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February 21, 2017
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Plate tectonics

Geology professor’s study of olivine provides new data set for understanding plate tectonics Plate tectonics, the idea that the surface of the Earth is made up of plates that move apart and come back together, has been used to explain … Continue reading

June 9, 2014
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Hydrologists Find Mississippi River’s Buffering System for Nitrates is Overwhelmed

AUSTIN, Texas — A new method of measuring the interaction of surface water and groundwater along the length of the Mississippi River network adds fresh evidence that the network’s natural ability to chemically filter out nitrates is being overwhelmed. The … Continue reading

March 24, 2014
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New study reveals insights on plate tectonics, the forces behind earthquakes, volcanoes

The Earth’s outer layer is made up of a series of moving, interacting plates whose motion at the surface generates earthquakes, creates volcanoes and builds mountains. Geoscientists have long sought to understand the plates’ fundamental properties and the mechanisms that … Continue reading

January 13, 2014
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Book explains astrobiology for a general audience

In the late 1990s, the University of Washington created what was arguably the world’s first graduate program in astrobiology, aimed at preparing scientists to hunt for life away from Earth. In 2001, David Catling became one of the first people … Continue reading

January 5, 2014
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Fossilfunde belegen: Auch labile Ökosysteme überdauern hunderttausende Jahre

Paläontologen der Universität Wien erforschten Sedimente im Weinviertel – Ein ForscherInnenteam um Martin Zuschin vom Institut für Paläontologie der Universität Wien konnte erstmals nachweisen, dass ein fossiles, ca. 17 Millionen Jahre altes Ästuar, also der buchtförmige Mischbereich von Süßwasser und … Continue reading

November 2, 2013
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Ancient water

Delaware Geological Survey carbon-dates groundwater found to be thousands of years old A drop of rain that falls near Middletown, Del., may take as long as 14,000 years to seep through the earth and trickle underground into a well several … Continue reading