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What Makes Metamorphic Rocks So Unique?

Metamorphic rocks are the third great class of rocks. They occur when sedimentary and igneous rocks become changed, or metamorphosed, by conditions …

Plate Tectonics May Have Begun a Billion Years After Earth's Birth

The grinding of giant chunks of Earth's outer layer — responsible for burping volcanoes, crushing temblors and burgeoning mountains, among other …

Are Earth's Magnetic Poles About to Flip?

<i>This article was originally published at</i> <i>The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights</i>.<p>The …

Molten jet stream found hurtling through Earth's core

When you think of a jet stream, you probably think of air currents in the atmosphere, but new data from the European Space Agency has revealed a …

Ancient water found in Canada is two billion years old – giving hope to Mars colony dreamers

Could hold secrets to Earth's history and life on other planetsCanada's oldest pool of water, nestled deep within a mine, is approximately two …

Earth’s Crust Is Getting Thinner Than Ever, Thanks to a Rapidly Cooling Interior

The thinnest it’s been in 170 million years.<p>If you looked back at Earth 170 million years ago, you’d find a very different planet. The world’s …

Photographing Turkey's Hidden War

Kurdish Syrian refugees from Kobani, Syria wait near the Turkish-Syrian border, Sept. 2014, as the Islamic State of Iraq<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Emin Ozmen— Le …

Scientists Discover Magma Building Up Below a Town in New Zealand

It could be the start of a new volcano.<p>Scientists have discovered magma building up beneath a town on New Zealand's North Island, and say it could …

Understanding Volcanic Eruptions Where Plates Meet

A new project elucidates the relationships between tectonics and volcanic systems and how they influence hazards on Italy’s Mount Etna and Vulcano …

Earth Science

Chunks of Earth's Mantle Are 'Peeling Off'

An odd phenomenon may explain why the Southeastern United States has experienced recent earthquakes, even though the region sits snugly in the middle …

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Earth's Mantle Is Way Less Stable That We Thought It Was

Hold onto your (tectonic) plates.<p>The ground isn’t as solid as we'd like to think. It’s split into interlocking puzzle pieces called tectonic plates …

Earth Science

How Earth's magnetic field is changing

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched its trio of Earth-facing satellites – the Swarm satellites – more than two years ago. Since then, the three …

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World Map: How Geology Shapes The Map Of The World

The <b>world map</b> we all know has been shaped and molded by the geology of Earth’s history. Geology has shaped political boundaries (mountains, rivers, oceans), continent shape and distribution (volcanism, plate tectonics), biodiversity (rain shadows, atmospheric circulation), and humans every day …

Earth Science

L’ivresse express crée des dommages sur le cerveau des jeunes

Un petit conseil santé en ces fêtes de fin d'année : méfiez-vous du <i>binge drinking</i>, « ivresse express » en français. Venu des pays anglo-saxons, ce …

Seafloor Features Are Revealed by the Gravity Field : Image of the Day

acquired 2014 download large image (1 MB, PNG, 1284x667)<p>It has been said that we have more complete maps of the surface of Mars or the Moon than we …

Natural Hazards

A 20th century landslide near Las Cuevas, Argentina on the road between Mendoza, Argentina, and Santiago de Chile. note bus in foreground for scale. …