Archive for the ‘Geology and Paleontology’ Category

A note on apartments and bubbles

As Aotearoa enters week two of lockdown, it’s clear we’re all still working out what our “bubbles” look like and how to stay in them to stop the spread of Covid-19. New to the government’s Covid-19 website is some good guidance for people liv…

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.

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