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Flat wrong: the misunderstood history of flat Earth theories
Flat wrong: the misunderstood history of flat Earth theories

A ‘flat-Earth’ map drawn by Orlando Ferguson in 1893. This rendering of a flat Earth still gets some truck today. Credit: Wikimedia/Orla...

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Ancient rocks of Tetons formed by continental collisions
Ancient rocks of Tetons formed by continental collisions

Rolling Thunder Mountain near Talus Lake is part of the Teton Range. The orange rock in the foreground is Webb Canyon gneiss, granite for...

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Syracuse geophysicist questions stability of Antarctic ice sheet
Syracuse geophysicist questions stability of Antarctic ice sheet

This map shows elevation change rates for major and minor glacier basin or islands for the northern Antarctic Peninsula study area. ...

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Activity on seafloor linked to icy ebb and flow on surface
Activity on seafloor linked to icy ebb and flow on surface

A UConn marine scientist has found that hydrothermal activity occurring along mid-ocean ridges like the one in this graphic may help exp...

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 Ice-Age Mammoth Bones Found Under Oregon Football Stadium
Ice-Age Mammoth Bones Found Under Oregon Football Stadium

The femur of a mammoth found at an OSU construction site.  (photo: Theresa Hogue) On Saturdays in the fall, cleats pound the turf at R...

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Seismic data suggests slow slip events may presage larger earthquakes
Seismic data suggests slow slip events may presage larger earthquakes

Seismic data A team of researchers, two from Tohoku University in Japan and two from the University of California in the U.S., has foun...

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What do lentils have to do with geology?
What do lentils have to do with geology?

When clayey materials are compressed and sheared, they commonly develop a "scaly fabric" wherein the clay is divided by braid...

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Where is the oil in the Gulf? Researcher takes a look
Where is the oil in the Gulf? Researcher takes a look

This illustration shows the route traveled by oil leaving the subseafloor reservoir as it travels through the water column to the surface...

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Shallow earthquakes, deeper tremors along southern San Andreas fault compared by researchers
Shallow earthquakes, deeper tremors along southern San Andreas fault compared by researchers

Crustal structure and tectonics from the Los Angeles basin to the Mojave Desert, southern California Seismologists working along C...

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Subducting seamounts blocked a big quake in Chile
Subducting seamounts blocked a big quake in Chile

Map of Chile’s coastline showing the locations of the April 2014 earthquake and the seamounts that may have prevented the rupture from...

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Magnitude-7.1 earthquake strikes Alaska
Magnitude-7.1 earthquake strikes Alaska

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska early Sunday morning, jolting the nerves of residents in th...

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Geologist says dinosaur fossils found in western India
Geologist says dinosaur fossils found in western India

Gujarat, sometimes dubbed India's Jurassic Park, is home to one of the world's largest collections of dinosaur remains A ge...

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Living fossils and rare corals revealed
Living fossils and rare corals revealed

An investigation of previously unexplored depths of Australia's Coral Sea has revealed living fossils, rare corals and sponges, and ec...

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