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2014-06-16 09:57:20

Two studies show that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth's crust may not be constant over time.

Pieces Of Lost Continent Discovered Buried Beneath Indian Ocean
2013-02-25 10:34:59

While we never managed to find the lost city of Atlantis, an international group of scientists has found evidence of an ancient lost micro-continent resting beneath two islands in the Indian Ocean.

2012-03-30 08:11:31

The April/May GSA Today science article is now online at www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/.

Next Supercontinent Could Be Formed Near North Pole
2012-02-09 06:13:38

All of Earth's continents, believed to have once been joined together as a supercontinent known as Pangaea, will be reunited as a single landmass near the North Pole within the next 50 million to 200 million years.


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Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:10:56

The Neoproterozoic is the third of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 1 billion years ago to 542 million years ago). This terminal era of the Proterozoic is itself divided into three sub-periods called the Tonian, Cryogenian, and Ediacaran Periods. The most severe glaciation known in the geologic record occurred during the Cryogenian Period, when ice sheets reached the equator and formed a possible “Snowball Earth.” And the earliest fossils of multi-cellular life...

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Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]