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2010-07-12 12:35:00

Earth could be as much as 70 million years younger than scientists originally believed, according to a new study which claims that it could have taken the planet 100 million years to reach its current size instead of the widely believed 30 million years.

2010-04-19 16:27:00

GREENBELT, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will present the new tactile learning book, Touch the Earth, on Monday, April 19, in the "NASA Village" tent at the Earth Day Celebration on the National Mall organized by the Earth Day Network.

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2010-03-23 08:52:02

When it comes to three-dimensional puzzles, Rubik's Cube pales in comparison with the latest creation of Rice University geoscientist Richard Gordon.

2010-02-17 12:52:00

Clues point to 'density trap' in early mantle.

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2010-02-05 13:56:54

In a study published this week in Science, researchers describe a novel method for reconstructing past ocean chemistry using calcium carbonate veins that precipitate from seawater-derived fluids in rocks beneath the seafloor.

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2009-11-25 15:24:05

Earth scientists at Brown University have found strong evidence that the geological processes that lead to the formation of oceanic crust are not as uniformly passive as believed.

2009-10-18 12:37:34

According to a new study by geologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Maryland, the wealth of some minerals that lie in the rock beneath the Earth's surface may be extraterrestrial in origin.

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2009-09-02 10:30:00

Back in 2002, NASA created a film using satellite data that took viewers on a tour of Earth’s frozen regions. This year, NASA visualizers are taking viewers on a return trip to see how things have changed over the years.

2009-08-05 14:13:34

Water deep underground helps subduction zones of tectonic plates mature, making the zone capable of generating powerful earthquakes, U.S.

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2009-06-05 08:40:00

Earth's rocks and other materials provide a record of its history. Our solar system formed from a vast cloud of gas and dust 4.6 billion years ago. Earth's crust has two distinct types: continental and oceanic.


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cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.