shown in red) and various process...

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Which came first the chicken or the egg?
Which came first the chicken or the egg?

From a modern scientific perspective, the chicken came first because the genetic recombination that produced the first "chicken&q...

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From chicken to dinosaur the reverse evolution
From chicken to dinosaur the reverse evolution

A unique adaptation in the foot of birds is the presence of a thumb-like opposable toe, which allows them to grasp and perch.  However,...

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Common mechanism for shallow and deep earthquakes proposed
Common mechanism for shallow and deep earthquakes proposed

Geologists report that a universal sliding mechanism operates for earthquakes of all depths -- from the deep ones all the way up to the...

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3D geological tour of the Guadalquivir basin using Google Earth
3D geological tour of the Guadalquivir basin using Google Earth

Distribution of thematic layers on a scale of 1:50,000 over the satellite images of Google Earth. Above shows the area left of the Strai...

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First dinosaur fossil discovered in Washington state
First dinosaur fossil discovered in Washington state

The first dinosaur fossil described from Washington state (left) is a portion of a femur leg bone (full illustration right) from a thero...

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Huge underwater craters discovered on floor of Swiss lake
Huge underwater craters discovered on floor of Swiss lake

The scientists were using ship-based sonar to map the topography of the lake floor An unusual and unexpected discovery: on th...

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