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Water cooling for the Earth’s crust

How deep can seawater penetrate through cracks and fissures into the seafloor? By applying a new analysis method, an international team of researchers has...

Colorado River’s connection with the ocean was a punctuated affair

The Colorado River's initial trip to the ocean didn't come easy, but its story has emerged from layers of sediment preserved within tectonically active...

When water met iron deep inside the Earth, did it create...

Reservoirs of oxygen-rich iron between the Earth's core and mantle could have played a major role in Earth's history, including the breakup of supercontinents,...

When continents break it gets warm on Earth

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to...

How the Pacific seafloor got its 60-degree bend

Hawaii sits at the end of a chain of volcanoes running across the Pacific Ocean floor, but in the middle of this chain lies...

Plume-subduction interaction forms large auriferous provinces

Gold enrichment at the crustal or mantle source has been proposed as a key ingredient in the production of giant gold deposits and districts....

What is Plate Tectonic?

Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of seven large plates and the movements of a larger number of smaller plates...

Earth’s tectonic plates are weaker than once thought

No one can travel inside Earth to study what happens there. So scientists must do their best to replicate real-world conditions inside the lab. "We...

Large meteorite impacts drove plate-tectonic processes on the early Earth

An international study led by researchers at Macquarie University has uncovered the ways in which giant meteorite impacts may have helped to kick-start our...

Measuring the strength of olivine, the most abundant mineral in the...

University of Delaware professor Jessica Warren and colleagues from Stanford University, Oxford University and University of Pennsylvania, reported new data that material size-effects matter...

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