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‘Nesting doll’ minerals offer clues to Earth’s mantle dynamics

Recovered minerals that originated in the deep mantle can give scientists a rare glimpse into the dynamic processes occurring deep inside of the Earth...

A seismic mapping milestone

Because of Earth's layered composition, scientists have often compared the basic arrangement of its interior to that of an onion. There's the familiar thin...

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...

Upper part of Earth’s magnetic field reveals details of a dramatic...

Satellites have been mapping the upper part of the Earth magnetic field by collecting data for three years and found some amazing features about...

New theories about nature of Earth’s iron

New research challenges the prevailing theory that the unique nature of Earth's iron was the result of how its core was formed billions of...

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...

Going deep to measure Earth’s rotational effects

Researchers in Italy hope to measure Earth's rotation using a laser-based gyroscope housed deep underground, with enough experimental precision to reveal measurable effects of...

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...

A perfect storm of fire and ice may have led to...

What caused the largest glaciation event in Earth's history, known as 'snowball Earth'? Geologists and climate scientists have been searching for the answer for...

Early Earth had a hazy, methane-filled atmosphere

More than 2.4 billion years ago, Earth's atmosphere was inhospitable, filled with toxic gases that drove wildly fluctuating surface temperatures. Understanding how today's world...

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