Archive for the ‘Geology and Paleontology’ Category

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…

Where NASA Put a Parking Lot, Dinosaurs and Mammals Once Crossed Paths

An 8.5-foot-long slab found in Maryland preserved tracks left by prehistoric creatures. The site was almost obliterated before the rock was unearthed.

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