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December 3, 2020

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Researchers Discover Life in Deep Ocean Sediments at or Above Water's Boiling Point

Biologists found single-celled organisms living in sediments 1180 meters beneath the ocean at temperatures of 120 degrees ...

Cluster of Alaskan Islands Could Be Single, Interconnected Giant Volcano

A small group of volcanic islands in Alaska's Aleutian chain might be part of a single, undiscovered giant volcano, say scientists. If the researchers' suspicions are correct, the newfound volcanic ...

What Will the Climate Be Like When Earth's Next Supercontinent Forms?

In roughly 200 million years, the continents will once again unite into a supercontinent. A new study explores how the next Pangea could affect the global ...

Geoscientists Use Zircon to Trace Origin of Earth's Continents

Geoscientists have long known that some parts of the continents formed in the Earth's deep past, but the speed in which land rose above global seas -- and the exact shapes that land masses formed -- ...
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Former Piece of Pacific Ocean Floor Imaged Deep Beneath China

In a study that gives new meaning to the term 'rock bottom,' seismic researchers have discovered the underside of a rocky slab of Earth's lithosphere that has been pulled more than 400 ...

East African Rift System Is Slowly Breaking Away, With Madagascar Splitting Into Pieces

The African continent is slowly separating into several large and small tectonic blocks along the diverging East African Rift System, continuing to Madagascar - the long island just off the coast of ...

Love Waves from the Ocean Floor

Supercomputer simulations of planetary-scale interactions show how ocean storms and the structure of Earth's upper layers together generate much of the world's seismic waves. Decoding the ...

The Connectivity of Multicomponent Fluids in Subduction Zones

A team of researchers has discovered more about the grain-scale fluid connectivity beneath the earth's surface, shedding new light on fluid circulation and seismic velocity anomalies in ...

Massive explosions of energy happening thousands of light-years from Earth may have left traces in our planet's biology and geology, according to new ...

A Jigsaw Puzzle Made of Ancient Dust

During the last Ice Age about 20,000 years ago, iron-containing dust acted as a fertilizer for marine phytoplankton in the South Pacific, promoting carbon dioxide sequestration and thus the glacial ...

Mystery of Glacial Lake Floods Solved

A long-standing mystery in the study of glaciers was recently and serendipitously solved. A trigger was identified for some of the largest floods on Earth -- those emerging suddenly and unpredictably ...

Past Is Key to Predicting Future Climate, Scientists Say

A group of climate experts make the case for including paleoclimate data in the development of climate models. Such models are used globally to assess the impacts of human-caused greenhouse gas ...

Monitoring Open-Cast Mines Better Than Before

Researchers have evaluated data from the Sentinel 1 satellite mission of the European Union's Copernicus program and thus demonstrated new possibilities for monitoring mining areas. The ...

Magma 'Conveyor Belt' Fuelled World's Longest Erupting Supervolcanoes

Geologists have found that a volcanic province in the Indian Ocean was the world's most continuously active -- erupting for 30 million years -- fueled by a constantly moving 'conveyor ...

The Craters on Earth

A two-volume atlas presents and explains the impact sites of meteorites and asteroids ...

New Drone Technology Improves Ability to Forecast Volcanic Eruptions

Specially-adapted drones have been gathering data from never-before-explored volcanoes that will enable local communities to better forecast future eruptions. The cutting-edge research at Manam ...

New Fault Zone Measurements Could Help Us to Understand Subduction Earthquakes

Researchers have conducted detailed structural analyses of a fault zone in central Japan to identify the specific conditions that lead to devastating earthquake. The seismic slip processes that were ...

Expect More Mega-Droughts

Mega-droughts - droughts that last two decades or longer - are tipped to increase thanks to climate change, according to new ...

Using a Volcano's Eruption 'Memory' to Forecast Dangerous Follow-on Explosions

Stromboli, the 'lighthouse of the Mediterranean', is known for its low-energy but persistent explosive eruptions, behaviour that is known scientifically as Strombolian activity. ...

Back to the Future of Climate

Hot and humid: Using minerals from ancient soils, researchers are reconstructing the climate that prevailed on Earth some 55 million years ago. Their findings will help them to better assess how our ...

Large Tides May Have Driven Evolution of Fish Towards Life on Land

Big tidal ranges some 400 million years ago may have initiated the evolution of bony fish and land vertebrates. This theory is now supported by researchers who, for the first time, have used ...

Ancient Lake Contributed to Past San Andreas Fault Ruptures

The San Andreas fault, which runs along the western coast of North America and crosses dense population centers like Los Angeles, California, is one of the most-studied faults in North America ...

Ice Loss Likely to Continue in Antarctica, Even If Climate Change Is Brought Under Control, Study Finds

A new study has revealed that ice loss in Antarctica persisted for many centuries after it was initiated and is expected to ...

The first analysis of a sedimentary drill core representing 1 million years of environmental history in the East African Rift Valley shows that at the same time early humans were abandoning old tools ...

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