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Terrawatch: why has the Earth’s spinning inner core slowed down?
The solid inner core is contained within the liquid outer core, enabling it to rotate differently from the Earth itself

Kate Ravilious

22, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Dowsing for facts: can a sceptic find science in water witchery?
Used by water companies but debunked by science, crossing rods in Wiltshire has this writer intrigued

Linda Geddes

11, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Terrawatch: Santorini watchful as nearby volcano is monitored
Kolumbo, just off Greek island, could trigger tsunami when it next erupts

Kate Ravilious

25, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Colin Campbell obituary
Other lives: Exploration geologist for companies including BP and Amoco concerned with the energy constraints posed by ‘peak oil’

Roger Bentley

19, Jan, 2023 @6:10 PM

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‘Self-healing’ Roman concrete could aid modern construction, study suggests
Research finds secret of durability of buildings such as the Pantheon could be in the techniques used at the time

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

06, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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H-bombs or chicken bones: the race to define the start of the Anthropocene
Humanity is now a ‘geological superpower’ and declaring a new epoch is critical to tackling its impact, scientists say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

06, Jan, 2023 @11:54 AM

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‘There’s been a fundamental change in our planet’: hunt on for spot to mark the start of the Anthropocene epoch
Scientists are to pick a location that sums up the current Anthropocene epoch when Homo sapiens made its mark

Robin McKie Science editor

01, Jan, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Are we really prisoners of geography?
The long read: A wave of bestselling authors claim that global affairs are still ultimately governed by the immutable facts of geography – mountains, oceans, rivers, resources. But the world has changed more than they realise

Daniel Immerwahr

10, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Emeralds, elephants and Eric the opalised fossil: the 10 greatest stones in art
From a pliosaur skeleton now known to Australian museumgoers as Eric to the basalt that built Robert Smithson’s almighty Spiral Jetty, these are stones that really speak

Hettie Judah

07, Nov, 2022 @4:39 PM

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Have you seen this rock? Project aims to find missing Midlands boulders
Organisers appeal to public for help tracking down ice age relics that were once subject of fascination

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

19, Oct, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Terrawatch: how balloons could one day detect quakes in hard-to-reach places
Successful sensing of earthquake in Indonesia raises hopes for wider use across planet – and even Venus

Kate Ravilious

24, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Map may prove ‘Welsh Atlantis’ rooted in fact, say academics
Professors say two islands in Cardigan Bay are clearly marked on the Gough map held at Bodleian library

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

21, Aug, 2022 @4:46 PM

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