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A Crack in the Mountain review – scrupulous look at the exploitation of a natural wonder
Alastair Evans’s documentary details the struggle to preserve Hang Son Doong caves in Vietnam, which were discovered in 1991

Phil Hoad

23, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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UK’s most literal rock documentary, A Year in a Field, up for film prize
Eighty-six-minute movie starring 4,000-year-old Cornish stone billed as antithesis to flashy nature shows

Steven Morris

16, May, 2023 @11:01 AM

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Rock concert: Yellowstone seismic activity to be performed on live flute
Real-time data will be displayed for Dr Alyssa Schwartz to play at Atlanta conference

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

08, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Readers reply: could rocks be conscious? Why are some things conscious and some not?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

09, Apr, 2023 @1:00 PM

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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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