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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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Earthquake Scenario for Large German City

GFZ modelling: what to expect in the event of a major earthquake near Cologne contributing to the government’s “Risk Analysis in Civil Protection 2019”.

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A rich source of nutrients under the Earth’s ice sheets

Data from Greenland and Antarctica show: under ice trace elements are mobilised at higher rates than previously assumed.

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New mineral discovered in moon meteorite

The high-pressure mineral Donwilhelmsite is important for understanding the inner structure of the earth.

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Streetlights contribute less to nighttime light emissions in cities than expected

The combination of smart city lighting and satellite imagery allows measurements of the contribution of street lights to urban lighting for the first time.

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Influence of rock types on vegetation density and biodiversity

The effects of bedrock on biodiversity and landscape relief were studied globally.

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How a greenhouse catastrophe killed nearly all life

How a greenhouse catastrophe killed nearly all life.

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Magnetic fields on the moon are the remnant of an ancient nuclear dynamo

International simulation study shows that alternative explanatory models such as asteroid impacts do not generate sufficiently large magnetic fields.

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ICDP Science Plan 2020-2030

“Billions of Years of Earth Evolution” is the overarching motto for the new Science Plan of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program, ICDP.

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Are foreshocks a systematic indicator for upcoming earthquakes?

New findings from Istanbul raise hope that preceding signs of massive earthquakes can be detected.

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