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Gold deposits found in Denmark

Ice Age rivers have deposited gold in gravel pits throughout Denmark, says geologist.

Diamonds found in Sweden

Researchers have found tiny diamonds in Snasahögarna in Jämtland. They offer new insight into the region's geologic story.

Archaeology without a shovel

Modern archaeologists send radio waves into the earth to find unknown cultural heritage.

Ice age water found under the Baltic Sea and Kattegat

For the first time ever researchers have drilled deep into the seabed under Kattegat and the Baltic Sea. The drillings have revealed that hidden under the sea there is freshwater that could date back to the ice age.

The music of earthquakes

Guess what happens when you introduce a composer to a geologist.

Little valley – a giant battery?

A new explanation has been given for the eerie floating orbs of light observed in Hessdalen in Norway. An Italian engineer thinks the valley could be acting as a colossal battery. But a Norwegian physicist is not exactly electrified by the clarity of this answer.

Volcano opened the ocean

A volcanic eruption deep in the mantle forewarned the start of the formation of the Atlantic Ocean between Norway and Greenland.

Geoscience goes down better without the jargon

A stone stemming from magma can be designated as igneous, but it could also be called spotted. A child might find learning geology as hard as a rock – given even a fraction of its formal terminology – or easy as pie if a few ordinary concepts are applied.

Finding the roots of earthquakes

By using old records kept by the ancient Romans and medieval Italian monks, a team of geologists have brought to light the roots of earthquake-prone faults.

Research centre working on recipe for habitable planet

Danish scientists are trying to develop a ’recipe’ for habitable planets. They hope to be able to predict where in our galaxy we should look for potentially habitable planets. The odds of finding life on other planets are extremely high, they say.