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Peru Volcano Prompts Evacuations

Peru Volcano Prompts Evacuations

By Mike Fossum April 1, 2014

A volcano in southwestern Peru called Ubinas began ejecting pyroclastic material into the sky in 2006, after over four decades of lying dormant. Recent volcanic activity has prompted officials to evacuate 60 residents of Querapi, a village near its base. …

Charles Darwin Wrong About Coral Atolls, Shows Study Charles Darwin Wrong About Coral Atolls, Shows Study

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Though Charles Darwin is known as the father of modern biology, evolutionary biologists are well aware that he got many aspects of evolution wrong. In particular, with no knowledge of genetics Darwin was left to speculate heavily on the mechanisms …

Earth Permanently Deformed After Earthquakes Earth Permanently Deformed After Earthquakes

A new study by geologists at Cornell University has shown that earthquakes can leave the Earth deformed. Cornell geologist Richard Allmendinger told LiveScience that strong earthquakes in Chile have left permanent cracks in the surface of the Earth. The findings …

Earthquakes Turn Water to Gold, Shows New Study Earthquakes Turn Water to Gold, Shows New Study

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One of the major goals of alchemy was to create gold from other, less expensive materials. Now it appears that if alchemists of old could have harnessed the power of the Earth, they might have been successful. A new study …

Oahu Dissolving Into the Pacific, Shows Study Oahu Dissolving Into the Pacific, Shows Study

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Oahu, the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and the home of Honolulu, is dissolving from the inside, shows a new study. Geologists state that the island’s Koolau and Waianae mountains will gradually be reduced to nothing, leaving Oahu a …

Mars Once Had Warm Water, Study Reveals Mars Once Had Warm Water, Study Reveals

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New research on Martian meteorites shows evidence that water sufficiently warm enough to support life once existed on Mars. The study, published this week in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, determined that water temperatures on Mars ranged from …

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Surprises on Mars Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Surprises on Mars

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Just after the Mars rover Curiosity completed its first scoop of Martian soil, project leaders halted the testing process when a small piece of unknown junk was found in one of the pictures. It turns out the refuse is harmless, …

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Ancient Streambed on Mars Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Ancient Streambed on Mars

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While much of the excitement surrounding the landing of NASA’s newest rover on Mars was about the thrill of interplanetary exploration or the prospect of finding life on the red planet, many of the discoveries uncovered by the Curiosity rover …

Mars Rover Curiosity Stops to Check Out a Rock Mars Rover Curiosity Stops to Check Out a Rock

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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity this week stopped to examine a football-sized rock on the way to its current destination. The rover stopped about 8 feet out from the rock, which has been named “Jake Matijevic” after the surface operations systems …

Storms Move Boulders Weighing 78 Tons

As LiveScience is reporting, boulders on Ireland’s coast have been confounding scientists for years. You see, these boulders, some weighting in excess of 78 tons, have a tendency to get up and walk around. The rocks on the coastline of …