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The electric slide dance of DNA knotsThe electric slide dance of DNA knots

Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate, study showsSize and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate, study shows

The development of blood-retinal barrier during astrocyte/vascular wall cell interactionThe development of blood-retinal barrier during astrocyte/vascular wall cell interaction

Bacteria manipulate salt to build shelters to hibernateBacteria manipulate salt to build shelters to hibernate

It takes two to courtIt takes two to court

Magnets for fusion energy: A revolutionary manufacturing method developedMagnets for fusion energy: A revolutionary manufacturing method developed

Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold clusterBreakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster

A crystal wedding in the nanocosmosA crystal wedding in the nanocosmos

Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?

Enhanced instrument enables high-speed chemical imaging of tissuesEnhanced instrument enables high-speed chemical imaging of tissues

Lunar pits could shelter astronauts, reveal details of how 'man in the moon' formedLunar pits could shelter astronauts, reveal details of how 'man in the moon' formed

Mixed genes mix up the migrations of hybrid birdsMixed genes mix up the migrations of hybrid birds

New research: When it hurts to think we were made for each otherNew research: When it hurts to think we were made for each other

Law of physics governs airplane evolutionLaw of physics governs airplane evolution

The economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic groups is specified by flintThe economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic groups is specified by flint

Running for life: How speed restricts evolutionary change of the vertebral columnRunning for life: How speed restricts evolutionary change of the vertebral column

Brain waves show learning to read does not end in 4th grade, contrary to popular theory

Getting a grip on robotic graspGetting a grip on robotic grasp

Cooperation among humans, a question of ageCooperation among humans, a question of age

Protein's 'hands' enable bacteria to establish infection, research findsProtein's 'hands' enable bacteria to establish infection, research finds

Less exercise, not more calories, responsible for expanding waistlinesLess exercise, not more calories, responsible for expanding waistlines

High earners in a stock market game have brain patterns that can predict market bubblesHigh earners in a stock market game have brain patterns that can predict market bubbles

Platonic solids generate their 4-dimensional analoguesPlatonic solids generate their 4-dimensional analogues

A healthy lifestyle adds years to lifeA healthy lifestyle adds years to life

Study of animal urination could lead to better-engineered productsStudy of animal urination could lead to better-engineered products

Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?

Strict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of wormsStrict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of worms

Identified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonationIdentified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonation

Copied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithmsCopied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms

Geology News & Research

From 'Finding Nemo' to minerals -- what riches lie in the deep sea? (7/31/2014)

From 'Finding Nemo' to minerals -- what riches lie in the deep sea?As fishing and the harvesting of metals, gas and oil expand deeper and deeper into the ocean, scientists are drawing attention to the services provided by the deep sea, the world's largest environment. 'This is the time to discuss deep-sea stewardship before exploitation is too much farther underway,' says lead author Andrew Thurber. In a review published today in Biogeosciences, Thurber and colleagues summarize what this habitat provides to humans, emphasizing the need to protect it. ...> Full Article


Jeju Island is a live volcano (7/26/2014)

Jeju Island is a live volcanoThe Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources indicated that there are the traces that indicated that a recent volcanic eruption was evident 5,000 years ago. ...> Full Article


New Oso report, rockfall in Yosemite, and earthquake models (7/25/2014)

This week from AGU: Oso landslide report, reducing rockfall in Yosemite National Park, and a new earthquake model. ...> Full Article


How much magma is hiding beneath our feet? (7/25/2014)

Molten rock, or magma, has a strong influence on our planet and its inhabitants, causing destructive volcanic eruptions and generating some of the giant mineral deposits. Our understanding of these phenomena is, however, limited by the fact that most magma cools and solidifies several kilometers beneath our feet, only to be exposed at the surface, millions of years later, by erosion. ...> Full Article


The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained (7/23/2014)

The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explainedThe 1500 mile Appalachian mountain chain runs along a nearly straight line from Alabama to Newfoundland -- except for a curious bend in Pennsylvania and New York State. Researchers from the College of New Jersey and the University of Rochester now know what caused that bend -- a dense, underground block of rigid, volcanic rock forced the chain to shift eastward as it was forming millions of years ago. ...> Full Article


NMR under pressure: Reproducing deep-Earth chemistry (7/22/2014)

A new pressure cell invented by UC Davis researchers makes it possible to simulate chemical reactions deep in the Earth's crust. The device could allow insights into deep-Earth chemistry and carbon cycling, 'fracking' and nuclear waste disposal. ...> Full Article


