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September 5, 2015
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A better view of the Rockies, thanks to a geological feature in Peru

Scientists are getting an unprecedented look at a geological process in South America that mirrors the formation of America’s Rocky Mountains. Writing in the journal Nature, a team of geophysicists says its findings may help scientists better understand phenomena such … 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

July 14, 2013
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Noble gases hitch a ride on hydrous minerals

The six noble gases do not normally dissolve into minerals, leaving earth scientists to wonder how they are subducted back into the Earth. Researchers at Brown have discovered that the lattice structure of minerals such as amphibole provides a way. … Continue reading