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What are the benefits of volcanoes?

Volcanoes are renowned for their destructive power. In fact, there are few forces of nature that rival their sheer, awesome might, or have left as big of impact on the human psyche. Who hasn't heard of tales of Mt. Vesuvius ...

dateMar 21, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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How rocks shaped the Civil War

The most studied battleground from the American Civil War, from a geological perspective, is the rolling terrain surrounding Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Here, the mixture of harder igneous and softer sedimentary rocks produced ...

dateMar 17, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Study reveals gold in Millport rocks

The discovery of microscopic concentrations of gold in rocks from a popular Scottish holiday destination has raised the possibility of bigger finds elsewhere, according to research carried out by scientists at the University ...

dateFeb 12, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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