Geology
Humans in India may have survived supereruption 74,000 years ago  Science Magazine · 3 hours
Discovery suggests toolmakers thrived in volcanic aftermath, and that humans left Africa early more
Human Populations survived the Toba volcanic super-eruption 74,000 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Researchers present evidence that Middle Palaeolithic tool-users were present in India before and after the Toba super-eruption 74,000 years ago. The findings support arguments that Homo sapiens was... more
Human populations survived the Toba volcanic super-eruption 74,000 years ago  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History's Department of Archaeology, together with international partners, have presented... more
Lava flows tell 600-year story of biodiversity loss on a tropical island  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
A natural experiment created by an active volcano gives new insight into the long-term negative impacts of human colonization of tropical forest islands. more
Lava flows tell 600-year story of biodiversity loss on tropical island  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A natural experiment created by an active volcano gives new insight into the long-term negative impacts of human colonisation of tropical forest islands. The findings are... more
First direct seismic measurements of Mars reveal a geologically active planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The first reports of seismic activity and ground vibrations on Mars are in. The red planet has a moderate level of seismic activity, intermediate between Earth... more
First direct seismic measurements of Ьars reveal a geologically active planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The first reports of seismic activity and ground vibrations on Mars are in. The red planet has a moderate level of seismic activity, intermediate between Earth... more
Extinction rate in bivalve mollusks is not entirely determined by growth rate  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Six geology students alongside a research fellow at the University of Derby have published a new research paper into the growth rate, extinction and... more
Where is the greatest risk to our mineral resource supplies?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Policymakers and the U.S. manufacturing sector now have a powerful tool to help them identify which mineral commodities they rely on that are most at risk to supply... more
How earthquakes deform gravity  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Lightning—one, two, three—and thunder. For centuries, people have estimated the distance of a thunderstorm from the time between lightning and thunder. The greater the time gap between the two signals, the further away the observer is from the location of... more
Huge stores of Arctic sea ice likely contributed to past climate cooling  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In a new paper, climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution propose that massive amounts of melting sea... more
Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales' ability to find food, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Otago scientists studying sperm whales off the coast of Kaikōura have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year. more
Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales' ability to find food  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists studying sperm whales have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year. The research is among the first to examine the impact of a large earthquake... more
South American volcano showing early warning signs of 'potential collapse'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
One of South America's most prominent volcanoes is producing early warning signals of a potential collapse, new research has shown. more
South American volcano showing early warning signs of 'potential collapse,' research shows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
One of South America's most prominent volcanoes is producing early warning signals of a potential collapse, new research has shown. more
The Battle of Iwo Jima: A gruesome victory for the Allied Forces  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Fought on a tiny volcanic island 75 years ago, this brutal clash between American and Japanese forces defined the horror of the Pacific theater. more
Edaphic factors are important to explain and predict impact of climate change on species distribution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The climate change crisis has resulted in an emphasis on the role of broad-scale climate in controlling species... more
Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 5: Mysterious volcanoes  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
In this episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll take a closer look at some explosive mysteries that originate deep inside the Earth — volcanoes. more
Recently discovered mineral named for LSU professor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A Louisiana State University geology professor now has a scientific namesake—a newly discovered variety of tourmaline. Barbara Dutrow says she's surprised and thrilled by the honor. more
Early PTSD treatment for children after a disaster provides lasting health benefits  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. The temblor destroyed cities and is estimated to have killed... more
The geology and geophysics of Kuiper Belt object (486958) Arrokoth  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The Cold Classical Kuiper Belt, a class of small bodies in undisturbed orbits beyond Neptune, are primitive objects preserving information about Solar System formation. In January 2019, the... more
Researchers discover new arsenic compounds in rice fields  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
University of Bayreuth researchers, together with scientists from Italy and China, have for the first time systematically investigated under which conditions, and to what extent, sulphur-containing arsenic compounds are formed in rice-growing... more
What we learned from dinosaur teeth in North Africa  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As dinosaurs go, Spinosaurus is one of the most recognizable: a predator with sharp claws, a long jaw full of teeth, and a big sail on its back. It lived... more
Twist in the story of volcanism and mass extinctions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An emerging scientific consensus is that gases -- in particular carbon gases -- released by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago contributed to some of Earth's greatest mass extinctions. But... more
