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Earth tectonic diagram

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.

Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Pollution from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill rained down on the seafloor for months after the leak was patched, new research shows.

Marion Hubbert

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.

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