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Alaskan volcano linked to mysterious period with extreme climate in ancient Rome

(University of Copenhagen) The cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE has long been shrouded in mystery. Now, an international team, including researchers from the University of Copenhagen, has found evidence suggesting that the megaeruption of an Alaskan volcano may be to blame.

New Curtin research uncovers the two ‘faces’ of the Earth

(Curtin University) New Curtin University-led research has uncovered how rocks sourced from the Earth’s mantle are linked to the formation and breakup of supercontinents and super oceans over the past 700 million years, suggesting that the Earth is made up of two distinct ‘faces’.

New materials of perovskite challenge the chemical intuition

(Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Materials scientists have synthesized a new type of perovskite–one of the most common crystal structures of materials deployed for a range of uses, from superconductors to photovoltaics–that goes against conventional thinking about how such structures behave at extreme pressures such as those that exist deep in the Earth.

Energy

Forgotten farmers, mining and anti-green invective: how the Nationals became a party for coal

At the gala dinner in March this year to celebrate the centenary of the Nationals, federal president Larry Anthony boasted that the party played a key role in twice removing Malcolm Turnbull because of his climate change policy. The Coalition…

Energy

Forgotten farmers, mining and anti-green invective: how the Nationals became a party for coal

At the gala dinner in March this year to celebrate the centenary of the Nationals, federal president Larry Anthony boasted that the party played a key role in twice removing Malcolm Turnbull because of his climate change policy. The Coalition…

Geologists shed light on the tibetan plateau origin puzzle: an open-and-shut perspective

(Cactus Communications) Earth’s geographical surfaces have been formed over millions of years. Although various geological theories aim to explain their formation, the southern Tibetan Plateau is a region consisting of complex geological structures, whose origin has been unclear until now. In a new study published in Earth Science Frontiers, a team of geologists used an alternative “opening-closing” tectonic model to explain the origin of these structures.