Geology

Scientists discover a piece of America in Australia

The team was able to determine this by using both new sedimentological field data and new and existing geochronological data from both Georgetown and Mount Isa.

Jan 23, 2018, 19:00 PM IST

JIS University to offer courses in technology, pharmacy, media

Kolkata-based JIS University announced it will soon start offering courses in technology, pharmacy, education and media.

Jul 18, 2016, 15:58 PM IST
CO2 impact on global warming underestimated: Study

CO2 impact on global warming underestimated: Study

The study examined nahcolite crystals found in Green River Formation in Colorado, US. The crystals were formed 50 million years ago during a hothouse climate. 

Nov 17, 2015, 11:40 AM IST
Earth's gravitational pull shrinking the Moon: NASA

Earth's gravitational pull shrinking the Moon: NASA

Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the Moon shrinks, NASA has revealed.

Sep 16, 2015, 21:37 PM IST
Ancient oceans were rich in gold: scientists

Ancient oceans were rich in gold: scientists

Australian researchers have struck gold, formulating a new technique to measure how much of the precious metal existed in the world's oceans over the past 3.5 billion years.

Aug 04, 2015, 15:56 PM IST

The rock people

Do you think geologists play with rocks all day? Wrong! Patricia Mascarenhas explores the scope of this rocking career.

Oct 21, 2014, 16:38 PM IST

Australia`s ancient volcanic eruptions caused first mass extinction 510mn yrs ago

A Curtin University researcher has revealed that Australia`s deadly eruptions, which occurred over 510 million years ago, were the significant reason behind the climate change that caused history`s first known mass extinction.

May 31, 2014, 17:00 PM IST

Greenland`s ice sheet was smaller 3,000-5,000 years ago

Scientists have said that Greenland`s shrunken ice sheet was smaller than today about 3-5,000 years ago.

Nov 23, 2013, 13:08 PM IST

Volcanic eruptions may have caused mass extinction 250 mn years ago

Researchers have suggested that the mass extinction at the end of the Permian period, about 250 million years ago, was triggered by contemporaneous volcanic eruptions in Siberia.

Nov 23, 2013, 12:19 PM IST

15 distinct regions identified in Antarctica

Scientists have identified 15 distinct regions of Antarctica and its near-shore islands.

Jun 14, 2012, 20:45 PM IST

`Quake on India-China border on April 14-16`

More earthquakes are possible to hit parts of Asia, including Japan and the Chinese border with India.

Apr 10, 2011, 16:21 PM IST

Rocky Mountains may have been ‘formed by giant suction’

The Rockies may have been formed when a giant suction created a counter force that thrust the mountains upward.

Mar 08, 2011, 17:30 PM IST

Who invented geology?

Geologists now saying that Copernicus had invented the field of geology.

Mar 13, 2010, 11:37 AM IST