Gemstones and Plate Tectonics
June 18, 2013 | Geology
A recent article in Geology explains how the global distributions of jadeite and ruby are strongly associated with certain types of plate boundaries.
When Did Plate Tectonics Begin?
May 27, 2013 | Speaking of Geoscience
An interesting essay titled: "When did Plate Tectonics begin on Earth, and what came before?" by Robert J. Stern has been posted on the Speaking of Geoscience blog.
Reading the Scrolls of Herculaneum
December 29, 2013 | BBC
A small library of scrolls scorched by the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius, could be the greatest treasure unearthed at Herculaneum - but "reading" them is incredibly difficult.
Related: Vesuvius: Eruptions and Plate Tectonics