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A plume of magma may explain North America’s odd geology Earth’s active geologic processes are a blessing and a curse. They help sustain life. Yet, the last sign I saw as I entered the Washington State Fair this summer pointed … Continue reading
The solar system’s early days were chaotic. Our celestial neighborhood began as a rotating cloud of gas and dust. Some 4.6 billion years ago, the massive center of this cloud condensed into the sun. Leftover gas and dust, spurred by … Continue reading
Centuries ago, Spanish explorers expected the mythical land of “California” to be a wild and exotic island. Perhaps they should be applauded for their prescience, for new research published in Nature Communications confirms that California is slowly separating from the rest … Continue reading