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Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn't warmed
Deep, old water explains why Antarctic Ocean hasn't warmed

Observed warming over the past 50 years (in degrees Celsius per decade) shows rapid warming in the Arctic, while the Southern Ocean aroun...

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Appalachian Coal Ash Richest in Rare Earth Elements
Appalachian Coal Ash Richest in Rare Earth Elements

A study of the content of rare earth elements in U.S. coal ashes shows that coal mined from the Appalachian Mountains could be the prov...

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How a huge landslide shaped Zion National Park
How a huge landslide shaped Zion National Park

A computer-simulated time sequence of the gargantuan Sentinel landslide in Zion Canyon 4,8000 years ago is shown here. The first six fram...

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Can magma crystals predict eruptions?
Can magma crystals predict eruptions?

Blue phenocryst has well developed oscillatory growth zoning with some zones showing inclusions. Both crystals show sector zoning. Min...

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Lava-loving tourists flock to active Nicaragua volcano
Lava-loving tourists flock to active Nicaragua volcano

Centuries ago, a native Central American people terrified of a witch believed to live deep in the earth used to sacrifice children and you...

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New lava flows open on active Hawaii volcano
New lava flows open on active Hawaii volcano

Two new lava flows have broken out at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, but neither is threatening nearby communities. Kilauea is one of th...

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Australia's Volcanic History Is a Lot More Recent Than You Think
Australia's Volcanic History Is a Lot More Recent Than You Think

Volcanos of Australia. Credit: SnipView Australia is an old and stable continent with not many geological risks such as major earth...

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 Pictures: Types of Amber
Pictures: Types of Amber

Amber is fossilized tree resin (not sap), which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. The oldest ...

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Malta geological maps miss 50 metres of rock
Malta geological maps miss 50 metres of rock

A section of rock across the Maltese islands is unrecorded in the official geological map on which important decisions are based, fresh ...

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Understanding Volcanic Eruptions Where Plates Meet
Understanding Volcanic Eruptions Where Plates Meet

(a) Tectonic map showing the geodynamic framework of the Mediterranean region. (b) Main structural features of Sicily and location of the...

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Mysterious Crystal with 'forbidden symmetry' found
Mysterious Crystal with 'forbidden symmetry' found

Scientists at Princeton University, New Jersey studied an ancient meteorite (shown) and found a quasicrystal with a structure that it was...

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Evidence for massive Tsunamis found on Mars
Evidence for massive Tsunamis found on Mars

Left: Researchers have created a digital elevation model of the area studied, showing the two proposed shoreline levels of an early Mars ...

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Download the International Chronostratigraphic Chart 2016
Download the International Chronostratigraphic Chart 2016

Download the International Chronostratigraphic Chart 2016 in nine different Languages: Click here ( PDF or JPG ) to download the latest...

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