Geology
Designing a flexible material to protect buildings, military personnel  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Shake, rattle and roll. Even though they are miles from the epicenter of an earthquake, buildings can collapse due to how an earthquake energy makes the ground shake and rattle.... more
New clues to deep earthquake mystery  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
A new understanding of our planet's deepest earthquakes could help unravel one of the most mysterious geophysical processes on Earth. more
Deep slab seismicity limited by rate of deformation in the transition zone  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Deep earthquakes within subducting tectonic plates (slabs) are enigmatic because they appear similar to shallow earthquakes but must occur by a different mechanism. Previous... more
UV-B radiation was the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary terrestrial extinction kill mechanism  Science Magazine · 9 hours
There is an unexplained terrestrial mass extinction at the Devonian-Carboniferous boundary (359 million years ago). The discovery in east Greenland of malformed land plant spores demonstrates that the... more
Volcanic eruptions reduce global rainfall  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Scientists have identified the mechanism behind the reduction in precipitation after volcanic eruptions. Volcano-induced El Niño amplifies the reduction in precipitation. Safety of geoengineering that mimic volcanoes is not guaranteed. more
Melting ice reveals an ancient, once-thriving trade route  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
High in the mountains of Norway, melting ice has led to the discovery of an ancient remote mountain pass, complete with trail markers and artifacts from the Roman Iron Age and the... more
Volcanic eruptions reduce global rainfall  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Climate change is occurring all over the globe as a 1°C increase in Earth's temperature has led to the rise in the sea level, melting of the Arctic ice, and unseasonable heat waves and heavy snow. To accurately... more
How drones can monitor explosive volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Due to high risk for researchers, the imaging of active volcanoes has so far been a great challenge in volcanology. Scientists used a drone for a series of repeated survey flights with optical and thermal imaging... more
How drones can monitor explosive volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Due to the difficult accessibility and the high risk of collapse or explosion, the imaging of active volcanoes has so far been a great challenge in volcanology. Researchers around Edgar Zorn from the German Research Centre... more
Volcanic-induced global monsoon drying modulated by diverse El Nino responses  Science Magazine · 5 days
There remains large intersimulation spread in the hydrologic responses to tropical volcanic eruptions, and identifying the sources of diverse responses has important implications for assessing the side effects... more
Giant tectonic plate under Indian Ocean is breaking in two  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
The India-Australia-Capricorn plate is breaking up at a rate of about 2 millimeters a year. more
Hawaii just got a new 'largest volcano on Earth.' (Condolences to Mauna Loa.)  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Scientists used sonar and gravimeters to measure the gargantuan Pūhāhonu volcano in Hawaii — and it's the world's biggest. more
Best geode kits  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Break your own geode kits are a great way to get kids interested in science and geology and let them learn while having fun. more
Caves tell us that Australia's mountains are still growing  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Research shows Buchan Caves to be about 3.5 million years old and that Victoria's East Gippsland has remained tectonically active for long times, even into the present-day, which is why... more
Caves indicate that Australia's mountains are still growing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Australia has often been unfairly portrayed as an old and idle continent with little geological activity, but new research suggests that we remain geologically active and that some of our mountains are... more
Martian Mud Volcanoes May Look Similar to Lava Flows Found on Earth  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Mud flows exposed to the low atmospheric pressures found on Mars will behave similar to lava flows in Hawaii or Iceland, also known as... more
New study estimates the odds of life and intelligence emerging beyond our planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Humans have been wondering whether we alone in the universe since antiquity. We know from the geological record that life started relatively... more
Technologies for protein production: New ways to feed the world's population  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Proteins form an essential part of human nutrition. The most common sources are meat, animal products such as milk and eggs, and even plants. Production, especially... more
Hawaiian Volcano Puhahonu is Earth’s Biggest and Hottest Shield Volcano  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Pūhāhonu (‘turtle rising for breath’ in Hawaiian), a 13-million-year-old volcano in the northwest Hawaiian Ridge, is... more
Magnitude-6.5 earthquake in Nevada has a long history of temblors  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A magnitude-6.5 earthquake rattled western Nevada just before sunrise today (May 15), waking up people at 4:03 a.m. local time (11:03 UTC), well before their morning alarms went... more
USGS reports magnitude-6.5 earthquake in western Nevada  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Authorities in western Nevada checked for possible highway damage following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in a remote area early Friday. more
Moon's mysterious disappearance 900 years ago finally gets an explanation  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A series of 'forgotten' volcanic eruptions could explain accounts of the moon 'vanishing' in A.D. 1110. more
How a 1,000‑year‑old tsunami in the Indian Ocean points to greater risk than originally thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The December 2004 trans-oceanic tsunami, generated by the 9.2 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, changed the way people look at the... more
Largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers revealed the largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth. A team of volcanologists and ocean explorers used several lines of evidence to determine P?h?honu, a volcano within the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument now... more
Researchers reveal largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a recently published study, researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology revealed the largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth.... more
Researcher develops new model to accurately date historic earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Three earthquakes in the Monterey Bay Area, occurring in 1838, 1890 and 1906, happened without a doubt on the San Andreas Fault, according to a new paper by a Portland... more
