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New light has been shed on the processes by which ocean water enters the solid Earth during continental breakup. Research led by geoscientists at the University of Southampton, and published in Nature Geoscience this week, is the first to show a direct link on geological timescales between fault activity and the amount of water entering the Earth's mantle along faults.
Global climate patterns have undergone a remarkable shift in the past 600,000 to 1.2 million years. Before the transition, glacial cycles, consisting of cold ice ages and milder interludes, typically lasted about 40,000 years — but those weaker cycles gave way to longer-lasting icy eras with cycles lasting roughly 100,000 years. In between the cold ice ages are periods of thawing and warming known as interglacial periods, during which sea levels rise and ice retreats. Here Past Interglacials Working Group of PAGES identifies and compares interglacial periods over the past 800,000 years, including our current era.
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Eight miles off the coast of Long Beach, California, the oil rig Eureka, which has stood here for 40 years, is a study in contrasts. From a distance, it looks like just another offshore platform, an artifact of the modern industrial landscape. But beneath the waves, the Eureka and other rigs like it in the area are home to a vast and thriving community of sea life that some scientists say is one of the richest marine ecosystems on the planet.
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Simmering deep below the geysers and hot springs of the Yellowstone caldera is a dormant supervolcano — a powerful behemoth with the ability to blanket the western U.S. with many centimeters of ash in a matter of hours. What could spark such a powerful eruption? Scientists have long debated over the origins of Yellowstone's supervolcano, with the most widely accepted idea suggesting that it was formed by a mantle plume — a column of hot rocks emerging from our planet’s core. But a new simulation shows that the conventional wisdom was wrong. The plume could not have reached the surface because it was blocked by a slab from an ancient tectonic plate.
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Scientists are looking forward to drill into an impact crater, containing the leftovers of a killer asteroid off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
An asteroid stuck at the Chicxulub crater 66 million years ago, killing the dinosaurs and most of the life forms on Earth, as per scientific community. Scientists are hopeful that by drilling into the crater sediments, they can possibly get some information regarding how life there bounced back post the devastating impact.
Earth's inner core is a metallic mix of iron and light elements such as sulfur, hydrogen and silicon, a new study finds.
This isn't the first time scientists have proposed that Earth's fiery depths are filled with brimstone, another name for sulfur. That's because the inner core is less dense than it would be if the solid metal ball were pure iron. However, the new research further confirms the idea with tests of pure iron at the extreme temperatures and pressures found in the inner core.
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Would the predicted major earthquake that would really rock California be just in the corner waiting to happen? Has Earth been sending a warning sign that residents possibly are unaware?
That indicator could possibly be an unusual increase in carbon monoxide levels in parts of North America. The jump was recorded by the Global Forecast System model over the U.S. West Coast on Feb. 25, blogs Robert Scribbler, a climate change journalist.
University of Chicago scientists have discovered evidence in a meteorite that a rare element, curium, was present during the formation of the solar system. This finding ends a 35-year-old debate on the possible presence of curium in the early solar system, and plays a crucial role in reassessing models of stellar evolution and synthesis of elements in stars. Details of the discovery appear in the March 4 edition of Science Advances.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission unveiled its second large-scale plan to reduce disposal well injection volumes in efforts to curtail the state's rumbling from induced earthquakes. The plan covers 5,200 square miles in central Oklahoma and 406 disposal wells, with a goal of decreasing volumes to 40 percent below 2014 totals. The response is similar to a regional response plan instituted in mid-February in northwestern Oklahoma days after the state's third strongest quake ever.
Government scientists have gathered data to answer the question of whether a new uranium mining operation will contaminate the Grand Canyon region.
Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey spent two years collecting and analyzing dozens of soil samples from around the Canyon Mine south of Grand Canyon National Park. The study gives them a baseline of the environment they can use to compare with future soil samples.
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has been informed that a vendor on the world's leading online global wholesale trading platform, Alibaba, has offered CVD lab grown (synthetic) diamonds inscribed with the numbers of genuine GIA graded natural diamond reports.
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