News tagged with isotopes

Tiny fossils tell a long(ish) story

The impact of an asteroid at the end of the Cretaceous caused mass extinctions in the oceans, as well as killing the dinosaurs on land. The carbon isotope difference between surface and seabed organisms (foraminifera) also ...

dateMar 08, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Tracing deep ocean currents

Radioactive isotopes typically take four years to reach the Norwegian coast from Sellafield on the north-eastern coast of England. Researchers like Yongqi Gao follow the radioactive waste to understand how ocean currents ...

dateFeb 25, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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