Utah Geologists Translate Vibrations of Rocky Landforms Into Audible Tones
Utah Geologists Translate Vibrations of Rocky Landforms Into Audible Tones

PHOTO CREDIT: Geohazards research group   These are the vibrations of Eagle Plume Tower, a rock landform in Southeastern Utah. You won't...

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Tectonics of Convergent Plate Margins: New Insights Into Continental Geology
Tectonics of Convergent Plate Margins: New Insights Into Continental Geology

(a) Low-angle subduction, compressional regime prevails in the overlying plate. Because the plate interface is at low geothermal gradients, ...

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Weird Water Dynamics Fuel Deep Earthquakes and Fist-Sized Diamonds
Weird Water Dynamics Fuel Deep Earthquakes and Fist-Sized Diamonds

Photo Credit: Debswana Diamond Company   What causes the deep Earth's most mysterious earthquakes? The cause of Earth's deepest eart...

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Grain Size of Rocks in Earth's Mantle Affects Tectonics
Grain Size of Rocks in Earth's Mantle Affects Tectonics

The simulation shows how the grain size of the mantle rocks develops when continents break apart along a so-called rift zone. Credit: Jonas ...

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Yellowstone's History of Hydrothermal Explosions Over the Past 14,000 Years
Yellowstone's History of Hydrothermal Explosions Over the Past 14,000 Years

Stock image showing a spring at Yellowstone National Park. GETTY IMAGES   While much of public attention on Yellowstone focuses on its poten...

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New Map Shows Earth’s Tectonic Plates In Unprecedented Detail
New Map Shows Earth’s Tectonic Plates In Unprecedented Detail

Credit: Dr. Derrick Hasterok, University of Adelaide   New models that show how the continents were assembled are providing fresh insights i...

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Scientists Discover “Ghost” Fossils – “Completely Unexpected”
Scientists Discover “Ghost” Fossils – “Completely Unexpected”

The images show the impressions of a collapsed cell-wall covering (a coccosphere) on the surface of a fragment of ancient organic matter (le...

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Giant Magnetic Waves Have Been Discovered Oscillating Around Earth's Core
Giant Magnetic Waves Have Been Discovered Oscillating Around Earth's Core

This mysterious wave oscillates every seven years and propagates westward at up to 1500 kilometres a year. These waves align in columns alon...

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Ancient Massive 'Dragon of Death' Flying Reptile Dug Up in Argentina
Ancient Massive 'Dragon of Death' Flying Reptile Dug Up in Argentina

Life reconstruction of Thanatosdrakon amaru. Image credit: Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Bones and fossils belonging to the newly identified...

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How The World’s Most Active Volcano Was Born
How The World’s Most Active Volcano Was Born

(USGS photo by J.M. Chang)   A new international study led by Monash University has described for the first time what may have triggered the...

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High Resolution Imaging Reveals Puzzling Features Deep in Earth’s Interior
High Resolution Imaging Reveals Puzzling Features Deep in Earth’s Interior

Conceptual cartoons of the Hawaiian ultra-low velocity zone (ULVZ) structure. A) ULVZ on the core–mantle boundary at the base of the Hawaiia...

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Potentially Alive 830-Million-Year-Old Organisms Found Trapped in Ancient Rock
Potentially Alive 830-Million-Year-Old Organisms Found Trapped in Ancient Rock

Distribution of microorganisms in primary fluid inclusions in Browne Formation halite from central Australia. Credit: Geology.   Trapped in ...

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Taiwan’s Crust Is Moving at ‘Extreme’ Speed
Taiwan’s Crust Is Moving at ‘Extreme’ Speed

Photo: © University of Oregon   A new study finds evidence of surprisingly rapid upward movement of earth’s crust on the island of Taiwan. O...

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Weird 'Yellow Brick Road' Discovered at Bottom of the Ocean
Weird 'Yellow Brick Road' Discovered at Bottom of the Ocean

A deep-sea 'yellow brick road'. (Photo: The Ocean Exploration Trust/E/V/Nautilus/YouTube Screenshot)   "Yellow Brick Road"...

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City-Sized Lake Discovered Miles Below The Antarctic Ice Sheet
City-Sized Lake Discovered Miles Below The Antarctic Ice Sheet

The coast of Antarctica near where the East Antarctic Ice Sheet meets the sea. Credit: Shuai Yan/UT Jackson School of Geosciences Scientists...

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