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Anthropocene Continues To Instigate Scientific Debate
2012-11-01 13:07:36

GSA Annual Meeting Technical Session: "Geomorphology of the Anthropocene"

Earth Science Week 2012
2012-10-14 05:13:30

Earth Science Week is a celebration designed to encourage people everywhere to learn more about the geosciences and explore the natural world.

Celebrate National Fossil Day On October 17
2012-10-14 04:52:13

October 17, 2012 is National Fossil Day, sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS) and the American Geological Institute (AGI). This year is the third annual event, scheduled in conjunction with Earth Science Week.

Evolution Of Complex Brains
2012-10-11 04:52:39

Anatomically complex brains evolved earlier than previously thought and have changed little over the course of time, according to a new study by University of Arizona neurobiologist Nicholas Strausfeld.

2012-09-17 23:07:14

With less than two months before Election Day, AGI and its federation of 50 professional geoscience societies have come together again to provide a list of critical issues and policy recommendations for the next presidential administration.

2012-09-07 23:03:14

DAT/EM Systems International has hired Steven D. Hamilton as an Account Manager in June 2012.

2012-07-09 17:24:09

Resting in the Karakoram Range between northern Pakistan and western China, the Karakoram glaciers are stumping scientists.

2012-06-27 22:33:15

What are today's biggest unanswered questions in earth science?

2012-05-22 21:57:09

The American Geosciences Institute has released Geoscience Currents 60, which examines female enrollments and degrees in the geosciences over time.


Latest Earth sciences Reference Libraries

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Earth science (or geoscience) is the science of the planet Earth. Earth science can be broken down into four major disciplines, which are: geography, geology, geophysics, and geodesy. These disciplines use physics, chemistry, biology, chronology and mathematics to arrive to a greater understanding of the principal areas of the Earth system. Since Earth is the only known life-bearing planet, Earth science is solely dedicated to the geophysical makeup of our own planet. One discipline,...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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