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Posts tagged geology

December 23, 2011

 

EARTHCORE

Between A Hard Place And A Hard Place

Scientists armed with diamond anvils are pushing their investigations deeper and deeper into the center of Earth without actually having to go there.

November 9, 2011

 

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Synthetic Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Creating diamonds is a tricky business. It can be difficult to tell whether the diamond is real or synthetic.

September 14, 2011

 

california license plate

Could An Earthquake Separate California From The Rest Of The US?

Some believe a large earthquake is going to send California careening into the Pacific. But is any of this based on scientific fact?

August 23, 2011

 

earthquake tilted house

The Most Powerful Earthquakes… Ever!

Earthquakes are measured using the Richter Scale, which gives scientists an idea of the size of the seismic wave or ground shaking that happens.

August 19, 2011

 

molten rock

What Is An Enhanced Geothermal System?

We need cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy, right?

August 12, 2011

 

dinosaur sue

Was Dinosaur “Sue” A Boy?

Was the dinosaur "Sue" really supposed to be named "Bob?"

June 28, 2011

 

chromium element

Missing Chromium: Inside Earth’s Crust

The Earth is made up of plenty of elements but Chromium is uncommon. This has scientists puzzled.

May 20, 2011

 

plankton swimming

Estimating How Much Carbon Dioxide Was Available To Plankton

Scientists have reconstructed a one hundred thousand-year history of carbon dioxide.

April 29, 2011

 

coal rock

Coal May Have Contributed To Mass Extinction

Canadian researchers have found evidence that coal may have contributed to the disaster that killed off the dinosaurs.

April 13, 2011

 

greenland ice

Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Melting

Greenland's ice sheet is worrying scientists. It's melting.

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