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Expedition to Undersea Mountain Yields New Information About Sub-Seafloor Structure

Scientists recently concluded an expedition aboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution to learn more about Atlantis Massif, an undersea mountain, or seamount, that formed...

Salty Soil Can Suck Water out of Atmosphere: Could It Happen...

The frigid McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica are a cold, polar desert, yet the sandy soils there are frequently dotted with moist patches in...

When Continents Collide: New Twist to 50-Million-Year-Old Tale

Fifty million years ago, India slammed into Eurasia, a collision that gave rise to the tallest landforms on the planet, the Himalaya Mountains and...

Volcanoes Deliver Two Flavors of Water

Seawater circulation pumps hydrogen and boron into the oceanic plates that make up the seafloor, and some of this seawater remains trapped as the...

Lava Formations in Western U.S. Linked to Rip in Giant Slab...

Like a stream of air shooting out of an airplane's broken window to relieve cabin pressure, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC...

Global Extinction: Gradual Doom Is Just as Bad as Abrupt

A painstakingly detailed investigation shows that mass extinctions need not be sudden events. The deadliest mass extinction of all took a long time to...

New Way to Study Ground Fractures

Boise State University geophysics researchers have created a new way to study fractures by producing elastic waves, or vibrations, through using high-intensity light focused...

Life Beyond Earth? Underwater Caves in Bahamas Could Give Clues

Discoveries made in some underwater caves by Texas &M University at Galveston researchers in the Bahamas could provide clues about how ocean life formed...

Underwater River of Mud and Sand Tells Tale of Climate Change...

Mediterranean bottom currents and the sediment deposits they leave behind offer new insights into global climate change, the opening and closing of ocean circulation...

Waiting for Death Valley’s Big Bang

In California's Death Valley, death is looking just a bit closer. Geologists have determined that the half-mile-wide Ubehebe Crater, formed by a prehistoric volcanic...

Adamite

Chemical Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH) Locality: Chile, Atacama, Chañarcillo Name Origin: Named after the French mineralogist Gilbert Joseph Adam (1795-1881). Adamite is a zinc arsenate hydroxide mineral, Zn2(AsO4)(OH). It...

New Cores from Glacier in Eastern European Alps May Yield New...

Researchers are beginning their analysis of what are probably the first successful ice cores drilled to bedrock from a glacier in the eastern European...

Ironing out Details of Earth’s Core

Identifying the composition of Earth's core is key to understanding how our planet formed and the current behavior of its interior. While it has...

Chinese Fossils Shed Light On Evolutionary Origin of Animals from Single-Cell...

Evidence of the single-celled ancestors of animals, dating from the interval in Earth's history just before multicellular animals appeared, has been discovered in 570...

Methane May Be Answer to 56-Million-Year Question

The release of massive amounts of carbon from methane hydrate frozen under the seafloor 56 million years ago has been linked to the greatest...

Fiery volcano offers geologic glimpse into land that time forgot

The first scientists to witness exploding rock and molten lava from a deep sea volcano, seen during a 2009 expedition, report that the eruption...

Luminous grains of sand determine year of historic storm flood

Scientists at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands) have successfully matched a layer of sediment from the dunes near Heemskerk to a...

Multibeam sonar can map undersea gas seeps

A technology commonly used to map the bottom of the deep ocean can also detect gas seeps in the water column with remarkably high...

Tenerife Geology Discovery Is Among ‘World’s Best’

Volcanologists from the University of Leicester have uncovered one of the world's best-preserved accessible examples of a monstrous landslide that followed a huge volcanic...

Salty Water and Gas Sucked Into Earth’s Interior Helps Unravel Planetary...

An international team of scientists has provided new insights into the processes behind the evolution of the planet by demonstrating how salty water and...

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