Archive for the ‘Geology and Paleontology’ Category

Scientists argue for more comprehensive studies of Cascade volcanoes

Scientists argue for more ‘synthesis’ research looking at the big picture of volcanology to complement myriad research efforts looking at single volcanoes.

Mountain erosion may add CO2 to the atmosphere

Scientists have long known that steep mountain ranges can draw carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere — as erosion exposes new rock, it also starts a chemical reaction between minerals on hill slopes and CO2 in the air, ‘weathering’ the rock and u…

Free online tool could help women decide on breast reconstruction

A new study published in Psycho-Oncology has revealed that a free web-based decision aid that helps women with breast cancer make decisions regarding reconstruction surgery after mastectomy is likely cost-effective. BRECONDA (Breast Reconstruction De…

Unique diamond impurities indicate water deep in Earth’s mantle

Scientists have discovered the first direct evidence that fluid water pockets may exist as far as 500 miles deep into the Earth’s mantle.

Secret of magmas that produce global treasures

South Africa’s history and economy has been built on its rich natural treasures of a number of precious metals, stones and minerals. The country’s mineral deposits have been created over hundreds of millions of years through processes that are still no…

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