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Earth Science In the News: Anak Krakatau, Asteroids, Mammalian Cousin

By Jim Brace-Thompson Disaster Rocks Indonesia Yet Again I reported on Indonesia many times in 2018. Still, Earth processes around the “Ring of Fire” show no...
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Earth Science In the News: Greenland’s Hidden Crater, ‘Ring of Fire’...

By Jim Brace-Thompson Earthquakes Hit Where Least Expected On Wednesday, December 12, folks in Tennessee and Georgia were jolted awake in the wee morning hours by...
Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley

Earth Science In the News: Paradise Valley, Pompeii, and Prehistoric Teeth

By Jim Brace-Thompson Paradise Valley to Remain a Paradise for Now Despite the Gold There’s gold in ‘them-thar hills,’ the hills in question being 30,000 acres...
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Earth Science in the News: Ice Sheets, New Dino Discovery

By Jim Brace-Thompson Feeling Wobbly Lately? Here’s Why! While the popular imagination sees a universe that moves in perfect harmony, perfection couldn’t be further from the...
Dickinsonia specimen

Earth Science In the News: Biomarkers, Meteorites, and Geysers

Editor's Note: Enjoy this compilation of rock, gem, mineral-related news of the day. By Jim Brace-Thompson “Biomarkers” Establish One of Earth’s Earliest Animals Not so long ago,...
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Earth Science In the News: An Ancient Sea Cow and Planet...

By Jim Brace Thompson A Long Journey Home for an Ancient Sea Cow Its bones were first spotted back in 2012 by a geologist mapping fault...
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Earth Science in the News: New age bridge, ‘Sticky Glaciers’

Editor's Note: Enjoy this compilation of rock, gem, mineral-related news of the day. By Jim Brace-Thompson Building Better Bridges in Earthquake Country A new $1.5 billion bridge...

Earth Science in the News: Neanderthal Caves and Planetary Exploration

By Jim Brace-Thompson Cave Deposits Hint at Happenings of Neanderthals Speleothems are limestone or dolostone deposits in caves (think of stalactites and stalagmites). They form when...
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Earth Science in the News: Fireballs and fossils

By Jim Brace-Thompson Fireball from Space Lights up Turkeytown An asteroid estimated to be 6 feet in diameter created a fireball 40 times brighter than a...
Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

Earth Science in the News: Hawaiian volcano and Dust on Mars

By Jim Brace-Thompson Although news reports out of Hawaii have grown sparse, Kilauea has been declared one of the biggest eruptions in modern history. Kilauea has...

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