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The day the Earth moved

Monday, 16 December 2013

Tectonic plate theory revolutionised the way we look at our planet, writes Andrew Gleadow.

Minute Earth

The team behind Minute Physics launches Minute Earth

Wednesday, 8 May 2013
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‘Rock’ fix for oceans is badly flawed

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Claims that global warming can be braked by dissolving huge quantities of rock in the sea to absorb carbon emissions are laden with flaws, according to a new study.

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Ancient Martian lake fed by groundwater

Sunday, 20 January 2013

A U.S. spacecraft orbiting Mars has provided evidence of an ancient crater lake fed by groundwater, adding further support to theories that the Red Planet may once have hosted life, said NASA.

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Extreme weather synchronises Arctic populations

Friday, 18 January 2013

Extreme weather events can put the birth and mortality rates of four different Arctic species – reindeer, rock ptarmigan, sibling vole and Arctic fox – in sync with each other, according to new research.

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Australian miners turn to termites to find riches

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Small termite and ant mounds might be sitting on a gold mine – and, if they are, taking samples from their nests could be a cheap method of gold prospecting.

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You have been warned

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Hurricane Sandy did more than cripple New York and kill hundreds – it brought climate change out of the political closet, where some had thought it safely hidden away.

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Models behind ocean floor formation “naïve”: Australian geochemists

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Geophysicists’ current models of how the mantle melts, enters magma chambers and eventually forms the ocean floor can’t explain the high levels of trace elements found in the ocean floor, and are “naïve”, said Australian researchers.

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Rethinking energy 2: Enhanced geothermal

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Enhanced geothermal systems is a new technique, and with adequately deep drilling, every country could potentially access an almost unlimited energy resource.

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Golden age of geology

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The 21st century could be a golden age for geology – but geologists will first need to work on their communication skills for that to be recognised.

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