Last week’s deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia dominates, but there’s room for a light-hearted look at the result of the Mineral Cup.
Deep space and deep time have things to teach us, both about Earth processes and about the origin of life.
This week we look at two key connections between different parts of the Earth system — how a hurricane appears on a seismogram, and how volcanoes influence the atmosphere.
Shallow earthquakes that cause damage, deep earthquakes that cause none…oh, and a few minerals, and the end of Kilauea’s eruption. All are in the roundup this week.
This week’ digest looks at what happens if plate tectonics stops, and considers what we can learn about minerals from a Twitter game.