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  • The mantle plume that is thought to have broken up the supercontinent Gondwanaland may have melted the bottom half of the Indian tectonic plate, facilitating its high-speed drift.

    • Katherine Anderson
    Research Highlights
  • Fossilized plant spores remain morphologically and chemically intact even through high-grade metamorphism.

    • Alicia Newton
    Research Highlights
  • Increased emissions of dimethyl sulphide by phytoplankton in a warmer world won't slow global warming.

    • Alex Thompson
    Research Highlights
  • Long growing seasons in a warmer world will not lead to carbon uptake in the terrestrial ecosystems of the Northern Hemisphere.

    • Alex Thompson
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  • Potassium-rich volcanism in the Sierra Nevada records the birth of a plate boundary rather than root removal.

    • Ninad Bondre
    Research Highlights
  • A unique plate interaction under eastern Japan poses an additional seismic risk for Tokyo and the surrounding region.

    • Katherine Anderson
    Research Highlights
  • Guatemalan lake sediments reveal decoupling of soil erosion rates from population density during ancient Maya settlement

    • Katherine Anderson
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  • Frequent summer dust storms over the Tibetan Plateau, originating from the Taklamakan desert, affect central Asian climate

    • Alicia Newton
    Research Highlights
  • 3He — a potential clean and safe energy source — is ∼30,000 times more abundant on the Moon's surface than on Earth

    • Ninad Bondre
    Research Highlights
  • Terrestrial vegetation and soils are an important source of methyl iodide, with emission rates comparable in magnitude to the oceans

    • Alex Thompson
    Research Highlights
  • Increased wind during Heinrich events resulted in well-mixed surface waters in the North Atlantic

    • Alicia Newton
    Research Highlights
  • The birth of the LUSI mud volcano in Java, Indonesia was probably triggered by the 27 May 2006 earthquake, which reactivated an existing fault

    • Ninad Bondre
    Research Highlights
  • Ungava Bay in northern Quebec has one of the world's largest tidal ranges owing to resonance effects

    • Alicia Newton
    Research Highlights
  • The Kohistan Island Arc in Pakistan was formed from more than one source of magma and in multiple stages

    • Ninad Bondre
    Research Highlights
  • In a warmer climate, the Pacific region are, on average, likely to move towards an El Niño-like state

    • Alex Thompson
    Research Highlights
  • Bacteria cause net CO2 uptake in the Amazon River plume

    • Alex Thompson
    Research Highlights
  • The presence of liquid water on the surfaces of Mars and Venus could be a key determinant for past occurrence of Earth-style plate tectonics on these planets

    • Ninad Bondre
    Research Highlights
  • Peat layers and Arctic forests may insulate permafrost from rising air temperatures

    • Alicia Newton
    Research Highlights
  • Rocks from New Zealand reveal four more warm spells following the Palaeocene-Eocene thermal maximum

    • Alicia Newton
    Research Highlights
  • Sea ice loss could help mitigate future slow-down of the thermohaline circulation

    • Alex Thompson
    Research Highlights