Nasa's Curiosity rover: 3,000 days on Mars

Three thousand days and counting: Nasa's Curiosity rover continues its extraordinary exploration of Mars.

bbcnews
Jan. 9, 2021 ~7 min

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Kernowite: New mineral found on rock mined in Cornwall

The dark green mineral has been called kernowite as the rock comes from a mine in Cornwall.

bbcnews
Dec. 23, 2020 ~2 min

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Muddying the waters: rock breakdown may play less of a role in regulating climate than previously thought

The weathering of rocks at the Earth’s surface may remove less greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than previous estimates, says new research from the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Muddying the waters: rock breakdown may play less role of a role in regulating climate than previously thought

The weathering of rocks at the Earth’s surface may remove less greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than previous estimates, says new research from the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

geology climate-change carbon-emissions carbon river

The Atlantic: The driving force behind ocean circulation and our taste for cod

The Atlantic Ocean is still growing physically, but humans are over-harvesting its rich fisheries. The most famous one – North Atlantic cod – has become a textbook example of harmful overfishing.

Pascal Le Floc’h, Maître de conférences, économiste, Université de Bretagne occidentale • conversation
Dec. 6, 2020 ~17 min

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The Indonesian meteorite which didn't sell for $1.8m

You saw the headlines of a $1.8m meteorite? Here's the real story and it's just as fascinating.

bbcnews
Nov. 22, 2020 ~7 min

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Magnetism of Himalayan rocks reveals the mountains' complex tectonic history

Earth's magnetic field locks information into lava as it cools into rock. Millions of years later, scientists can decipher this magnetic data to build geologic timelines and maps.

Craig Robert Martin, Ph.D. Student in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology • conversation
Nov. 2, 2020 ~9 min

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Ammonite: Who was the real Mary Anning?

In a romantic Victorian-era drama, Kate Winslet plays the role of fossilist Mary Anning. Who was she?

bbcnews
Oct. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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What wobbling rocks can tell us about nuclear safety

How precariously balanced rocks will inform the earthquake hazards faced by critical infrastructure.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

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Newly discovered mass extinction event triggered the dawn of the dinosaurs

Our new research has discovered how a series of volcanic eruptions 233 million years ago fundamentally changed life on Earth.

Michael J. Benton, Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology, University of Bristol • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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