New view of Rainier's volcanic plumbing (7/18/2014)

New view of Rainier's volcanic plumbingBy measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, a University of Utah researcher and colleagues made a detailed picture of Mount Rainier's deep volcanic plumbing and partly molten rock that will erupt again someday. ...> Full Article


Scientists discover evidence of super-fast deep earthquake (7/16/2014)

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have discovered the first evidence that deep earthquakes, those breaking at more than 400 kilometers (250 miles) below Earth's surface, can rupture much faster than ordinary earthquakes. The finding gives seismologists new clues about the forces behind deep earthquakes as well as fast-breaking earthquakes that strike near the surface. ...> Full Article


Earthquakes explained? New research shows friction and fracture are closely related (7/15/2014)

Earthquakes explained? New research shows friction and fracture are closely relatedOverturning conventional wisdom dating back to da Vinci, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers found that fracture -- how things break -- and friction -- how things slide -- are closely related. In laboratory-produced earthquakes, friction from the sliding of two contacting blocks occurred only when connections between their surfaces were ruptured -- fractured -- in an orderly process at nearly the speed of sound. The breakthrough helps explain processes deep beneath the earth's surface and describe the mechanics that drive earthquakes. ...> Full Article


New study of largely unstudied mesophotic coral reef geology (7/14/2014)

New study of largely unstudied mesophotic coral reef geologyA new study on biological erosion of mesophotic tropical coral reefs, which are low energy reef environments between 30-150 meters deep, provides new insights into processes that affect the overall structure of these important ecosystems. The purpose of the study was to better understand how bioerosion rates and distribution of bioeroding organisms, such as fish, mollusks and sponges, differ between mesophotic reefs and their shallow-water counterparts and the implications of those variations on the sustainability of the reef structure. ...> Full Article


Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years (7/13/2014)

Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 yearsA team of scientists led by Michael Sigl and Joe McConnell of Nevada's Desert Research Institute have completed the most accurate and precise reconstruction to date of historic volcanic sulfate emissions in the Southern Hemisphere. The new record, described in the online edition of Nature Climate Change, is derived from a large number of individual ice cores collected at locations across Antarctica and is the first annually resolved record extending through the Common Era. ...> Full Article


Gas-charged fluids creating seismicity associated with a Louisiana sinkhole (7/12/2014)

In August 2012, the emergence of a very large sinkhole at the Napoleonville Salt Dome in Louisiana offered University of California, Berkeley scientists the opportunity to detect, locate and analyze a rich sequence of 62 seismic events that occurred one day prior to its discovery. ...> Full Article


Extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under Earth's crust cause tsunami earthquakes, according to new (7/11/2014)

New research has revealed the causes and warning signs of rare tsunami earthquakes. ...> Full Article


Team develops a geothermometer for methane formation (7/10/2014)

Team develops a geothermometer for methane formationA team of scientists led by Caltech geochemist John M. Eiler has developed a new technique that can, for the first time, determine the temperature at which a natural methane sample formed. This determination can aid in figuring out how and where the gas formed. ...> Full Article


Ancient ocean currents may have changed pace and intensity of ice ages (7/9/2014)

Ancient ocean currents may have changed pace and intensity of ice agesClimate scientists have long tried to explain why ice-age cycles became longer and more intense some 900,000 years ago, switching from 41,000-year cycles to 100,000-year cycles. ...> Full Article

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From 'Finding Nemo' to minerals -- what riches lie in the deep sea?From 'Finding Nemo' to minerals -- what riches lie in the deep sea?

Jeju Island is a live volcanoJeju Island is a live volcano

New Oso report, rockfall in Yosemite, and earthquake models

How much magma is hiding beneath our feet?

The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explainedThe bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained

NMR under pressure: Reproducing deep-Earth chemistry

New view of Rainier's volcanic plumbingNew view of Rainier's volcanic plumbing

Scientists discover evidence of super-fast deep earthquake

Earthquakes explained? New research shows friction and fracture are closely relatedEarthquakes explained? New research shows friction and fracture are closely related

New study of largely unstudied mesophotic coral reef geologyNew study of largely unstudied mesophotic coral reef geology

Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 yearsRewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years

Gas-charged fluids creating seismicity associated with a Louisiana sinkhole

Extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under Earth's crust cause tsunami earthquakes, according to new

Team develops a geothermometer for methane formationTeam develops a geothermometer for methane formation

Ancient ocean currents may have changed pace and intensity of ice agesAncient ocean currents may have changed pace and intensity of ice ages



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