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Ancient Earth's hot interior created 'graveyard' of continental slabs

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT geologists have found that ancient Earth's hotter interior created a "graveyard" of continental slabs, as higher mantle temperatures than today caused subducting tectonic plates to sink all the way to the Earth's core.

The push for UK fracking may be 55 million years too late

Cuadrilla is pressing ahead with a project to drill for shale gas in Lancashire, but a geologist thinks plans for industrial-scale fracking may be doomed

Scientists Find 91 Volcanoes Underneath Antarctica’s Melting Ice

Geologists analyzing ice-penetrating radar data on Antarctica have found an additional, previously unknown 91 volcanoes, many of them in active rift zones across the continent. The post Scientists Find 91 Volcanoes Underneath Antarctica’s Melting Ice appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Remembering M. Lee Allison: one year later

Lee Allison examining a diversion ditch, Flagstaff, AZ. A year ago today Lee Allison, Director of the Arizona Geological Survey and State Geologist, passed away 3 days after suffering a tragic accident at his home. We cannot adequately express the scope of this tremendous loss to the AZGS and staff members. Show More Summary

Ziúr announces new album U Feel Anything? on Planet Mu, geologists immediately report strange global upticks in seismic activity

Whoa, spooky! Did you guys just feel that too? I’m pretty sure that the tectonic plates just shifted in direct geological response to the ground-shaking news that Berlin’s current grimy club queen Ziúr is fixing to release her debutShow More Summary

Eldred Dewey Wilson & the Proterozoic ‘Mazatzal Revolution’

Study area map of Wilson (1937) In 1937, geologist Eldred Dewey Wilson coined the phrase ‘Mazatzal Revolution’ to describe mountain building along the western edge of the North American craton. While the Mazatzal Revolution occurredShow More Summary

Tactile Geology

I’m trained as a geologist, but I’ve been working with ceramics full time for 35 years. As in geology, I like the nature of materials and how they transform through  … The post Tactile Geology appeared first on Ceramic Arts Network.

Oklahoma City-area earthquakes prompt new investigation

Utility regulators and geologists said Thursday they suspect a series of earthquakes in the Oklahoma City metro area — home to about a third of Oklahoma's population — which knocked … Click to Continue »

Climate Change Has Damaged Historic Seminole Sites, Archaeologists Say

At the Tidally United Summit, taking place August 4 and 5, a group of archaeologists, geologists, academics, activists, and local legislators will gather at the Native Learning Center in Hollywood to discuss the impact of climate change from an angle that’s often overlooked: its effect on indigenous communities and cultural heritage.

Geologists offer new clues to cause of world's greatest extinction

A study by a researcher in the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences offers new clues to what may have triggered the world's most catastrophic extinction, nearly 252 million years ago.

How Geologists Are Minding Preikestolen's Gap

Any well-lived life comes with wear and tear. Spend enough time out and about, and you're going to pick up a few scars, and maybe a mole or two you should keep an eye on. The same is true for Preikestolen, a massive, square-edged cliff that rises 604 meters above Lysefjorden in Norway. Show More Summary

Geologists Have Encouraging News For Folks Hoping To Mine The Moon

Image. Screen shot via collectSPACE/YouTube Most people (wrongly) assume the moon is barren and boring. Sure, our satellite might be a little clingy, but it also has moonquakes, orange soil, and could be hiding abundant water resources. Show More Summary

Listen to Avey Tare Cover Will Oldham’s “West Palm Beach”

His take on the 1994 song premiered during Geologist’s radio show

What the Heck is a Superelevated Lava Flow Anyway? 1974 Basalt Flow near Keanak?ko‘i Crater

Talk about catnip for a geologist... "Do Not Enter", "Stop Here", "Go no closer to the eruption", and "Roads and Trails Closed Beyond This Point". How could any self-respecting geologist ignore such signage? And yes, that is a volcanic plume emanating from a crater on the far right side of the picture. Show More Summary

Antarctica by way of the UK

(University of California - Santa Barbara) It may seem a roundabout way to study the Antarctic, but UC Santa Barbara geologist Alexander Simms will travel to the United Kingdom to do just that.

Yellowstone National Park hit by 1400 earthquakes in six weeks

A major quake swarm has hit Yellowstone National Park - but it’s unlikely to be a sign of an impending volcanic eruption, according to geologists

Rocks: A Handy Book for Tiny Geologists

Discover a fantastic book to give to kids as they explore the rocky world this summer. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Vintage Dinosaur Art: Tyrannosaurus Sex: A Love Tail (Omni magazine, Feb 1988)

Beverly Halstead accomplished rather a lot in his life; geologist, palaeontologist, holder of professorships at universities around the world, author and science populariser, and more besides. Halstead (full name Lambert Beverly Halstead)...Show More Summary

Florida sinkhole that swallowed two homes stops growing

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Geologists will be examining the land this weekend to determine if the shifting of the soil and rock is done. The hole is 50 feet deep.        

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