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What Makes Rainforests Unique? History, Not Ecology

History and geology, not current ecology, are likely what has made tropical forests so variable from site to site, according to a new study...

Scientists Discover Rare Theropod Dinosaur Wounded in Action in Southern Utah

Raptor dinosaurs like the iconic Velociraptor from the movie franchise Jurassic Park are renowned for their "fear-factor." Their terrifying image has been popularized in...

Shell partners with UT Austin to pursue new solutions to unlock...

Shell and the University of Texas at Austin (UT) today signed a five-year agreement to invest $7.5 million to address short- and long-term challenges...

Diamond impurities bonanza for geologists studying Earth’s history

Jewelers abhor diamond impurities, but they are a bonanza for scientists. Safely encased in super-hard diamond, impurities are unaltered, ancient minerals that tell the story...

Going with the flow: Researchers find compaction bands in sandstone are...

When geologists survey an area of land for the potential that gas or petroleum deposits could exist there, they must take into account the...

Geologist leads team effort to solve mystery of the Colorado Plateau

A team of scientists led by Rice University has figured out why the Colorado Plateau - a 130,000-square-mile region that straddles Colorado, Utah, Arizona...

68 percent of New England and Mid-Atlantic beaches eroding

An assessment of coastal change over the past 150 years has found 68 percent of beaches in the New England and Mid-Atlantic region are...

Scientists delve into ‘hotspot’ volcanoes along Pacific Ocean Seamount Trail

Nearly half a mile of rock retrieved from beneath the seafloor is yielding new clues about how underwater volcanoes are created and whether the...

New model for how Nevada gold deposits formed may help in...

A team of University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas researchers have devised a new model for how Nevada's gold deposits...

Cave reveals Southwest’s abrupt climate swings during Ice Age

Ice Age climate records from an Arizona stalagmite link the Southwest's winter precipitation to temperatures in the North Atlantic, according to new research.   The finding...

Widespread ancient ocean ‘dead zones’ challenged early life

The oceans became oxygen-rich as they are today about 600 million years ago, during Earth's Late Ediacaran Period. Before that, most scientists believed until...

Hot stuff: Magma at shallow depth under Hawaii

Ohio State University researchers have found a new way to gauge the depth of the magma chamber that forms the Hawaiian Island volcanic chain,...

Ancient raindrops reveal a wave of mountains sent south by sinking...

50 million years ago, mountains began popping up in southern British Columbia. Over the next 22 million years, a wave of mountain building swept...

Using chaos to model geophysical phenomena

Geophysical phenomena such as the dynamics of the atmosphere and ocean circulation are typically modeled mathematically by tracking the motion of air or water...

New research shows rivers cut deep notches in the Alps’ broad...

For years, geologists have argued about the processes that formed steep inner gorges in the broad glacial valleys of the Swiss Alps.   The U-shaped valleys...

SCEC’s ‘M8’ earthquake simulation breaks computational records, promises better quake models

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has presented the world's most advanced earthquake shaking simulation at the Supercomputing 2010 (SC10) conference held this week in...

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