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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
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.