Ice age permafrost unearthed in Poland to help clock warming
Permafrost dating from the end of the last Ice Age around 13,000 years ago recently discovered in Poland could prove an invaluable tool in gauging global warming, Polish geologists said on Friday.
Ruptured Earth -- in the aftermath of the Chilean earthquake
On 27 February 2010, a gargantuan 8.8 earthquake struck south-central Chile, the fifth largest event ever recorded by modern seismology.
New findings explain the mystery behind the development of the Banda arc
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Banda arc - a gigantic 1,000km long, 180-degree curve in eastern Indonesia - has puzzled geologists for many years, with much debate and controversy surrounding its complex origin and ...
NASA Simulates Space Exploration at Remote Arctic Crater Site
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA personnel are among a group of international researchers who are in the Canadian Arctic assessing concepts for future planetary exploration as part of the Haughton-Mars Project, or HMP-2010.
Ash may hover for days over uncertain Europe
(AP) -- The Icelandic volcano that has kept much of Europe land-bound is far from finished spitting out its grit, and offered up new mini-eruptions Saturday that raise concerns about longer-term damage to ...
Geologist discovers pattern in Earth's long-term climate record
In an analysis of the past 1.2 million years, UC Santa Barbara geologist Lorraine Lisiecki discovered a pattern that connects the regular changes of the Earth's orbital cycle to changes in the Earth's climate. ...
Not more quakes, just more people in quake zones
First the ground shook in Haiti, then Chile and now Turkey. The earthquakes keep coming hard and fast this year, causing people to wonder if something sinister is happening underfoot. It's not.
Remains of early 1900s plane found in Antarctica
(AP) -- Remains of the first airplane ever taken to Antarctica, in 1912, have been found by Australian researchers, the team announced Saturday.
Biologists save fish after landslide
(AP) -- A gigantic landslide that buried a highway, uprooted homes and rerouted a river in Washington state's Cascade Range left hundreds of smaller victims: fish.
Russia gains new land after quake, lava flows: scientist
Russia, the world's largest country, has grown even larger recently thanks to an earthquake and a volcanic eruption in its seismically active far eastern regions, a scientist said on Friday.
Colossal quake may hit Sumatra in 30 years: geologist
A colossal earthquake may hit Indonesia's Sumatra island within 30 years, triggering a tsunami and making last month's deadly temblor look tiny by comparison, a geologist has warned.
Shrinking Bylot Island glaciers tell story of climate change
The U.S. Geological Survey has released the results of a long-term study of key glaciers in western North America, reporting this month that glacial shrinkage is rapid and accelerating and a result of climate ...
Cognitive scientists use eye-tracking technology to learn what makes a great geologist
Cognitive scientists, geologists, and vision scientists are teaming up to learn how expert geologists unconsciously view landscapes for clues that point the way to important discoveries. The National Science Foundation has ...
Solving the chalk mystery
A piece of chalk in a laboratory at the University of Stavanger in Norway may be the key to unlock a great mystery. If the mystery is solved, it will generate billions in additional income for the oil industry. Associate ...