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Image 1 - Fiery Volcano Give Researchers A Geologic Glimpse Into Land That Time Forgot
2011-10-20 09:31:50

The first scientists to witness exploding rock and molten lava from a deep sea volcano, seen during a 2009 expedition, report that the eruption was near a tear in the Earth's crust that is mimicking the birth of a subduction zone.

US Rivers And Streams Saturated With Carbon
2011-10-17 09:34:55

Rivers and streams in the United States are releasing enough carbon into the atmosphere to fuel 3.4 million car trips to the moon, according to Yale researchers in Nature Geoscience.

2011-10-12 11:51:06

Geologists are warning of shortages and bottlenecks of some metals due to an insatiable demand for consumer products.

2011-10-03 14:16:45

Harsh living conditions caused by major fluctuations in the carbon content and sea levels, overacidification and oxygen deficiency in the seas triggered the largest mass extinction of all time at the end of the Permian era 252 million years ago.

Rising CO2 Levels At End Of Ice Age Not Linked To Pacific Ocean
2011-10-03 12:56:29

At the end of the last Ice Age, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose rapidly as the planet warmed; scientists have long hypothesized that the source was CO2 released from the deep ocean.

Salty Water, Gas Sucked Into Earth's Interior Helps Unravel Planetary Evolution
2011-09-26 08:30:42

An international team of scientists has provided new insights into the processes behind the evolution of the planet by demonstrating how salty water and gases transfer from the atmosphere into the Earth's interior.

Image 1 - New Coral Dating Method Gives Hints Of Possible Future Sea-level Changes
2011-09-12 07:29:54

New evidence of sea-level oscillations during a warm period that started about 125,000 years ago raises the possibility of a similar scenario if the planet continues its more recent warming trend.

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2011-08-22 13:46:15

A current, called North Icelandic Jet, contributes to key a component of ocean circulation.

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2011-08-22 12:30:28

Researchers have unearthed what they believe are the oldest fossils ever discovered.

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2011-08-16 09:47:40

Why does Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have what looks like an enormous white arrow about the size of Texas on its surface?


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.