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New insights into mysterious deep earthquakes

26 March 2020

A major international study has shed new light on the mechanisms which trigger earthquakes deep below Earth’s surface.

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Scientists get first look at cause of ‘slow motion’ earthquakes

25 March 2020

Ocean drilling project reveals ‘mash up’ of rock types that lead to unique slow motion earthquake events

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Evolutionary elements arrived on Earth much later than thought, say scientists

11 March 2020

Analysis of the 3.8 billion-year-old rocks from Greenland show that most of the elements necessary for the evolution of life were delivered to Earth once its formation was almost complete

Shadow Minister visits the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

19 February 2020

The School welcomes the Welsh Conservatives’ Shadow Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Rural Affairs

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Petex donate £1.5m worth of software licenses

13 February 2020

Petex donate software licenses to the 3D Seismic Laboratory to help with research and education

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Arctic sea ice can’t ‘bounce back’

21 January 2020

New research shows shrinking sea ice cannot be expected to return rapidly if climate change is slowed or reversed

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Scientists use ancient marine fossils to unravel long-standing climate puzzle

9 January 2020

Cardiff University scientists have shed new light on the Earth’s climate behaviour during the last known period of global warming over 14 million years ago

Earthquakes in slow motion

2 January 2020

Understanding gentler earthquakes could help geoscientists to predict deadly eruptions

Fossil forest in a sandstone quarry in Cairo, New York

Scientists uncover world’s oldest forest

19 December 2019

Fossils of trees dating back 386 million years found on the bottom of a New York quarry

EARTH staff digging for clams

Barbequed clams on the menu for ancient Puerto Ricans

27 November 2019

Analysis of fossilised shells reveals cooking habits of Caribbean civilisations over 2500 years ago