Digging deep for a better geology education

Thank you to Penny King and all of the contributors to the 2016 AUGEN conference that was hosted by RSES.

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Formation of a basin-scale impact on the Moon at 4.20 Ga

Dr Marc Norman and collaborators reported the formation of a basin-scale impact on the Moon at 4.20 ± 0.07 Ga based on the 147Sm–143Nd isochron age of a noritic anorthosite melt rock from lunar breccia 67955.

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Oldest battlefield discovered in Kenya

Scientists from RSES have dated one of the earliest cases of warfare at Nataruk on the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, with implications for our understanding of when and why inter-group violence arose.

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The aliens are silent because they are extinct

Life on other planets would likely be brief and become extinct very quickly, say astrobiologists from the Research School of Earth Sciences.

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Snowball Earth events may have been triggered by explosive underwater volcanoes

Extensive underwater volcanism caused by the breakup of an ancient supercontinent may have pushed the Earth into a period of extreme freezing 750 million years ago, according to a new study.  

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AGU Student success

Congratulations to Marija Mustac who is the recipient of the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the Fall Meeting of AGU.

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RSES Prof Richard Arculus assisting underwater volcano study

World leading RSES volcano expert Professor Richard Arculus has set sail for the Southern Ocean to study undersea volcanoes and the impact they have on marine organisms in the nearby

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The patchy weather in the centre of the Earth

The discovery of the hot and cold regions in the lower mantle where it meets the core, which are up to three times more varied than expected, will help scientists explain the structure of the Earth and how it formed.

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Welcome to the Research School of Earth Sciences

The study of Earth and marine sciences is fundamental to our understanding of the precious balance of life on Earth and how the Solar System in which we live was formed. Our focus is on both Earth processes and environmental science. The Research School of Earth Sciences has many world leading researchers and offers undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as Higher Degree Research opportunities.

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Digging deep for better geology education

Digging deep for a better geology education

Thank you to Penny King and all of the contributors to the 2016 AUGEN conference that was hosted by RSES.

» read more

Circulation of the Southern Ocean

Big data reveals glorious animation of Antarctic bottom water

A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, Raijin.

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Otoliths reveal environmental conditions 20,000 years ago

PhD candidate Kelsie Long describes her work at Lake Mungo, the World heritage site in NSW.

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Richard Arculus - what lies beneath

Source: Conversations, ABC.

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Unraveling the "Toorale Man" murder mystery

Dr Rachel Wood and Dr Stewart Fallon from RSES are part of a team of scholars from several institutions across Australia that are helping to solve the history and mystery of Australia’s “Toorale Man”.

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Human hands are all over Australia's hottest ever year

In 2013, heat records fell like dominoes.

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