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As everyone who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area knows, the Earth moves under our feet. But what about the stresses that cause earthquakes? How...
Violent collisions between the growing Earth and other objects in the solar system generated significant amounts of iron vapor, according to a new...
During the second half of the 21st century, the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains will face persistent drought worse than anything seen in times...
Seismic waves are helping scientists to plumb the world’s deepest mystery: the planet’s inner core. Thanks to a novel application of earthquake-...
A paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience today reports evidence for a new way of looking at the centre of the Earth. Geophysicists from the...
Vast ranges of volcanoes hidden under the oceans are presumed by scientists to be the gentle giants of the planet, oozing lava at slow, steady rates...
Seismic investigations from the Qinling-Dabie-Sulu orogenic belt in eastern China suggest that this region was affected by extreme mantle...
Pioneering new research has debunked the theory that the asteroid that is thought to have led to the extinction of dinosaurs also caused vast global...
As the Earth warms and glaciers all over the world begin to melt, researchers and public policy experts have focused largely on how all of that extra...
Uranium isotopes leave a distinct ‘fingerprint’ in the sources of volcanic rocks, making it possible to gauge their age and origin. Geologists have...

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