TECTONIC TIMETABLE Plate tectonics will grind to a halt in a few billion years, researchers predict. A computer simulation calculated how heat flows through a planet’s interior, including this snapshot during a period of active plate tectonics.
C. O’Neill et al/Phys. Earth Plan. Int. 2016
Pollution from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill rained down on the seafloor for months after the leak was patched, new research shows.
OIL PROGNOSTICATOR Geophysicist Marion King Hubbert’s decades-old prediction that U.S. oil production would peak and rapidly decline remains relevant to modern problems, a new book on Hubbert’s life asserts.