- Brazilian Diamonds- Window To The Center Of The Earth
Diamonds from Brazil have provided the answers to a question that Earth scientists have been trying to understand for many years: how is oceanic crust that has been subducted deep into the Earth recycled back into volcanic rocks? A team of researchers from ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 12 2008 - 9:33am
- Carbon Dioxide Levels Implicated In Covering Greenland... In Ice
There is a great deal of concern about the effects of global warming on the Greenland ice sheet but scientists at the University of Bristol and the University of Leeds have taken the discussion to a deeper level- namely in stating that only changes in atmo ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2008 - 12:56pm
- Unravelling The Secret Of Volcanic Eruption Triggers
Worldwide, there are between 50 and 70 volcanoes that erupt each year but due to the long gaps between eruptions it is difficult to pin down what triggers volcano behavior. A team from Durham University and the University of Leeds, studied crystal formatio ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2008 - 9:58am
- The shape of planet Earth will remain the same even after the LHC starts
There is a lot of fuzz and even down right drama related to the forthcoming Large Hadron Collider experiment at CERN. I have started to call it the Lovely Hadron Collider because I think the science is great and I am a bad teaser...;-) The Blue Marble by N ...
Blog Post - Bente Lilja Bye - Oct 22 2008 - 10:59pm
- Glaciers In The Pyrenees: Fewer Than 45 Years Left, Says Study
Much has been said about the situation of the glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica, but less is known about those in the high mountain areas of the Iberian Peninsula. A Spanish research study states that active glaciers in the Pyrenees, which they say have ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 7 2008 - 11:08am
- Geological Undersea Record Of Carbonate Sediments Inaccurate, Says Researcher
The precise timing of the origin of life on Earth and the changes in life during the past 4.5 billion years has been a subject of great controversy for the past century. The principal indicator of the amount of organic carbon produced by biological activit ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2008 - 11:41am
- Small Glaciers Are Important Too- 75 Percent Of Greenland Loss Ignored In Studies
The recent dramatic melting and breakup of a few huge Greenland glaciers have fueled public concerns over the impact of global climate change, but that isn't the island's biggest problem. A new study shows that the dozens of much smaller outflow ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 15 2008 - 11:29am
- Wild Comet Dust Mixes Up Our Knowledge Of Solar System Interaction
Chemical clues from a comet’s halo are challenging common views about the history and evolution of the solar system and showing it may be more mixed-up than previously thought. A new analysis of dust from the comet Wild 2, collected in 2004 by NASA’s Stard ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 20 2008 - 10:21am
- Ocean Geysers Near Costa Rica Warming Sea Water
An international team of earth scientists report movement of warmed sea water through the flat, Pacific Ocean floor off Costa Rica. The movement is greater than that off midocean volcanic ridges. The finding suggests possible marine life in a part of the ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 22 2008 - 5:54pm
- Interiors Of Neptune, Uranus And Even Earth May Contain Solid Ice
The deep interior of Neptune, Uranus and Earth may contain some solid ice. Through first-principle molecular dynamics simulations, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists, together with University of California, Davis collaborators, used a two-ph ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2008 - 1:07am