From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a ‘chaotic solar system’

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Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado, a team of scientists from the University…
Digital rock physics helps scientists understand porous media

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As with many fields, computing is changing how geologists conduct their research. One example: the emergence of digital…
Why are there different “flavors” of iron around the Solar System?

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Washington, DC—New work from Carnegie’s Stephen Elardo and Anat Shahar shows that interactions between iron and nickel under…
2015-16 El Niño took toll on California beaches; not so much for Oregon, Washington

February 15, 2017

The 2015-16 El Niño was one of the strongest climate events in recent history with extraordinary winter wave…
Ventura Fault Could Cause Stronger Shaking, New Research Finds

February 15, 2017

A new study by a team of researchers, including one from the University of California, Riverside, found that…
Largest undersea landslide revealed on Great Barrier Reef

February 8, 2017

An international group of scientists has helped discover the remnants of a massive undersea landslide on the Great…
Drawn from the Deep

February 7, 2017

The Earth’s mantle — the layer between the crust and the outer core — is home to a…
Low level of oxygen in Earth’s middle ages delayed evolution for two billion years

February 3, 2017

A low level of atmospheric oxygen in Earth’s middle ages held back evolution for two billion years, raising…
What’s so “bad” about the Badlands, anyway?

February 2, 2017

Authorized as a National Monument in 1929 and redesignated as a National Park in 1978, Badlands National Park…
Plate tectonics go to the core

February 1, 2017

The heat from Earth’s core has a significant effect on tectonic plate movement. The new research challenges the…
Bag-like sea creature was humans’ oldest known ancestor

January 31, 2017

A tiny sea creature identified from fossils found in China may be the earliest known step on an…
Study of microbes reveals new insight about Earth’s geology and carbon cycles

January 31, 2017

Tiny microbes play a big role in cycling carbon and other key elements through our air, water, soil…
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