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Articles related to tectonics

Feature: Conditions for Creation
A sequence of the world’s oldest rocks in the depths of the Mariana Trench indicates that both plate tectonics and life may have commenced on Earth 4.4 billion years ago.
Browse: Microplate Discovery Dates Birth of Himalayas
Browse: What Set the Earth’s Plates in Motion? Browse: Tasmania’s Oldest Rocks Reveal North American Link
Browse: Mass Extinction Event When Australia Split from Antarctica
What came first: the kiwi or its enormous egg? Credit: Rod Morris Photography
Feature: Flight of the Kiwi
How did large flightless birds such as emus, ostriches and kiwis disperse around the globe? Surprisingly, it seems they flew everywhere.
Feature: Fool’s Gold & the Ascent of Man
Ancient samples of pyrite, or fool’s gold, have revealed the role of plate tectonics in bursts of evolution and mass extinction events. Did man ultimately originate from mega-mountains?
Feature: A Piece of North America Is Now in Queensland
Geologists have discovered rocks in northern Queensland that bear striking similarities to those found in North America, suggesting that part of northern Australia was actually part of North America 1.7 billion years ago.
Feature: Gassy Continents Balance the Carbon Budget
Carbon accumulated in the Earth’s upper mantle over billions of years may be 130 times more significant in controlling the climate than previously thought.
Browse: Tasmania’s North American Ancestry
Fossil File: Explorer’s Tragic Burden Transformed Geology
Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition sowed the first seeds of Gondwana.
Naked Skeptic: Darwin’s Aussie Epiphany
Long before he struck upon his theory of natural selection, Charles Darwin experienced a revelation while exploring the Blue Mountains.