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Researcher journeys to the bottom of the Earth
November 15, 2010

The mountains of Antarctica, lying several thousand feet below the ice, as detected by radar.  Image courtesy of Michael Studinger, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

 


Geologist Jeff Vervoort with a 1.86-billion-year-old piece of gneiss he found near Clarkia, Idaho, typical of the rocks at the core of the ancient supercontinent of Rodinia.

Jeff Vervoort’s research is running hot and cold, in a good way.

Last week, he contributed to a paper in Science showing tropical rain forest biological diversity went up, not down, during a period of global … » More …