Yearly Archives: 2015

Reptile fossils offer clues about elevation history of Andes Mountains and climate change

On an arid plateau in the Andes Mountains of southern Bolivia, a Case Western Reserve University researcher flagged what turned out to be the...

Geomorphic impact of the flooding caused by tropical storm Lee in September 2011

In their article for Geosphere, R. Craig Kochel and colleagues discuss the geomorphic impact of the flooding caused Tropical Storm Lee in September 2011...

Remote Sensing Downloader

RS Downloader offers access to satellite image data pools. Via web interface the user is able to search and download specified satellite images. This version...

Frictional heat dehydrates magma

In contrast to the conventional view, new findings demonstrate that frictional heat in rising magma can drive outgassing of water vapor, which contributes to...

Insights into the origins of sodium and other metallic layers in the Earth’s upper...

Takuo Tsuda, assistant professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, discusses recent work. The Earth's atmosphere is critical for the existence of mankind. A...

Interior Water Not Ruled Out for Our Moon

Scientists have long wondered if water lurks beneath the Moon’s surface. Many thought the scalding impact that formed the Moon long ago would have...

‘Forbidden’ substances on super-Earths

Using mathematical models, scientists have 'looked' into the interior of super-Earths and discovered that they may contain compounds that are forbidden by the classical...

Geological Folds

A wave-like geologic structure that forms when rocks deform by bending instead of breaking under compressional stress. Anticlines are arch-shaped folds in which rock...

Dating historic activity at Oso site shows recurring major landslides

The large, fast-moving mudslide that buried much of Oso, Washington in March 2014 was the deadliest landslide in U.S. history. Since then, it's been...

Preserved embryos illustrate seed dormancy in early angiosperms

The discovery of exceptionally well-preserved, tiny fossil seeds dating back to the Early Cretaceous corroborates that flowering plants were small opportunistic colonizers at that...

Evidence of past volcanic activity in the Caribbean Sea

Reconstructing the magnitude of past volcanic eruptions is important in informing predictions about future eruptions and hazards. This is difficult to accomplish from records...

Geologic formation could hold clues to melting glacier floodwaters

Geologists investigating an unusual landform in the Wabash River Valley in southern Illinois expected to find seismic origins, but instead found the aftermath of...

Get a scary Jurassic perk for T-Rexmas

A lifelike model of T-Rex could be yours in time for Christmas, thanks to dinosaur experts from the University of Manchester. The scary model is...

New kind of hydrothermal vent system found in Caribbean

Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified hydrothermal vents in the deep sea of the Caribbean which are unlike any found before. Collaborating with...

Mystery of heat loss from the Earth’s crust has been solved

The first discovery of a new type of hydrothermal vent system in a decade helps explain the long observed disconnect between the theoretical rate...

Chinese rover analyzes moon rocks: First new ‘ground truth’ in 40 years

In 2013, Chang'e-3, an unmanned lunar mission, touched down on the northern part of the Imbrium basin, one of the most prominent of the...

Mammal diversity exploded immediately after dinosaur extinction

The diversity of mammals on Earth exploded straight after the dinosaur extinction event, according to UCL researchers. New analysis of the fossil record shows...

The patchy weather in the centre of the Earth

The temperature 3,000 kilometres below the surface of Earth is much more varied than previously thought, scientists have found. The discovery of the regional variations...

Mapping Earth Motion from the Illapel Earthquake

Sitting along the southeast edge of the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” Chile is no stranger to earthquakes and tsunamis. The strongest quake on record...

Burgess Shale fossil site gives up oldest evidence of brood care

Long before kangaroos carried their joeys in their pouches and honey bees nurtured their young in hives, there was the 508-million-year-old Waptia. Little is...

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