Major Rethink of Magma Dogma
September 26, 2022
How fast does it take to fill a big magma chamber? Millions of years? No. Just a few months, actually.
One-Eruption Volcanoes: On the Decline?
November 4, 2021
Monogenetic volcanoes pockmark the western United States, but their dates and causes are poorly understood.
Our Moon Refuses to Obey Scientists
July 14, 2020
The neat theories for the origin of the moon and its subsequent evolution unravel when you try to stuff long ages into a young body.
Beware of Overconfident Dating Methods
October 27, 2017
Simplistic presentations about how scientists date rocks overlook the worldview assumptions involved.
Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times
December 6, 2016
What happened to the Sahara desert? What's going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.
Juno How Old the Solar System Is?
July 6, 2016
Everyone knows the solar system is 4.5 billion years old. Everyone, that is, except Nature herself.
New Earth Ocean Theory Is All Wet
November 16, 2015
Time to rewrite the textbooks again. Earth started out wet, scientists now claim, overturning decades of dogma.
Rapid, Plentiful Gold Possible
October 20, 2015
Geologists have up-estimated the process of gold ore transportation from deep underground to surface by a factor of ten to a hundred.
New Thoughts on Habitable Planets
October 9, 2015
Astrobiologists are trying to standardize the requirements for habitable planets. Do they get them all?
Full Moon Has Magnetic Secret
December 5, 2014
Ponder this under tonight's full moon. Scientists now say the moon once had a magnetic field stronger than Earth's is now.
November 19, 2014
We need to clear the deck of geology news. Here's a garage sale of interesting headlines, provided "as is" for researchers to pursue further.
Lunar Impact: Major Moon Basin Was Not a Big Hit
October 8, 2014
The theory of how the largest impact basin on the moon was formed has been turned upside down.
Earth as a Habitable Planet
September 29, 2014
When viewed as a planet among planets, Earth is surprisingly surprising, considering how close it is to scientists' investigating eyes.
Geology Can Be Explosively Rapid
June 1, 2012
When people hear of "geologic time," they are trained to think of millions of years. Big things can happen in far less time.