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Study tracks 'memory' of soil moisture

The top 2 inches of topsoil on all of Earth's landmasses contains an infinitesimal fraction of the planet's water—less than one-thousandth of a percent. Yet because of its position at the interface between the land and ...

dateJan 16, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Some algae like it cold

It may look pretty, but the swaths of delicately-colored, pretty "precipitation" may lead to an increase in glacial melting, according to interdisciplinary research at the University of Cincinnati.

dateJan 10, 2017 in Earth Sciences Environment
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Modeling magma to find copper

Copper is an essential element of our society with main uses in the field of electricity and electronics. About 70% of the copper comes from deposits formed several million years ago during events of magma degassing within ...

dateJan 12, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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