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Ocean management 101
Possible P/T impact crater
Recalculating the warming trend
Shedding light on ancient molting
Homeland security and geospatial data
Volcanic avalanches
Under-reef pipelines get green light
Core compositions
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Two suits on land use
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Next Best Friend: Cultured Diamonds
A new breed of diamond is taking the gem and industrial worlds by storm: cultured stones created in the lab in a geologic second.
Megan Sever

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The Geosciences — Profession or Discipline?
The earth sciences are at a crossroads: Will they broaden into a liberal science or try to retain the status of a profession?
Christopher M. Keane

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Suppressing Science in Policy: Sharing Responsibility
Science is only one of many factors that contribute to decisions on science policy made on the Hill and in the White House.
Eloise Kendy

Geologic Column
Manna from the Heavens?
When an ordinary rock shoots to cosmic fame, its finders often seek fortunes only to find geologic truth.
Lisa Rossbacher

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Joining the academy: The National Academy of Sciences has elected six geoscientists to join its membership this year.

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On June 10, 2003, from Cape Canaveral, Fla., NASA successfully launched the Mars Exploration Rover-A, named Spirit, aboard a Delta II rocket. Since it landed on Mars in January of this year, Spirit and its twin Opportunity have sent back a wealth of data about the geology of Mars. Read the Highlights stories for more on the rovers' findings as well as other new Mars-related research. Photo courtesy of the Boeing Company.
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