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Using a method from Wall Street to track slow slipping of...

Stock traders have long used specialized trackers to decide when to buy or sell a stock, or when the market is beginning to make...

CRUST adds new layer of defense against earthquakes, tsunamis

The first computer model to simulate the whole chain of events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes could reduce losses to life and property...

Parts of the Earth’s original crust remain in place today

Analysis of rock samples harvested from the Canadian Shield suggests the samples contain components of Earth's crust that existed more than 4.2 billion year...

Earth’s first example of recycling – its own crust!

Rock samples from northeastern Canada retain chemical signals that help explain what Earth's crust was like more than 4 billion years ago, reveals new...

20 Things You Didn’t Know About “Inner Earth”

1. In 1692 Edmond Halley (of comet fame) proposed that the Earth is hollow. Below the outer crust where we live, he pictured two...

Taking Earth’s inner temperature

The temperature of Earth's interior affects everything from the movement of tectonic plates to the formation of the planet. A new study led by Woods...

Earth’s water may have originally been formed deep within its mantle,...

Earth's water may have originally been formed by chemical reactions deep within the planet's mantle, according to research led by University College Dublin. The new...

Research journey to the center of the Earth

Researchers in Japan say they may be one step closer to solving the mystery at the core of Earth. It has long been established that...

Breakup of supercontinent Pangea cooled mantle and thinned crust

The oceanic crust produced by the Earth today is significantly thinner than crust made 170 million years ago during the time of the supercontinent...

Targeting mysteries of deep Earth

A mineral far below Earth's surface may hold the key to how much water is stored in the planet, a Florida State University researcher...

Uncovering Yellowstone’s subsurface mysteries

A new study providing an unprecedented regional view of the earth's crust beneath Yellowstone National Park will begin with a helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic...

Case of Earth’s missing continental crust solved: It sank

How do you make half the mass of two continents disappear? To answer that question, you first need to discover that it's missing. That's what...

Geologic imaging technique measures strength of Earth’s outer shell

An advanced imaging technique used to map Earth's outer shell also can provide a measure of strength, finding weak spots and magma upwellings that...

New technique for finding weakness in Earth’s crust

Scientists have developed a method to estimate weakness in Earth's outer layers which will help explain and predict volcanic activity and earthquakes. Published in the...

Seismic ‘CT scans’ reveal deep earth dynamics

A new look 100 miles beneath a massive tectonic plate as it dives under North America has helped clarify the subduction process that generates...

Revealing Earth’s early secrets

Addressing fundamental unknowns about the earliest history of Earth's crust, scientists have precisely dated the world's oldest rock unit at 4.02 billion years old....

How hot is too hot for Earth-style life?

Mission seeks to answer key questions: How deep is Earth's habitable zone? How deep is the deep subseafloor biosphere? How does the deep biosphere...

Arc volcano releases mix of material from Earth’s mantle and crust

Volcanoes are an explosive and mysterious process by which molten rock from Earth's interior escapes back into the atmosphere. Why the volcano erupts --...

Found: Surviving evidence of Earth’s formative years

New work from a team including Carnegie's Hanika Rizo and Richard Carlson, as well as Richard Walker from the University of Maryland, has found...

Map of flow within the Earth’s mantle finds the surface moving...

Researchers have compiled the first global set of observations of the movement of the Earth's mantle, the 3000-kilometre-thick layer of hot silicate rocks between...

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