| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:35 PM
I was delighted by the recent discovery of a mysterious rock on Mars that looks like a jelly doughnut and caused a brief scientific sensation. To see that much excitement brought to bear on any rock made the geo-educator in me feel pleased.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The oldest known material on Earth is a tiny bit of zircon crystal that has remained intact for an incredible 4.4 billion years, a study confirms.
The ancient remnant of the early Earth may change the way we think about how our planet first formed. ...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania recently released its list of Fall/Winter 2013 graduates.
Area graduates include:
Derek J. Beisel, Laurys Station, BSBA Business Adminisstration Marketing; Christopher Brogan, Allentown, BSBA...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:41 AM
A fracking operation at the eastern border of Ohio remained closed Wednesday, two days after a string of earthquakes stirred some people from their sleep and prompted state regulators to investigate whether the shale-drilling may have been a cause....
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:36 AM
California geology officials will hold a public hearing Thursday on a proposed earthquake zone in Hollywood that would lead to restricted development in the rapidly growing area.
The public hearing for the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:15 PM
An earthquake fault line should not be drawn underneath Blvd6200, one of Hollywood’s largest residential and commercial projects, a lawyer for the developer said Thursday.
The lawyer, John M. Bowman, told the state Mining and Geology Board that...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:50 PM
An earthquake fault line should not be drawn underneath Blvd6200, one of Hollywood's largest residential and commercial projects, a lawyer for the developer said Thursday.
The lawyer, John M. Bowman, told the state Mining and Geology Board that the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Enceladus, the icy moon that circles Saturn and shoots out jets of water, emits a much larger amount of water at the farthest point in its orbit, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The discovery backs up a years-old theory and...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:14 PM
A rocket carrying NASA's MAVEN spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 1:28 p.m. ET Monday, on a mission to answer a profound mystery about Mars' planetary evolution: What happened to the atmosphere?
The agency’s latest robotic explorer will...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:20 AM
A message in a bottle, buried 54 years ago under a rock cairn in a remote Arctic valley on Canada’s northernmost island, could well be the last written words from a promising young glaciologist and explorer from Pasadena.
The words from Paul T....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Questions were raised during Tuesday's City Council meeting about the viability of a proposed parking ramp at the Village Entrance.
Eight members of the public questioned the geology, location, need and the cost of the structure approved by the council....
| Jul 31, 2013
Chicago's Field Museum made headlines on four continents this year after researchers discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin in late December on the Kenyan island of Manda, revealing there was trade between China and East Africa before European explorers...