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42,000-year-old sub-fossil trees: more accurate analysis of reversal of Earth's magnetic field

Radiocarbon measurements on kauri trees also provide the basis for better calibration of geological archives of this period.

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How do electrons close to Earth reach almost the speed of light?

New study found that electrons can reach ultra-relativistic energies for very special conditions in the magnetosphere when space is devoid of plasma.

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Past river activity in northern Africa reveals multiple Sahara greenings

The analysis of sediment cores from the Mediterranean Sea tells the story of major environmental changes in North Africa over the last 160,000 years.

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Perspectives paper shows need for research on underground hydrogen storage

Perspectives paper shows need for research on storing hydrogen in porous rock reservoirs - as a prerequisite for a global hydrogen economy.

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Board of Trustees dismisses Prof. Hüttl

Prof. Reinhard Hüttl dismissed from his position as Scientific Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.

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Glacier ice algae boost Greenland's ice melt - nourished by phosphorus

Mineral dust is an important source for that. With their dark colour, the mircoorganisms speed up the melting of the ice. New data help optimise climate models.

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Diamonds need Voltage

In addition to heat and high pressure, small electric fields can also play a decisive role in the formation of this extremely hard carbon compound.

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Faster earthquake early warning with artificial intelligence

Joint project of GFZ and HU Berlin: Better analysis of seismic data enables faster and more accurate prediction of expected tremors near earthquakes.

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Melody of an Alpine summit falling apart

Seismometers listen to the resonance vibration of the Hochvogel, Allgäu. This allows unique insight to the preparation phase of an upcoming rock slide.

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How hot can it be for life to exist deep below the ocean floor?

International study in Science provides surprising insights into the limits of life from previously unexplored depths.

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