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The continents as a heat blanket

Drifting of the large tectonic plates and the superimposed continents is not only powered by the heat-driven convection processes in the Earth's mantle, but rather retroacts on this internal driving processes. In doing so, ...

Jan 22, 2009 3.4 / 5 (5) 3

Why do the Caribbean Islands arc?

(Phys.org) -- The Caribbean islands have been pushed east over the last 50 million years, driven by the movement of the Earth's viscous mantle against the more rooted South American continent, reveals new ...

Aug 20, 2012 4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

China to build two new Antarctic bases

Chinese workers are on their way to build the country's fourth Antarctic research base and a fifth is being planned, state-run media said on Thursday as the country expands its imprint on the icy continent.

Dec 19, 2013 4.7 / 5 (3) 1

Waste dump at the end of the world

On their mission to the moon in 1969 the Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin created arguably the most famous footprints ever. Since the time the astronauts of the Apollo 11 Mission stepped onto the ...

Feb 07, 2013 3.3 / 5 (4) 3