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Living Rock: An Introduction to Earth’s Geology

Living Rock - An Introduction to Earth's Geology movie was released Aug 13, 2002 by the DVD International studio. Ever wonder why earthquakes happen,...

Research redefines the properties of faults when rock melts

A new discovery in the study of fault slip seeks to redefine our understanding of how melt-bearing faults behave, say scientists at the University...

Discovery of new rock property

The discovery of a new fundamental rock property will improve estimates of underground resources, such as hydrocarbons and drinking water, as well as CO₂...

Ancient rocks show life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion...

A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth. But what happened...

How ionic: Scaffolding is in charge of calcium carbonate crystals

Nature packs away carbon in chalk, shells and rocks made by marine organisms that crystallize calcium carbonate. Now, research suggests that the soft, organic...

Isotopic memory of atmospheric persistence

Chemical analysis of some of the world's oldest rocks, by an international team led by McGill University researchers, has provided the earliest record yet...

Evolution: Rock sponges split up

A study led by researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich throws new light on the evolution of the so-called rock sponges, and reveals that...

Rock art draws scientists to ancient lakes

Life imitates art. And sometimes science does the same. Seven thousand year-old rock paintings in the Sahara desert have, somewhat serendipitously, helped uncover evidence of...

Rare rock with 30,000 diamonds examined

Diamonds are beautiful and enigmatic. Though chemical reactions that create the highly coveted sparkles still remain a mystery, a professor from the University of...

Rock-dwelling microbes remove methane from deep sea

Methane-breathing microbes that inhabit rocky mounds on the seafloor could be preventing large volumes of the potent greenhouse gas from entering the oceans and...

Researchers Reveal New Rock Formation in Colorado

Boulder, Colo., USA - An astonishing new rock formation has been revealed in the Colorado Rockies, and it exists in a deeply perplexing relationship...

Carbon injection initiative supported by new research

Worldwide attempts to tackle global warming by injecting carbon dioxide into underground volcanic rock have been informed by new research that shows the process...

Geophysicist teams with mathematicians to describe how river rocks round

For centuries, geologists have recognized that the rocks that line riverbeds tend to be smaller and rounder further downstream. But these experts have not...

Hard Rock Life: Collecting Census Data On Microbial Denizens of Hardened...

Scientists are digging deep into Earth's surface collecting census data on the microbial denizens of the hardened rocks. What they're finding is that, even...

Earliest life on Earth: scientists find evidence in WA rock sediments

Evidence of what could be the earliest forms of life on Earth has been unearthed in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. Researchers from...

Researchers describe unusual Mars rock

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The first rock that scientists analyzed on Mars with a pair of chemical instruments aboard the Curiosity rover turned out to...

Rocks Can Restore Our Climate … After 300,000 Years

A study of a global warming event that happened 93 million years ago suggests that the Earth can recover from high carbon dioxide emissions...

A Tiny Grain Helps Reveal the History of a Rock

Mar. 25, 2013 — Researchers can use the mineral rutile to learn about rock types and their history. Two articles published in the journal...

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