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Continental Crust

The Continents Emerged Way Earlier Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.02.2015 | Science

The Earth's thick continental crust -- the rocky stuff that makes up the land masses on which we live -- may have risen from the oceans much earlier i...

Scientists Move Big Step Closer To Solving Mystery Of Earth's Continents

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.03.2015 | Science

How did Earth's continents form? That's one of geoscience's deepest mysteries, but now researchers may be a big step closer to solving it -- after gai...

Here's What You Didn't Know About Plate Tectonics

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.19.2015 | Science

Even grade schoolers know that the Earth's crust is made up of tectonic plates, continent-sized chunks of rock that drift around our planet's surface ...

Scientists Create ‘Treasure Map' Of Earth's Oldest Water

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science

Scientists have long known that pockets of ancient water exist deep beneath Earth’s surface. But first-of-its-kind new research that shows where the...

Ancient Diamonds Aren't Exactly Diamonds

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 12.30.2013 | Science

Evidence of Earth's first continents — 4.3-billion-year-old "diamonds" — are actually just fragments of polishing grit, a new study finds. In 200...