Stone Stories

Above the US, this year’s Perseid meteor shower will have its peak in the night from August 11 to 12, in the pre-morning hours

It is caused by the tail of the comet Swift-Tuttle, through which our planet flies every year and whose particles burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere

New construction of the Albula Tunnel in the Swiss Alps: at 1192 m driving, the rock is like a “paste and floating” for 21 m

Even 110 years after the 1st tube through the mountain, the challenges for the engineers are still great

Most of Stonehenge’s large boulders called “sarsens” have their origin in West Woods, Wiltshire, 25 km away

New findings by analysis of the stones’ chemical composition / The smaller so called “Bluestones” forming the inner circle come from Wales

Germany’s largest ever stony meteorite identified in Blaubeuren in the South of the country

A stonemason from Swabia with his diamond saw was needed to cut the celestial body

Enhanced weathering of milled rocks could indeed remove CO2 from the atmosphere – but there are limits to the feasibility

Research shows that the procedure could only be a small contribution and would require strong pricing of greenhouse gas emissions

Restless Earth: scientists find out that the Eifel volcanic region in Germany remains seismically active

There is no danger, but measurements show an uplift and stretching in the ground / Until now it was believed that volcanism there was a thing of the past

Glass fiber cables can make a superb network to measure e.g., underwater seismic activity or glacier motion

In studies at several universities, light pulses are sent through optical cables to measure deformations in sections of the fibers caused by changes in the surroundings

After the assassination of Caesar, a volcanic eruption in Alaska caused a worldwide weather anomaly which contributed to the end of the Roman Republic

For a few years, there were crop failures, famine, and disease exacerbating social unrest and around the Mediterranean

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