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A new study shows the evolution and changes of the vegetation...

"Mauritia flexuosa" is the most widespread plant in the Orinoco Delta, in north-western Venezuela. This has not always been the case in the past....

Deep-sea sediments reveal solar system chaos: An advance in dating geologic...

A day is the time for Earth to make one complete rotation on its axis, a year is the time for Earth to make...

Complex geology contributed to Deepwater Horizon disaster, new study finds

A study from The University of Texas at Austin is the first published in a scientific journal to take an in-depth look at the...

Engineering Geology : What is engineering geology and its importance?

What is Engineering Geology? Engineering Geology is the application of geology to engineering studies to ensure that the geological factors related to the location, design,...

K-T Boundary “Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary”

What is K-T Boundary? The Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event, now called the Cretaceous–Palaeogene extinction event. It may be called the K/T extinction event or K/Pg event...

K-Pg Boundary “Cretaceous–Paleogene Boundary”

What is the K-Pg Boundary? The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event, was a sudden mass extinction of some three-quarters of the plant and animal species on...

State geologist, partners create new surface geology maps for Massachusetts

Anyone who digs in the earth needs a geologic map, says State Geologist Stephen Mabee at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and now he...

Getting to the core of underwater soil

Soils all over the Earth's surface are rigorously tested and managed. But what about soils that are down in the murky depths? Although not...

Tracing iron in the North Pacific

The micronutrient iron (Fe) is recognized as a key factor in controlling oceanic primary productivity, and subsequently impacting the carbon cycle and marine ecosystem....

What is a Plutonic Igneous Rock?

In geology, a pluton is a body of intrusive igneous rock (called a plutonic rock) that is crystallized from magma slowly cooling below the...

Geology of Lavacicle Caves

What does lavacicle mean? A geological formation consisting of a quantity of lava that dripped from the roof of a cave as it cooled and...

New research predicts landslide boundaries two weeks before they happen

University of Melbourne researchers have developed a software tool that uses applied mathematics and big data analytics to predict the boundary of where a...

Icy Greenland’s heated geologic past

By mapping the heat escaping from below the Greenland Ice Sheet, a NASA scientist has sharpened our understanding of the dynamics that dominate and...

Geologist leads effort to update Earth’s geologic time scale

It's official. More than 8,000 years ago, a vast amount of water from melting glaciers flooded North America and caused havoc with the currents...

Scientists discover Earth’s youngest banded iron formation in western China

The banded iron formation, located in western China, has been conclusively dated as Cambrian in age. Approximately 527 million years old, this formation is...

+20 Most Amazing Landscapes and Rock Formations

Zhangye Danxia, China These rainbow mountains look like something out of a painting. The Danxia landforms, found in China's Gansu Province, are made of strips...

Scientists find new evidences of the megaflood that ended the Messinian...

A study conducted by an international team of scientists has found new evidence supporting the hypothesis of a mega-flood occurring during the Zanclean period,...

+20 Strange Geological Formations On Earth

Moeraki Boulders – New Zealand The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave-cut Otago...

How Giant’s Causeway and Devils Postpile were formed

A new study by geoscientists at the University of Liverpool has identified the temperature at which cooling magma cracks to form geometric columns such...

Fox Creek earthquakes linked to completion volume and location of hydraulic...

The volume of hydraulic fracturing fluid and the location of well pads control the frequency and occurrence of measurable earthquakes, new Alberta Geological Survey...

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