articles tagged: geology
the billion year old connection between tasmania and arizona
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the billion year old connection between tasmania and arizona

Rocks in Tasmania and the Grand Canyon are helping geologists piece together the history of a billion year old supercontinent and a more accurate history of our planet.

why the earth won’t remember us fondly
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why the earth won’t remember us fondly

Scientists are debating how humanity will be remembered millions of years from now and it won’t be by our sprawling cities and historical sites. It will be by our pollution, garbage, and weapons.

earth is growing, proclaims amateur geologist
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earth is growing, proclaims amateur geologist

Apparently middle aged planets also gain mass around their equators according to an amateur geologist very passionate about his epiphany.

rethinking petroleum a little too hard, redux
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rethinking petroleum a little too hard, redux

No, the new study about abiogenic hydrocarbons doesn't prove that oil comes from the mantle instead of organic matter decomposing for millions of years at high pressures.

rethinking petroleum a little too hard…
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rethinking petroleum a little too hard…

Climate change deniers seem to hold on to a long discredited Russian hypothesis that oil comes from the mantle, not from dead living things decomposing under immense pressure.

wait, can planets reproduce by budding?
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wait, can planets reproduce by budding?

A new eye-catching proposal suggests that the Moon was spun off from Earth instead of being formed in the aftermath of a collision.

it’s just a supervolcano, what could go wrong?
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it’s just a supervolcano, what could go wrong?

Scientists want to drill into a currently sleeping supervolcano to learn more about it. The payoff would be huge, but so are the risks.

scientific ignorance at taxpayers’ expense
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scientific ignorance at taxpayers’ expense

Even one young Earth creationist making decisions about how we use the planet's resources is already too many young Earth creationists with such power.