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3D Computer Models Used To Solve Age-old Geologic Riddle
2014-03-26 12:15:54

New study provides explanation for long-debated origin of bow-shaped mountain belts that form along the edges of colliding tectonic plates

Scientists Solve Mystery Of California Tectonics
2013-03-19 12:50:14

A team of American scientists believe they have solved a geological mystery buried about 100 miles below California.

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2010-12-18 08:51:49

50 million years ago, mountains began popping up in southern British Columbia and swept down Northern America over the next 22 million years, according to Stanford geochemists.

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2010-07-18 08:00:00

Researchers at Monash University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography identify movements of plate and plate boundaries; could substantially improve models of tectonic motion.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.