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Color in Fossil Insects, Diamonds from the Ancient Ocean Floor, and Modeling the World's Largest Rivers
Geology articles posted online ahead of print on 20 Feb. 2013 include several modeling and simulation studies as well as studies on the Exmouth Sub-basin, Australia; the West Kunlun Range, northern Tibetan Plateau; Krakenes Lake, Norway; the Azores islands; and the hot springs of Colorado. View News Article (2013-02-25)

New digital seafloor map provides answers and more questions
Ocean sediments cover 70% of our planet's surface, forming the substrate for the largest ecosystem on Earth and its largest carbon reservoir -- but the most recent map of seafloor geology was drawn by hand more than 40 years ago. View News Article (2015-08-11)

Microscopic Diamonds Suggest Cosmic Impact Responsible for Major Period of Climate Change
A new study published in The Journal of Geology provides support for the theory that a cosmic impact event over North America some 13,000 years ago caused a major period of climate change known as the Younger Dryas stadial, or "Big Freeze." View News Article (2014-09-12)

Magma power for geothermal energy?
When a team of scientists drilling near an Icelandic volcano hit magma in 2009, they had to abandon their planned experiments on geothermal energy. View News Article (2011-02-18)

Professors Study Oldest Fossil Shrimp Preserved With Muscles
One of America's favorite seafood is shrimp. Did you know that they fossilize as well? Rodney Feldmann, professor emeritus, and Carrie Schweitzer, associate professor, from Kent State University's Department of Geology report on the oldest fossil shrimp known to date in the world. View News Article (2010-11-10)

Swimming reptiles make their mark in the Early Triassic
Vertebrate tracks provide valuable information about animal behavior and environments. Swim tracks are a unique type of vertebrate track because they are produced underwater by buoyant trackmakers, and specific factors are required for their production and subsequent preservation. View News Article (2015-02-10)

New Research Helps to Identify Ancient Droughts in China
Drought events are largely unknown in Earth's history, because reconstruction of ancient hydrological conditions remains difficult due to lack of proxy.  View News Article (2012-03-08)

Groundbreaking research changing geological map of Canada
Researchers exploring a remote terrain in Arctic Canada have made discoveries that may rock the world of Canadian geology. View News Article (2007-07-23)

UC Geology Researchers Turn to 3-D Technology to Examine the Formation of Cliffband Landscapes
A blend of photos and technology takes a new twist on studying cliff landscapes and how they were formed. Dylan Ward, a University of Cincinnati assistant professor of geology, will present a case study on this unique technology application at The Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting & Exposition.  View News Article (2014-10-16)

3D model reveals new information about iconic volcano
The volcano on the Scottish peninsula Ardnamurchan is a popular place for the study of rocks and structures in the core of a volcano. View News Article (2013-10-11)

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