Posts in: geology

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VIDEO: Rock music

VIDEO: Rock music

What makes these boulders ring?

By | Posted June 28, 2017

VIDEO: Rock music

VIDEO: Rock music

What makes these boulders ring?

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I take my planets hard-boiled

I take my planets hard-boiled

Evidence that the Earth’s crust began as an unbroken shell raises a question: Can we really understand the past by looking at how things are now?

By | Posted June 14, 2017

When a natural disaster isn’t a disaster

When a natural disaster isn’t a disaster

Humans often do more harm than good when we try to rebuild damaged landscapes

By | Posted April 17, 2017

Becoming earthquake country

Becoming earthquake country

Oklahoma’s seismic surge is unprecedented. It can be explained, but not by hydraulic fracturing — at least not directly

By | Posted January 20, 2017

Loosening up under pressure

Loosening up under pressure

A mineral’s strange properties may explain the rift between the earth’s layers

By | Posted December 27, 2016

The man-made flood

The man-made flood

Levees and floodplain development are increasing flood damage in Missouri

By | Posted June 20, 2016

The F-Block: Thulium

The F-Block: Thulium

A useless element

By | Posted April 27, 2016

Mountains, prairies ... and oil wells

Mountains, prairies … and oil wells

Environmentalists worry new rules on oil and gas wells in parks still aren’t tough enough

By | Posted January 23, 2016

A few rainy seasons won’t stop coming drought

A few rainy seasons won’t stop coming drought

Scientists expect greenhouse gases to cause a historic dry period in the Great Plains this century

By | Posted December 29, 2015

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