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Melting glaciers alter Earth's gravity

Melting glaciers can alter Earth's gravity field, scientists have found, a discovery that is shedding light on when Greenland and Antarctica began heavily melting. Knowing the timing of this melting could help climate scientists make better estimates of the potential

August 17, 2011

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Scientists claim that Earth is not expanding

Since Darwin's time, scientists have speculated the planet might be expanding or contracting. Even with the acceptance of plate tectonics half a century ago, which explained the large-scale motions of Earth's outermost shell, the accusations persisted; some Earth and

August 17, 2011

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Geologists discovered new volcano and fault line in Leepa valley, Kashmir

A team of geologists has claimed to have observed a volcanic activity, though on a very small scale, in the Kesarkot and Hanjana areas of Leepa valley in the month of March this year. Leepa valley is located some 100 kilometres southeast of Muzaffarabad in

August 17, 2011

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Field of hydrothermal vents discovered along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

The Irish-led VENTuRE scientific expedition aboard the national research vessel RV Celtic Explorer has discovered a previously uncharted field of hydrothermal vents along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge – the first to be explored north of the Azores. The mission, led by

August 09, 2011

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The First True View of Global Erosion

Geologist Paul Bierman from University of Vermont and his graduate student, Eric Portenga, have taken twenty years worth of this disparate data, compiled 1599 measurements from eighty-seven sites around the world, and recalculated it with a single, up-to-date method.

August 08, 2011

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Earth's core is rotating much slower than previously believed

Scientists believe they have achieved the first accurate estimate of how much faster Earth's core is rotating compared to the rest of the planet. University of Cambridge study has discovered that earlier estimates of one degree quicker each year were wrong. The

February 23, 2011