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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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Will a Magnetic Pole Shift Mean the End of the World?

Will a Magnetic Pole Shift Mean the End of the World?

Why a sudden reversal of your compass to point South is part of a natural phenomenon.

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Grant to Study Earth Systems

Grant to Study Earth Systems

The National Science Foundation awarded a team of researchers, including David Bercovici, a $4.97 million grant to fund a research project studying Earth’s development in terms of the interactions between major components of Earth’s geological system.

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Life on the Frontier: Joe Greenberg, B.S. ’83

Life on the Frontier: Joe Greenberg, B.S. ’83

Joe Greenberg ’83 graduated with a degree in Geology and Geophysics and is now the president of the Alta Resources LLC, a company on the frontier of the oil and gas industry.

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Massive Rotation of Gondwana

Massive Rotation of Gondwana

A recent discovery by Yale geologists has ignited interest in a contentious geological theory. The theory of true polar wander, once a competitor with drift theory to explain continental motions, had been cast aside for many years. Discussion of this

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Yale Geophysicist Wins Guggenheim

Yale Geophysicist Wins Guggenheim

Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to artists and scientists whose accomplishments in their fields show great promise for the future. Among the 180 selected fellows this year, one of the twenty-one in the natural sciences was Yale’s A.M. Bateman Professor

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