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Geology

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  • Saturn's icy moon Enceladus squirts water from 'tiger stripes'

    Saturn's icy moon Enceladus squirts water from 'tiger stripes'
    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...
  • Skyscraper developer agrees to dig trench to look for quake fault

    Skyscraper developer agrees to dig trench to look for quake fault
    The developers of a Hollywood skyscraper project said Friday that they had agreed to dig a trench on the property to help determine whether an earthquake fault runs under it. Officials at New York-based Millennium Partners said they do not believe the...
  • Earthquake fault risk to Hollywood skyscrapers hidden, foes say

    Earthquake fault risk to Hollywood skyscrapers hidden, foes say
    A lawyer for opponents of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper project criticized the developer and city officials for not disclosing important facts about an earthquake fault that may be directly underneath the site. The Millennium Hollywood project...
  • Gigantic earthquakes trigger volcanic eruptions ... or not

    Gigantic earthquakes trigger volcanic eruptions ... or not
    A massive earthquake rattles a town, triggering fiery eruptions in nearby volcanoes.  It sounds like the plot of a disaster movie, but it has actually happened: Journeying in Chile when an 8.5 magnitude temblor struck in 1835, Charles Darwin reported...
  • River-rafting trips go with the flow in the West

     River-rafting trips go with the flow in the West
    Despite the drought that plagued Southern California last winter, river rafters can still get their paddles wet: Parts of Northern California and other Western states got the rain and snow that missed SoCal. California's Kings, Kern, Kaweah, Merced...
  • Nicolas Steno, 17th century myth buster, gets Google Doodle

     
    Nicolas Steno, recipient of a Google Doodle on Wednesday, was a 17th century brainiac with the type of weird genius that led to his discovery of the human salivary duct and a made him a pioneer in geology. But in the end, he threw it all over for God. It....
  • Nicolas Steno tossed aside science? Readers disagree

     
    Nicolas Steno Google Doodle post stirs robust comments....
  • Southern California is overdue for 'The Big One,' study finds

     
    Southern California is overdue for a major earthquake along the San Andreas fault, according to a landmark study released Friday. The long-awaited study came after scientists spent years studying the geology of the Carrizo Plain area of the San Andreas,.....
  • Map shows 50 new California faults

    Map shows 50 new California faults
    More than 50 new surface earthquake faults have been discovered in California over the last two decades, according to a new state map that officials hope will help guide future development decisions and emergency planning. The state's fault activity map,...
  • A desert hike through Joshua Tree with high tech

    A desert hike through Joshua Tree with high tech
    Joshua Tree National Park "Whoso walketh in solitude, and inhabiteth the wood . . . into that forester shall pass . . . power and grace." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson But what if I snap my ankle? Or blow a cardiac gasket? Or fall or get stuck on a mountain...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama's State of the Union guests -- list here

     
    Every president since Ronald Reagan has used the State of the Union address to showcase heroes of the past year -- and convey a sense that they are still connected to the voters and the issues that propelled them to......