All posts in Geology


The Impact of Volcanic Ash Clouds on the Civilized World

A volcano eruption can have numerous consequences and make a huge impact on the surrounding flora, fauna and even on world economies. The famous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD literally consumed the town of Pompeii. Besides the obvious and [...]

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What do Mars and Australia have in common?

If you’re expecting a punchline to that title, then guess again. It’s no joke. Surprisingly, Australia shares some remarkably similar geology to our neighbouring planet. Specifically the Red Centre, the arid heart of Australia, is the most Mars-like place on [...]


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The midlife crisis is more complicated than first thought. It might be time to stop blaming troubled marriages and feeling obsolete in a sea of younger colleagues. A study published in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences has [...]

Our little blue marble...

Breaking plates

What do Australia and India have in common? The answer is that they both share one of Earth’s tectonic plates – the drifting eggshell-like pieces of Earth’s crust, on which all of our planet’s continents sit. However, the Indo-Australian Plate [...]


Where to land Mars Curiosity for the best science? Interview with Marion Anderson, who helped choose the landing site.

You’ve sunk more than $2 billion into a car-sized rover and you’re ready to send it to explore Mars. But where exactly on Mars do you send it? Of course you want it and its controllers back here to be [...]


The geological history of New Zealand

The beautiful country of New Zealand has always been a land of nature and a land of immense natural diversity.  With its the glorious landscapes, stunning beaches, volcanoes and amazing mountains it has been impressing both travelers and geologists as well.  There has always been a question [...]