Stone Stories

Drugs hidden in blocks of marble from Mexico – Spanish police tracked down dealers

The gangsters had neatly milled cylinders out of the stone and then elaborately sealed them

Earthquakes generate a small but immediate change in gravity which can be measured before the destructive waves arrive somewhere else

The case is difficult as the quake also changes the density of the rocks for a short time so that the gravity oscillates to some extent in sync with the shock

Space salad: no soil needed for the „Veggie” chamber but plant pillows with clay like used on baseball fields

Nasa published research results about red romaine lettuce grown on board the International Space Station (ISS)

On the q.t.: in 2018, a giant underwater volcano formed offshore the Comoros archipelago between Africa and Madagascar

Scientists analyzed the emptying of a magma chamber of 3.4 cubic kilometers in about 30 km depth in the Earth mantle

In German concentration camps quarries were used for annihilation

Under Nazi-rule the German SS entertained its own building supplies trade

Study reveals how nodules can stay on top of the sediments at the bottom of the sea

The clumps of rare-earth and other critical elements are associated to deep-sea fauna / Growth of 10-20 mm in 1 million years

Is there a water cycle deep inside our planet?

Researchers have found that minerals can carry large quantities of water from the subduction zones into the Earth’s interior

Swedish researchers: The inscriptions on the Rök runestone are about people’s fear of weather extremes

The fight for survival during famines is the topic, not the fight of heroes in battle

Republished: „Stories in Stone. Travels Through Urban Geology“ by David B. Williams

We publish the book’s Chapter 3 which is about Robinson Jeffers’ famous Tor House built of rocks at the coast in Carmel, California

Hard as a rock? Maybe not, say bacteria that help form soil

Scientists show how bacteria can degrade solid bedrock, jump-starting the process that creates the mineral portion of soil

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