News: Geology and Earth Sciences

New model suggests lost continents for early Earth

Models for the distribution of crustal thickness in early Earth. The crust in the prevailing paradigm is mostly oceanic, with some thin continental crust.  The new model predicts a thicker and greater continental portion that was not preserved.

Earth scientists suggest that continents may have risen out of the sea much earlier than previously thought but were destroyed, leaving little trace.

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Where do rocks come from?

Rocks contain a layer-by-layer record of the history of our planet. Fred Moore/flickr, CC BY-NC

Five-year-old Claire from Perth asks Professor Alan Collins, "where do rocks come from?"

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Australia’s epic story: a tale of amazing people, amazing creatures & rising seas

News Australia’s epic story. Shutterstock/Lev Savitskiy

The Australian continent has a remarkable history - a story of isolation, desiccation and resilience on an ark at the edge of the world.

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On top of the world: Sciences research ranks high in ERA results

Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) research using 3D printing for the Austofix wrist plate.

Science research at the University of Adelaide has reached new heights according to the 2018 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results released this week.

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Palaeontologist identifies ‘mystery photographer’ of the Naracoorte Caves

News - First picture of a cave by Thomas Hannay

Scientists emphasise the importance of historical writing in caves, after proving the identity of the first person to photograph Australian caves more than 150 years ago.

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Earth sciences graduates named Superstars of STEM

Kate Selway - earth scientist - alumni

Three earth sciences graduates are rocking the new title of being among Australia's latest Superstars of STEM.

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How Eurasia's Tianshan mountains set a stage that changed the world

Tianshan mountains

Though you may not know it, the Tianshan mountain range probably changed the lives of your ancestors – and to this day, you.

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Rethinking Australia's climate history

Drought image

Researchers discover evidence of climate change that coincided with the first wave of European settlement of Australia.

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