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New Plate Adds Plot Twist to Ancient Tectonic Tale

A microplate discovered off the west coast of Ecuador adds another piece to Earth’s tectonic puzzle, according to Rice University scientists. Researchers led by Rice...
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Plate Tectonics Go to the Core

The heat from Earth's core has a significant effect on tectonic plate movement. The new research challenges the previous school of thought that movement of...