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Big quakes spark jolts worldwide

Until 1992, when California’s magnitude-7.3 Landers earthquake set off small jolts as far away as Yellowstone National Park, scientists did not believe large earthquakes sparked smaller tremors at distant ...

May 25, 2008 4.6 / 5 (38) 1

Amazon River Once Flowed in Opposite Direction

The world's largest river basin, the Amazon, once flowed from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific - opposite its present direction - according to research by a geology graduate student and his advisor at the University of North ...

Oct 24, 2006 4.2 / 5 (41) 0

100 million years AD

(PhysOrg.com) -- Jan Zalasiewicz, a lecturer in geology at the University of Leicester, has published a new study looking at the lasting impression made by mankind -100 million years hence. He takes the perspective of alien ...

Sep 26, 2008 2.8 / 5 (62) 58