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A mystery that settled in stone

The strange pillarlike formation emerged after Crowley Lake reservoir was completed in 1941: stone columns up to 20 feet tall connected by high arches, as if part of an ancient Moorish temple.

dateNov 20, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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In Hawaii, living with lava

When the most recent eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano started last June, Melvin Sugimoto at first did not think much of it. Hawaii, where he has lived all his life, is made entirely of hardened lava, and Kilauea, perhaps ...

dateNov 25, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Las Vegas holds key to abrupt climate change

According to new U.S. Geological Survey research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, springs and marshes in the desert outside Las Vegas expanded and contracted dramatically in response ...

dateNov 10, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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