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Historic shipwrecks could be preserved in the Antarctic

Shipworms − molluscs that bore into wood − shun Antarctic waters. This suggests that sunken ships from polar exploration history might be found in near pristine shape.

On the road with a geology app

“Are we there yet?” The road trip is wearing out the family. How about downloading the app GeoTreat and learning about our country’s oldest history?

Blowing a slope into place

Research scientists have developed a new method for stabilising areas with difficult soil mechanics.

Danish pollen reveals new interglacial period

New analysis of rare Danish soil layers reveals a hitherto unknown temperate period during the Ice Age.

Surprisingly few major Ice Ages in southwest Greenland

The waters off southwest Greenland have escaped extremely large and thick ice sheets during most of the Ice Ages, new research reveals.

Arctic research on the rise

With an increased interest in the natural resources of the Arctic, geologists are increasingly drawn to research on the archipelago of Svalbard.

Bacteria thrive at the bottom of the Mariana Trench

Scientists have found bacteria in one of the world’s most hostile and extreme environments 11 km below sea level.

Live bacteria found deep below the seabed

Scientists have found live microbial communities in the earth’s crust deep below the seabed. The discovery may affect our conception of Earth's orbit.

Enamoured with eclogite

This attractive rock was formed under extremely high pressure up to 100 kilometres down in the Earth’s crust, several hundred million years ago.

Soil bacteria can clean your drinking water

Bacteria that occur naturally in soil can effectively reduce the amounts of the pesticide residue BAM in drinking water.