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The 'egg carton' stromatolites at the Trendall Reserve are among the oldest known structures regarded as biogenic in origin.  Photo courtesy of dmp.wa.gov.au
New fossils show life on Earth at least 3.7bn years old

Life on Earth is even older than we though - fossils dating back a staggering 3.7 billion years have been discovered.

New fossils show life on Earth at least 3.7bn years old
Cambridge University Professor James Jackson. Photo courtesy of radiotochka.kz
Devastating earthquake in Kazakhstan both distant and imminent: Cambridge Professor

Almaty city in southern Kazakhstan should study active seismic faults to be better prepared for a new devastating earthquake that is "more likely to happen than not".

Devastating earthquake in Kazakhstan both distant and imminent: Cambridge Professor
Strong earthquake shakes western Iran: US monitors
Strong earthquake shakes western Iran: US monitors

A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck western Iran on Monday, the US Geological survey which monitors quakes worldwide reported.

Strong earthquake shakes western Iran: US monitors
Strong quake shakes Mexico
Strong quake shakes Mexico

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico and the nation's capital early Saturday, two days after a similar temblor rattled the country.

Strong quake shakes Mexico
A woman gestures next to a patient evacuated from the hospital following an earthquake in Chiang Rain in northern Thailand. ©Reuters/Stringer
One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake: official

An elderly woman died and 23 other people were injured after a strong earthquake shook northern Thailand, an official said Tuesday, as aftershocks continued to rattle the mountainous region popular with tourists.

One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake: official
The star on the map shows the location of a 6.7 magnitude earthquake reported off Vancouver Island in Canada. Photo courtesy of latimes.com
Strong 6.6 earthquake strikes off Canada's Vancouver island: USGS

An earthquake measuring 6.6 struck late Wednesday off Canada's Vancouver island in the Pacific, the US Geological Survey said.

Strong 6.6 earthquake strikes off Canada's Vancouver island: USGS
Powerful quake rattles Mexico
Powerful quake rattles Mexico

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico's capital and Pacific coast on Friday, shaking buildings, bringing down walls and prompting people to rush into the street.

Powerful quake rattles Mexico
Greenland. ©Reuters/Michael Studinger
Preglacial landscape found deep under Greenland ice

US geologists said Thursday they have uncovered a preglacial tundra landscape preserved for 2.7 million years far below the Greenland ice sheet.

Preglacial landscape found deep under Greenland ice
©Reuters/Henry Romero
Mass extinction happened fast: study

Something wiped out nearly all life on Earth more than 250 million years ago, and whatever unleashed this mass die-off acted much faster than previously thought.

Mass extinction happened fast: study
Kefalonia, Greece. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Strong earthquake rattles Greek island

A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the Greek island of Cephalonia in the Ionian Sea early Monday, the the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

Strong earthquake rattles Greek island
Land bulge clue to aviation threat from volcanoes
Land bulge clue to aviation threat from volcanoes

Bulging in land that occurs before a volcano erupts points to how much ash will be spewed into the sky, providing a useful early warning for aviation.

Land bulge clue to aviation threat from volcanoes
Magma clue to Earth's super-volcanoes
Magma clue to Earth's super-volcanoes

Geologists on Sunday reported insights into super-volcanoes, the brooding, enigmatic giants of Earth's crust whose eruptions are as catastrophic as they are rare.

Magma clue to Earth's super-volcanoes
A boring rig. Photo © Ria Novosti
40 subsurface use contracts to be terminated in Kazakhstan

Around 40 contracts on subsurface use will be terminated in Kazakhstan by the end of the year.

40 subsurface use contracts to be terminated in Kazakhstan
Galym Nurzhanov. Photo courtesy of KazGeologia
Kazakhstan not aware of its subsurface contents

Up to now some core samples are send abroad as Kazakhstan is still facing shortage of duly certified laboratories that would meet the applicable international standards.

Kazakhstan not aware of its subsurface contents
©RIA Novosti
Eurasia geological project costs $500 million

Implementation of Eurasia project of onshore and offshore exploration of deep horizons of the pre-Caspian basin will require $500 million.

Eurasia geological project costs $500 million
©REUTERS
Kazakhstan to spend $1 billion on geological exploration

Kazakhstan is planing to invest 164 billion tenge in geological exploration before 2019.

Kazakhstan to spend $1 billion on geological exploration
Photo courtesy of newswhip.com
Monster volcano is one of the biggest in Solar System

Geologists on Thursday announced they had uncovered a stupendous volcano that is the biggest in the world and rivals the greatest in the Solar System.

Monster volcano is one of the biggest in Solar System
Scientists may have found Brazilian 'Atlantis'
Scientists may have found Brazilian 'Atlantis'

Brazilian geologists announced the discovery, 1,500 kilometers (900 miles) from Rio, of what could be part of the continent submerged when the Atlantic Ocean was formed.

Scientists may have found Brazilian 'Atlantis'
Charyn canyon a large canyon in southeastern Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of kazgeo.kz
40 Geological Parks could be opened in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan researches are going to open 40 geological parks in Kazakhstan, where the Earth’s geological history can be traced visually.

40 Geological Parks could be opened in Kazakhstan
©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan mulls to restore geological research

Kazakhstan Minister of Industry and New Technologies talked about the measures to revive geological research to be taken until 2030.

Kazakhstan mulls to restore geological research
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