Oral traditions and volcanic eruptions in Australia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In Australia, the onset of human occupation (about 65,000 years ago?) and dispersion across the continent are the subjects of intense debate and are critical to understanding global human migration routes. A lack of... more
Oral traditions and volcanic eruptions in Australia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In Australia, the onset of human occupation (about 65,000 years?) and dispersion across the continent are the subjects of intense debate and are critical to understanding global human migration routes. A lack of ceramic... more
Geothermal energy: Drilling a 3,000-meter deep well  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Destabilizing the precarious equilibrium at depth with geothermal wells may reactivate the geological layers causing earthquakes. Researchers have studied the seismic activity linked to a geothermal drilling in search of supercritical fluids. They discovered... more
Geothermal energy: Drilling a 3,000 meters deep well  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Destabilizing the precarious equilibrium at depth with geothermal wells may reactivate the geological layers causing earthquakes. Researchers have studied the seismic activity linked to a geothermal drilling in search of supercritical fluids.... more
A twist in the story of volcanic eruptions and mass extinctions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An emerging scientific consensus is that gases—in particular carbon gases–released by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago contributed to some of Earth's greatest mass extinctions. But... more
Using submarine cables to detect earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Installing seismic sensors on the ocean floor can be a difficult and expensive task. But what if seismic activity could be monitored by using something that's already down there – pre-existing submarine telecommunications cables? Partially supported... more
The origin of life as a planetary phenomenon  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
We advocate an integrative approach between laboratory experiments in prebiotic chemistry and geologic, geochemical, and astrophysical observations to help assemble a robust chemical pathway to life that can be reproduced in the... more
Testing seawater of the future? A study at Whakaari/White Island  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
University of Otago scientists are leading research into the possibility that the shallow submarine vents off New Zealand's volcanic Whakaari/White Island could provide a natural laboratory to study... more
Peeking at the plumbing of one of the Aleutian's most-active volcanoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new approach to analyzing seismic data reveals deep vertical zones of low seismic velocity in the plumbing system underlying Alaska's Cleveland volcano, one of the... more
Peeking at the plumbing of one of the Aleutian's most-active volcanoes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new approach to analyzing seismic data reveals deep vertical zones of low seismic velocity in the plumbing system underlying Alaska's Cleveland volcano, one of the... more
How the ocean is gnawing away at glaciers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Greenland Ice Sheet is melting faster today than it did only a few years ago. The reason: it's not just melting on the surface—but underwater, too. AWI researchers have now found... more
Mountains influence the impact of earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
According to the research of Professor Mark van der Meijde, mountains influence the impact of earthquakes. It was already known that the topography of an area has an influence on earthquakes, but the major influence at... more
New telescope reveals sun's surface in closest detail yet  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Images from a powerful new telescope installed on top of a volcano in Hawaii show the surface of... more
How the term 'Anthropocene' jumped from geoscience to hashtags  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Disastrous fires, ongoing drought, and heat extremes have refocused Australians' attention on the human contribution to climate change. more
Smaller detection device effective for nuclear treaty verification, archaeology digs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Most nuclear data measurements are performed at accelerators large enough to occupy a geologic formation a kilometer wide, like the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center located on a... more
Digging into Earth's history: Taking a geological history of the Mojave desert  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Across the dry, scrubby hills of the Mojave Desert, a group of Johns Hopkins scientists and students spent three weeks this month working to... more
Upper-plate earthquakes caused uplift along New Zealand's Northern Hikurangi Margin  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Earthquakes along a complex series of faults in the upper plate of New Zealand's northern Hikurangi Subduction Margin were responsible for coastal uplift in the region, according to... more
Rebuilding from the ashes of disaster: What Australia can learn from India  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A key question facing us all after Australia's unprecedented bushfires is how will we do reconstruction differently? We need to ensure our rebuilding and... more
Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers used a novel technique to study the faults in the Japan Trench, the subduction zone where the magnitude 9.1 Tohoku-Oki earthquake struck in... more
Icelandic volcano swell signals potential eruption  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Small earthquakes and a so-called "inflation" of the mountain, signalling a potential volcanic eruption, have been reported near Iceland's famous "Blue Lagoon," local authorities said Monday. more
New clues of the Zanclean megaflood found in the Alboran Sea  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New research has identified a body of sediments that may have been deposited by a giant flood ending the Messinian Salinity Crisis. These sediments were transported... more
Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the aftermath of the devastating Tohoku-Oki earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan in March 2011, seismologists were stunned by the unprecedented... more
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Solomon Islands  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Solomon Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. more
Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands return home  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, a move that will allow many of the more than 376,000 displaced villagers... more
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