Geology in the News

Links selected by Andrea Lubawy, MSDC Member & Ken Rock, MSDC Editor

An eruption at Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland. Scientists have come up with a new theory on how it produces lava fountains. Photo by Vladimir Borzykin, Getty.

Click on the title, the photo, or the "Read More" button to see links to some geology in the News articles selected for their potential interest to our readers. If you happen to see an article you'd like to share with others, please send the link to Ken Rock MSDC Editor.

USA Today, 11/28/2023: Dinosaur extinction: New study suggests they were killed off by more than an asteroid

New York Times, 11/28/2023: Mucus-Covered Jellyfish Hint at Dangers of Deep-Sea Mining

Newsweek, 11/27/2023: Iceland Volcano Leads Geologists to New Lava Fountain Theory

New York Times, 11/16/2023: Do I Need to Worry About Smartphone Radiation?

Sky & Telescope, 11/16/2023: Samples of Asteroid Ryugu Show Signs of Ancient Water

Smithsonian Magazine, 11/14/2023: How Stone Walls Became a Signature Landform of New England

CNN, 11/08/2023: World's newest island forms in Japanese archipelago. Also, a very cool YouTube video here (44 seconds).

New island rises from the sea in Japan. From the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
The new island is seen in a photo taken by Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force on November 1, 2023. Photo by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, 10/23/2023: Iron in ancient deep magma ocean probed by ultra-fast femtosecond X-ray lasers