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X-ray Eyes in the Sky
Scientists are working on satellites that will see far below the planet’s surface, to better understand the structure and composition of Earth’s crust, mantle and core.
Carolyn Gramling

Riding the Wilson Cycle Print Exclusive
The theory of plate tectonics continues to evolve. Now, new research is answering some of the most exciting lingering questions about the evolution of continents, and the operation of plate tectonics itself.
Paul Silver

Boldly Going Deeper Into Earth Print Exclusive
As we look closer and in ever greater detail at the crust and mantle, we are discovering that the interior layers of Earth are far more interesting and enigmatic than those depicted in classical models.
Robert van der Hilst



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WebExtras
Early trilobites evolved quickly posted 07/27/2007 
Travels in Geology: Valles Caldera posted 07/24/2007 
Controversy brews over early Earth posted 07/20/2007 
Deadly earthquake hits Japan posted 07/16/2007 
Live Earth: Scientists rock Antarctica posted 07/05/2007 
Climate kick-started agriculture posted 07/02/2007 
Senate passes energy bill posted 06/22/2007 
Fill 'er up ... with sugar? posted 06/21/2007 
Travels in Geology: Panama posted 06/15/2007 
Snowmelt on the rise in Greenland posted 06/07/2007 
Seismic signature reveals nuclear tests? posted 06/05/2007 
Amazon emits a lot of methane posted 06/01/2007
Chipping away at Kilauea
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Mercury's gooey center 
Mars had explosive, watery past 
Galileo still up in the air 
Largest fossilized forest found in mine 
African dust helps islands bloom 
Ancient ocean burps 
La Brea yields oil-eating bacteria 
Affording the costs of climate change 
A blight on ethanol 
Finding diamonds in your backyard? 
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SPECIAL: Watching Our Stone Heritage Crumble
Researchers are trying to figure out just how much our historical buildings will degrade as the climate changes.
Megan Sever

 

 


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Geophysicist Ross Stein

GEOMEDIA
Sizing up Earthquake Damage: Differing Points of View
When earthquakes strike, researchers, emergency responders and the media all hit the scene. Their reports of the very same event may differ greatly, however. Researchers need to be aware of the so-called media bias when examining historical earthquakes.
Susan Hough with Anne Bolen

BENCHMARKS
July 10, 1962: Telstar launches age of satellite communications Print Exclusive

TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Ice Voted off Warming Island Print Exclusive
As the climate changes, new real estate is revealed, such as Warming Island off the coast of Greenland. Explorers and entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the situation and offering tours to the new locales.
Kathryn Hansen

EDUCATION & OUTREACH
On the Cutting Edge of Teaching About Early Earth
Geoscience faculty come together to learn the latest research in complex topics such as the formation of Earth — and to learn from each other how to best teach the topic to undergraduate students.
Cathryn A. Manduca

 

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A POLITICAL COMMENT ON...
The Life of a Bill
How bills become law is a complex process to say the least: Here’s a primer to make sense of it all.
Allyson K. Anderson

GEOLOGIC COLUMN
The Magic in Dirt
Geologists know there is magic in dirt, but so too, do locals in places such as Chimayó, N.M., where the soil takes on a spiritual, healing mystique.
Lisa A. Rossbacher and Dallas D. Rhodes


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