Stone Stories

Mount Etna’s southeastern flank is slowly sliding into the sea

Within a period of 8 days, it moved by 4 cm seawards and subsided by 1 cm / A collapse could trigger a tsunami in he region

At the Palu earthquake in Indonesia, soil liquefaction caused serious damage

Due to the forces of the seismic shocks, the sandy ground got liquid and engulfed all that it had carried before

50 years ago: dismantling and relocating the stone temples of Abu Simbel

The giant statues once carved from a sandstone hill had to be cut into thousands of blocks using the quarry technology of the 1960ies

Landslides resulting from human activity have increased over time

Most were caused by construction, illegal hillcutting and illegal mining often combined with heavy rainfall

Kidney stones grow similar to mineralization that leads to coral reefs

Different from was thought before, they have layers with many components that grow and dissolve

Archaeologists find earliest and largest monumental cemetery in eastern Africa in Kenya

Relict of an egalitarian society, without a stratified social hierarchy which has been believed to be necessary for early complex societies

Limpets know about the state of their stone-like shells and are capable to repair the lime, in case of damage

„These simple marine organisms can react in a very subtle and clever way,“ a Trinity College Dublin scientist says

Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo in part caused by Indonesian volcano Tambora’s eruption, scientist says

Electrically charged volcanic ash short-circuited Earth’s atmosphere in 1815, causing global poor weather

The Alps grow an average of 1.8 mm in height and move to the northeast at a speed of up to 1.3 mm

For the first time, a computer model illustrates the dynamics of the mountains from the Maritime Alps all the way to Slovenia

Sculpting in Taiwan – now and again nature adds a touch of its own

German artist and sculptor Tobel experienced the forces of nature first hand on the geologically active island

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