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Diamonds pinpoint start of colliding continents

Optical photomicrograph of a sulfide-inclusion-bearing rough diamond from Botswana. Jewelers abhor diamond impurities, but they are a bonanza for scientists. Safely encased in the super-hard diamond, impurities are unaltered, ancient minerals that can tell the story of Earth’s distant past. … Continue reading

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Some islands started in diamond-bearing regions under continents

The authors of a new paper believe that raw materials for diamonds and certain unusual oceanic islands come from the same places. From right to left: 1) ocean crust subducts into earth’s mantle deep under a continent; 2) the carbon-rich … Continue reading

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Plastic ‘continents’: Is there a way out?

8 Million Tons of plastic is dumped at sea each year. Becoming 5 massive gyres that pollute the oceans for decades ! Plastic “continents” are not static. Based on the oceanic circulation modelling work conducted in the Pacific, the IRD … Continue reading

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