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Lava flows reveal clues to magnetic field reversals

September 25, 2008

Ancient lava flows are guiding a better understanding of what generates and controls the Earth's magnetic field - and what may drive it to occasionally reverse direction.

Facility gives geology department new dimension

April 28, 2008

A geoscience visualization lab that opened last week in Weeks Hall will add a new dimension to geology research and education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Geology professor drills into earth-shaking questions

January 30, 2008

Two months aboard an ocean-going ship might sound like a luxurious vacation. With 16-hour workdays amid the clamorous hubbub of an industrial drilling rig, however, Harold Tobin’s recent voyage was far from relaxing. Tobin, an associate professor in the geology department, sailed last fall into the western Pacific in a quest to peer into the heart of one of the most active earthquake zones on the planet.

Arsenic contamination lacks one-size-fits-all remedy

December 10, 2007

Though a worldwide problem, arsenic contamination of drinking water does not have a universal solution, recent work by UW–Madison researchers has shown.

Synthetic garnets made by Chancellor Wiley displayed at Geology Museum

July 24, 2007

In a small, freestanding case near the entrance of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Geology Museum, you might notice a familiar name next to two faintly yellow gems.

Recent sightings: Science learning with a big bang

July 15, 2007

A group of high school students from the univeristy’s Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) react to the big…

Curiosities: If we think the continents were at some point all connected, how did they separate?

May 11, 2007

Question submitted by Abbie Stroup, seventh grader at Sennett Middle School.