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Geology

Scientists rewrite the history of an ancient region

Origins of ancient Chinese landscape revealed by new study. Could hold important information on climate change.

Drilling the world's hottest geothermal well

There is an infinite amount of energy lying right beneath our feet. It is a renewable and stable energy source – free of CO2 emissions. Researchers will now drill deep into the Earth to extract it.

Earthquakes may have formed Southern Denmark’s landscape

The earth beneath Southern Denmark shook after the last age and created the landscape we see today, new research shows.

Mega volcanoes caused earthquakes in the UK and Denmark

Geologists used to think that a massive meteorite strike 201 million years ago had left its mark in rock formations in England but new research points to extreme volcanic eruptions as the actual culprit.

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.