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The Atlantic 'resting' -- for now

Geophysicists have simulated when the continents around the Atlantic develop active continental margins with earthquakes and volcanoes. According to the model, ‘real’ fully active subduction zones ...

May 23, 2011 4 / 5 (2) 2

Why is the Earth's mantle conductive?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from INSU-CNRS (France), working with chemists at a CNRS research unit, have explained that the high conductivity of the Earth's upper mantle is due to molten carbonates. They ...

Dec 04, 2008 4.6 / 5 (24) 6

Keeping the Earth's plates oiled

Earth’s surface is a very active place; its plates are forever jiggling around, rearranging themselves into new configurations. Continents collide and mountains arise, oceans slide beneath continents and volcanoes spew. ...

Aug 13, 2007 4.6 / 5 (30) 0

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