Is geology predictable, or is the mineral composition of Earth due to chance events?
Earthquakes within the Dallas area have dramatically increased this year. The U.S. Geological Survey says fracking is a likely culprit.
After decades of theorizing and searching, scientists are reporting that they've found a massive reservoir of water in the Earth's mantle - a reservoir so
I'm sure you've thought about it before: what would happen if you dropped something into a bottomless pit? No, not one of those fake bottomless pits that you find in various Mystery Spots off the
Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico report evidence for potentially oceans worth of water deep beneath the United States. Though not in the familiar liquid form-the ingredients for water are bound up in rock deep in the Earth's mantle-the discovery may represent the planet's largest water reservoir.
New class of stones may become part of the fossil record
Humankind has proven time and again that it can reshape mountains, or even tear them down. Now, it appears, we can make them rise as well. Geologists studying growth rates of the Sierra Nevada and of central California's Coast Ranges have identified an anthropogenic contribution to the mountains' uplift that they suggest is tied to the decades-long depletion of groundwater in the state's Central Valley. What's more, the researchers report in a new study published in Nature, the long-term water loss may be affecting how stress builds up on faults like the San Andreas.
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