How past pandemics reinforced inequality, and millions of mysterious quakes beneath a volcano  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Contributing Correspondent Lizzie Wade talks with host Sarah Crespi about the role of inequality in past pandemics. Evidence from medical records and... more
Deep long-period earthquakes generated by second boiling beneath Mauna Kea volcano  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Deep long-period earthquakes (DLPs) are an enigmatic type of volcanic seismicity that sometimes precedes eruptions but mostly occurs at quiescent volcanoes. These earthquakes are depleted in... more
'Lettere patenti' help assess intensity of historic central Italian earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Three hundred-year-old administrative documents from the Roman government, granting residents permission to repair damage to their buildings, can help modern-day seismologists calculate intensities for a notable sequence of... more
Earth’s Inner Core is Rotating, Study Says  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The inner core of the Earth is rotating at about 0.05-0.1 degrees per year, according to an analysis of seismic data from... more
A possible explanation for the Earth's North magnetic pole moving toward Russia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A trio of researchers, two with the University of Leeds, the other the Technical University of Denmark, has developed a theory to explain why... more
Growing mountains or shifting ground: What is going on in Earth's inner core?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Exhaustive seismic data from repeating earthquakes and new data-processing methods have yielded the best evidence yet that the Earth's inner core is... more
Growing mountains or shifting ground: What is going on in Earth's inner core?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Exhaustive seismic data from repeating earthquakes and new data-processing methods have yielded the best evidence yet that the Earth's inner core is... more
World’s biggest volcano is barely visible  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Pūhāhonu is so heavy, it has caused Earth’s crust to sink hundreds of meters more
Copper ion unlocks magnesium's potential in next-generation batteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have come a step closer to making a viable, high-output battery based on magnesium... more
A tale of two kinds of volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At an idyllic island in the Mediterranean Sea, ocean covers up the site of a vast volcanic explosion from 3200 years ago. A few hundred kilometers north-west, three other islands still have their volcanic... more
Scientists reveal mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of hydrocarbon-bleached rocks in mud volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Mud volcanoes are geological structures formed by the eruption of semi-liquid and gas-enriched mud breccia on the Earth's surface or on the sea floor.... more
Comprehensive picture of vegetation and climate on Tibetan Plateau during Quaternary ice ages  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Tibetan Plateau has long been a focus of geoscientific studies due to its importance in global tectonics as well as Asian... more
Slight earthquake rattles Rome awake, no damage known yet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A slight earthquake rattled Romans awake early Monday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. more
Prehistoric sea creatures evolved pebble-shaped teeth to crush shellfish  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As bad as things might seem here in 2020, they could be worse: we could be living 252 million years ago during the Permian mass extinction. Volcanic eruptions and dramatic,... more
A billion years missing from geologic record: Where it may have gone  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The geologic record is exactly that: a record. The strata of rock tell scientists about past environments, much like pages in an encyclopedia. Except... more
State-of-the-art lasers at the micro level  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Many emerging technologies rely on high-quality lasers. Laser-based LiDAR sensors can provide highly accurate scans of three-dimensional spaces, and as such are crucial in applications ranging from autonomous vehicles to geological mapping technologies and emergency response... more
ESA–EGU award for Earth observation excellence  ESA · 3 weeks
Like all gatherings during these times of COVID-19 isolation, the European Geosciences Union’s annual General Assembly is different this year with thousands of Earth,... more
How speech recognition techniques are helping to predict volcanoes' behaviour  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Dr. Luciano Zuccarello grew up in the shadow of Mount Etna, an active volcano on the Italian island of Sicily. Farms and orchards ring the lower slopes of... more
‘Dark’ lunar eclipse points to medieval volcanic eruptions  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Ice cores, tree-ring records, and medieval manuscripts pinpoint a cluster of 12th century volcanic eruptions more
Research reveals full impact of faulting for shale gas extraction  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have revealed that shale gas extraction was geologically challenged by fault networks at all the drill sites attempted in Lancashire. more
Damage reported as 5.4-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck near southern Puerto Rico on Saturday, briefly knocking out power and forcing the relocation of at least 50 families on an island where some people still remain in... more
Quake with 4.5 magnitude felt in Bulgaria's capital  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook central Bulgaria on Friday but there were no reports of any injuries or damage. more
Scientists find evidence of how platinum metals form under 60 million-year-old Scottish volcano  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Research carried out by scientists at Keele University, the University of Manchester and University College Dublin has shed new light on how... more
How catastrophic outburst floods may have carved Greenland's 'grand canyon'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
For years, geologists have debated how and when canyons under the Greenland Ice Sheet formed, especially one called 'Greenland's Grand Canyon.' Its shape suggests it was carved by... more
Can rain trigger a volcanic eruption?  ESA · 4 weeks
The notion that rain could lead to a volcanic eruption may seem strange, but scientists from the University of Miami in the USA, have... more
'Wobble' may precede some great earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The land masses of Japan shifted from east to west to east again in the months before the strongest earthquake in the country's recorded history, a 2011 magnitude-9 earthquake that killed more than 15,500 people, new... more
'Wobble' may precede some great earthquakes, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The land masses of Japan shifted from east to west to east again in the months before the strongest earthquake in the country's recorded history, a 2011 magnitude-9 earthquake that killed more... more
New Mexico badlands help researchers understand past Martian lava flows  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Planetary scientists are using a volcanic flow field in New Mexico to puzzle out how long past volcanic eruptions on Mars might have lasted, a finding that could... more
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