plate tectonics

Have geologists just discovered a new layer of Earth's interior? An illustration of a slab of rock sinking through the upper
But what causes all that drifting in the first place? Catch his drift? If you think it's the molten rock flowing inside the
Perhaps not surprisingly, people have been quick to snicker about the Napa earthquake, downplaying its severity. To some extent, this makes sense -- the area was lucky. But while it's easy to cast judgment from afar and say, it's important to remember that these buildings meant something to their inhabitants.
As if Africa didn’t have enough to worry about with the massive Ebola outbreak, scientists say the continent is literally splitting apart.
Luckily, Africans won't have to worry about their land being torn apart, at least not immediately. While ebola wreaks havoc
“They produce a model that plausibly explains what we see,” says Michael Brown, a petrologist at the University of Maryland
The set of computer experiments shows that a subduction zone re-establishes itself by flowing around the crust stuck in its
This story has been provided by AAAS, the non-profit science society, and its international journal, Science. In such conditions
Western Australia’s Jack Hills appear as little more than a charcoal-tinged ridgeline in this image captured by the Landsat
Presented with fragmented vegetation and greater distances between sources of food may have led to the evolution of human
Fifty-three years later, it's time to admit that we screwed up with the Bay of Pigs invasion and that the embargo we erected out of our embarrassment has not worked.
Although Miller and his colleagues think they have ruled out an artificial cause for the mud eruption, the company's drilling
"Now it fits together," said Karin Sigloch, a seismologist at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, and lead study author
Now, new research published Monday (March 18) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that
ROSS MITCHELL: It’s actually a remarkable time to be alive in the sense that we can very much look into our past and see
Huffpost Senior Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria speaks with Yale graduate student Ross Mitchell about his new model for predicting the next supercontinent, Amasia.
Using their simulations and the magnetic field rock record, the scientists identified three new potential instances of true
Meanwhile, part of the South American plate is being pushed beneath the Caribbean plate, a process called subduction. Intense