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December 31, 2014
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Der Ton macht mehr als nur Musik

Rock, Pop, Klassik oder Jazz – Musik beeinflusst unser Leben mehr, als man denkt. Der Psychologe Marcel Zentner erforscht, wie Musik uns prägt, fördert und emotional bewegt. Dass Musik imstande ist, Emotionen auszulösen, zu unterstreichen oder zu formen, ist für … Continue reading

January 22, 2014
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Soil production breaks geologic speed record

Geologic time is shorthand for slow-paced. But new measurements from steep mountaintops in New Zealand shows that rock can transform into soil more than twice as fast as previously believed possible. The findings were published Jan. 16 in the early … Continue reading

March 8, 2013
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The Making of Antarctica’s Hidden Fjords

Antarctica’s topography began changing from flat to fjord-filled starting about 34 million years ago, according to a new report from a University of Arizona-led team of geoscientists. Knowing when Antarctica’s topography started shifting from a flat landscape to one with … Continue reading

January 16, 2013
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NASA Mars Rover Preparing to Drill into First Martian Rock

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is driving toward a flat rock with pale veins that may hold clues to a wet history on the Red Planet. If the rock meets rover engineers’ approval when Curiosity rolls up to … Continue reading

January 10, 2013
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Magma in Earth’s Mantle Forms Deeper Than Once Thought

Study simulating pressures in mantle beneath the ocean floor shows that rocks can melt at depths up to 250 kilometers Magma forms far deeper than geologists previously thought, according to new research results. A team led by geologist Rajdeep Dasgupta … Continue reading

October 4, 2012
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Dwarf Species of Fanged Dinosaur Emerges from Southern Africa

A new species of plant-eating dinosaur with tiny, 1-inch-long jaws has come to light in South African rocks dating to the early dinosaur era, some 200 million years ago. This “punk-sized” herbivore is one of a menagerie of bizarre, tiny, … Continue reading

March 22, 2012
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Global Sea Level Likely to Rise as Much as 70 Feet in Future Generations

*Scientists looked back in time–in the geologic record–to see the future* Even if humankind manages to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)–as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommends–future generations will likely have to deal with … Continue reading

June 5, 2011
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River Mystery Solved

*Scientists discover how “Didymo” algae bloom in pristine waters with few nutrients* The pristine state of unpolluted waterways may be their downfall, according to research results published in a paper this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. A species … Continue reading