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Expedition to uncover geological secrets of Macquarie Island

A voyage on the CSIRO’s research vessel RV Investigator is being conducted by MAS and ANU scientists to map the seafloor surrounding Macquarie Island.
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Superheated underground rocks reveal earthquake clues

  Fluidlike rocks that reach temperatures above 160 degrees Celsius have been identified to cause tremors along part of California’s …
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Yellowstone National Park to be remapped by Montana State University

Researchers from Montana State University have started to update the geologic map of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.
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DNA sequencing could find hidden mineral deposits

Analysing the DNA of soil microbes can be an effective mineral exploration technique, according to a study by Geoscience British Columbia.
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‘Boomerang’ earthquake phenomenon confirmed by scientists

Researchers from Nature Geoscience have proven that boomerang earthquakes exist after recording one of the quakes under the Atlantic Ocean.
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Abandoned quarry in Nigeria becomes tourist hotspot

An inactive quarry in Nigeria has become a local tourism destination that has featured a DJ stand, food vendors and a classical band of musicians.
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Geoscientist unemployment rate improves in June quarter

The national geoscientist unemployment rate has decreased to 8.6 per cent in the June quarter, compared to 10 per cent in the March quarter, according to a survey conducted by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
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Unnaturally round rock spheres are perfectly natural

  Round balls of rock, known as concretions, have washed up on Canada’s Arctic shoreline.
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Researchers find nature’s building blocks resemble cubes

We might not be living in a world made of Lego, but a team of researchers have discovered rocks and icebergs form cube-like shapes when they are broken down.
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Easter Island statues just the ‘tip of the iceberg’

Archaeologists from the University of California (UCLA) have discovered the Easter Island heads have intact bodies hidden beneath the surface of the island.
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Remains of a Brisbane volcano hidden in plain sight

Brisbane’s 226-million-year-old tuff rock has been used throughout the city’s various construction projects, but it also hides a destructive past.