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Remnants of Earth's original crust preserve time before plate tectonics - Science News


Almost all of Earth's early rocky surface has been destroyed and recycled by geologic processes such as plate tectonics. The oldest known unaltered bits of the planet aren't rocks but tiny zircon crystals formed nearly 4.4 billion years ago (SN Online ...

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:09:39 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Plate Tectonics: A Sketchy Situation for Cyclists on the “Hipster Highway” - Streetsblog Chicago (blog)


This morning Streetsblog reader John Cheevers alerted us about a sketchy situation for cyclists on the 1700 block of North Milwaukee, just south of the Milwaukee/Leavitt entrance to the Bloomingdale Trail. About 80 linear feet of steel plates are ...

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 01:41:12 GMT | MORE DETAILS

The Compass - BBC News


Who we are, how many of us there are and where we live will change the economies of the future. Africa's population will boom spectacularly, creating a huge new workforce in countries like Nigeria. That's a great opportunity, but one with serious risks ...

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 01:08:31 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Earth may have once had a single shell like an egg - Business Insider


The lithosphere is the rigid outermost shell of a planet, and on Earth, it is divided into tectonic plates. These plates travel around, grind against each other, get submerged underneath each other and provide answers for why we get earthquakes and how ...

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:07:40 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Australian rocks suggest early Earth may not have had plate tectonics - Cosmos


The ancient Earth did not require plate tectonics to form rocks similar to those associated with today's tectonic processes, a team of Australian and American scientists report in a paper published in Nature. It is the latest salvo in one of modern ...

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:42:03 GMT | MORE DETAILS

M=4.5 earthquake highlights Hawaii's tectonic past, present, and ... - temblor


hawaii-kilauea-eruption While most people think of volcanoes when they think of Hawaii, the volcanism is closely tied to tectonic activity, which has helped ...and more »

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:43:14 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Study finds Earth was once encapsulated by an egg-like shell - AOL News


A new study conducted by the University of Maryland, Curtin University and the Geological Survey of Western Australia has found that the Earth's original outer layer may have been a single, solid shell that later broke into what we know today as ...

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 23:04:49 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Frank Gibson: Lesson in ground-shaking tectonics - The Country ... - New Zealand Herald


February 28, 2017, is a date to remember in Whanganui ... we found that we had our own mountain and science learning happened as it should. - The Country.and more »

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 01:44:04 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Research reveals the Earth may have once had a solid egg-like ... - Inhabitat


Extending the symbolism of eggs as a metaphor for life and reproduction, recent research reveals the Earth itself may have once had an egg-like structure.

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:51:01 GMT | MORE DETAILS

We Are At The Mercy Of Planet Earth's Make Ups And Breakups - Forbes


Unlike most places in the Solar System, Earth has a dynamic surface full of weather systems, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions – and underlying it all, you've got drifting continents and plate tectonics. As you're probably aware, there was once a so ...

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:01:18 GMT | MORE DETAILS

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