Asteroid Crash Kicked Off Mega-Volcano in the Process that Killed Dinosaurs, According to New Study
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Asteroid Crash Kicked Off Mega-Volcano in the Process that Killed Dinosaurs, According to New Study

When an enormous asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago, a planet-wide quake shook the magma plumbing of a massive, active volcano—radically changing the style of volcanic eruption in one of the planet’s rarest, largest lava flows. This is the sequence of events supported by a new study published last week in the Geological Society … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Geology Class Digs into Earth Science on Instagram
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Drexel Snapshot: Geology Class Digs into Earth Science on Instagram

GEO 103 class characterizing the nature of the sediments of the Cohansey Formation in the NJ Pinelands. #geo103rocks #drexelcoas #acadnatsci #talkinboutrocks A photo posted by Ted Daeschler (@teddaeschler) on Apr 18, 2015 at 12:29pm PDT On a beautiful spring day, it’s not unusual for college students to ask to hold class outside. But this spring … Continue reading

Fossils in the Big Apple and Other Urban Paleontology Adventures
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Fossils in the Big Apple and Other Urban Paleontology Adventures

There are fossils in New York’s Grand Central Station. It’s not a traveling museum exhibit. It’s not an exhibit at all. Hundreds of millions of years in the past, the limestone used to construct the station’s floors was formed through the accumulation of ancient marine life. You can still see impressions of some of those … Continue reading