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Link Germinates Between Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations and Climate: Carbon-Dating Ancient Barley to Understand Drought-Stress Variability

Link Germinates Between Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations and Climate: Carbon-Dating Ancient Barley to Understand Drought-Stress Variability

For the first time, a team of scientists has directly linked archaeological sites with local climate fluctuations. To reveal patterns in drought stress, they employed stable isotope dating on individual barley grains – some of which were over 10,000 years old.

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Seafloor Like Never Before

Seafloor Like Never Before

Using new satellite technology, scientists found a way to map the ocean floor with never-before-seen details. Now, the public has access to a 3D, interactive map of the seafloor, and scientists have access to a wealth of information that will advance their work in various fields.

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Metal Fever

Metal Fever

Are we running out of metals in this digital era? According to scientists at the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology, not exactly – but that’s not actually the important question.

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Hidden Beneath the Ice: A Massive Discovery in Greenland

Hidden Beneath the Ice: A Massive Discovery in Greenland

Think we have discovered all there is to discover on Earth? Think again. With the use of radar data, a team of researchers from England recently uncovered a massive canyon underneath Greenland’s ice sheet.

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Water from Within: Scientists Detect Magmatic Water on Lunar Surface

Water from Within: Scientists Detect Magmatic Water on Lunar Surface

The recent discovery of lunar magmatic water — water originating deep within the Moon’s interior — sheds new light on the formation and composition of the Moon. More impressively, the finding is the first of its kind made completely by remote detection.

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The Earth is Not So ‘Dead:’ Yale Researchers Discover New Interaction between the Earth’s Core and Mantle

The Earth is Not So ‘Dead:’ Yale Researchers Discover New Interaction between the Earth’s Core and Mantle

The Earth is Not So ‘Dead’: Yale researchers in the Geology & Geophysics Department give new insight into the extensive interaction between interior layers of the Earth.

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Looking at the Future and the Deep Past:  Dr. Jay Ague named as Henry Barnard Davis Professor of Geology and Geophysics

Looking at the Future and the Deep Past: Dr. Jay Ague named as Henry Barnard Davis Professor of Geology and Geophysics

Dr. Jay Ague, chair of the Department of Geology & Geophysics and Curator-in-Charge of Mineralogy at the Peabody Museum, was named to the Henry Barnard Davis endowed professorship this fall. “It is a tremendous honor and very humbling,” said Dr.

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Tearing At the Seams: The Splitting of the Indo-Australian Tectonic Plate

Tearing At the Seams: The Splitting of the Indo-Australian Tectonic Plate

Powerful earthquakes in the middle of a tectonic plate suggest that it is splitting.

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Predicting Volcanic Eruptions: Modeling Magma Wagging to Anticipate Volcanic Behavior

Predicting Volcanic Eruptions: Modeling Magma Wagging to Anticipate Volcanic Behavior

Dr. Bercovici of Yale’s Geology and Geophysics Department studies volcano behavior and recently proposed a new predictive model.

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Fate of Australian Megafauna Discovered through Prehistoric Dung

Fate of Australian Megafauna Discovered through Prehistoric Dung

A new study of prehistoric environments has helped to clarify both the timeline and the consequences of an Australian extinction event.

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