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The Best of 2013 // #87: When Worlds Collide

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Geologists that monitor underwater topography and seismic activity has come to the conclusion that the tectonic forces that split and moved around the original...

Best of 2017 // #86: A New Understanding of Mega-Volcanoes

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Indian's geologically famous Deccan Traps are a large igneous province (LIP).  They were formed when a supermassive volcano erupted, spreading lava over hundreds of...

Best of 2012 // #97: Seismologists Convicted for Quake Deaths

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In October, six seismic experts and one government official were found guilty in Italy.  They were charged with manslaughter and sentenced for six years...

Best of 2014 // #96: A Serious Rock

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A Western Australian mining company happened across a remarkable rock in 2006; it was purple-pinkish in colour and very strange-looking.  The company handed over...

Best of 2016 // #92: Where Helium Comes From

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In 1903, prospectors discovered the first underground Helium reserve.  They deemed it useless however, as it wasn't flammable, and could never be sold as...

The Best of 2013 // #99: A Discovery 70 years in...

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Almost 70 years ago, a team at Trinity College in Dublin began a demonstration to show that Tar Pitch, which looks much like a...

Best of 2016 // #94: The Era of Man

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The earth below our feet hides layer of ages, periods where different things happened which has been preserved in rock, leading scientists to point...

Best of 2015 // #95: Running with Raptors

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While Chris Pratt was running around and motorbiking a Jurassic World with suped-up Velociraptors, real-life palaeontologists were analyzing some unique fossilized tracks made by...

Best of 2018: Rising Rocks

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As the Ice Melts in Antarctica, the bedrock below the ice has begun rising at a rate that is much faster than predicted. /READ MORE// Arctic...

Best of 2017 // #96: Man-Made Minerals For a New Epoch

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There are around 5,000 minerals in the world, of which 208 are unique: they're the direct result of human's activities on earth.  Without humans,...

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