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Asteroid, comet and Younger Dryas

As the ice age was beginning to be reduced, something happened suddenly and a very cold span started for many hundreds of years. It is known that it started with a comet or asteroid (or both), with airbursts and impacts and there are clear examples of microspherules, nano-diamonds and iridium1,2  not only in America but also in Europe and Australia. 490 more words


Geology of Tasmania

Every two years a group of PhD students disappear into the geological wilderness for the RSES Student Field Trip. In 2014, students spent two weeks camping in the Australian outback… 748 more words

PhD Life

Before there was oxygen

Hard to believe there is much evidence when it comes to this planet and yet, there is some. This according to the article entitled “ 44 more words


Keep an eye out for landslide risks after record autumn rains

This autumn has been one of the most consistently-rainy in western Washington records, meaning you should keep a sharp eye out for landslides.

Prolonged rain increases the chances of shallow landslides on hillsides and other steep slopes. 661 more words


Rock Solid - New South Wales Geologic Features

Carly Chabal, Intern, National Parks Association of NSW

Every year, millions of visitors flock to sites like Half Dome, the Grand Canyon, and Kilimanjaro, pull out their cameras, find the perfect lighting, adjust the focus, and—you guessed it—take a selfie. 732 more words

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