News tagged with earth sciences

Researchers say a comet killed the dinosaurs

In a geological moment about 66 million years ago, something killed off almost all the dinosaurs and some 70 percent of all other species living on Earth. Only those dinosaurs related to birds appear to have survived. Most ...

dateApr 04, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Ocean cores reveal eruption dynamics

(Phys.org) —Using information gathered from samples of deep sea sediments, researchers from the University of Bristol report new findings regarding the dynamics of the eruption of Mount Tambora, Indonesia in 1815 – one ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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A tiny grain helps reveal the history of a rock

Researchers can use the mineral rutile to learn about rock types and their history. Two articles published in the highly respected journal Geology now present a new application of a method for more easily tracing the mineral ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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