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Antarctica rocks!

Geologist John Goodge looks for clues about Antarctica's past in the 2 percent of the continent that is not covered in ice!

dateNov 01, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The impact of plate tectonics

Helping to settle a debate over plate tectonics that has divided geologists for decades, scientists at Harvard University have moved a step closer to understanding the complex physical deformation of one of ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Supervolcanoes: Not a threat for 2012

The geological record holds clues that throughout Earth's 4.5-billion-year lifetime massive supervolcanoes, far larger than Mount St. Helens or Mount Pinatubo, have erupted. However, despite the claims of ...

dateNov 15, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Fold mountains slip on soft areas

The Zagros Mountains are well researched from a geological perspective. However, scientists at the ETH Zurich have now used computer simulations to demonstrate for the first time how it came about that mainly ...

dateAug 11, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Seeing through the cracks

While rescue workers in Japan continue their search for missing persons amid the rubble in Sendai and beyond, geologists are sifting through seismic data and satellite images for hints to what caused one of ...

dateMar 23, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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