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Fossil carbon burned by asteroid impact contributed to dinosaur extinction


An asteroid impact 66 million years ago may have released trillions of pounds of partially burned fossil carbon into Earth’s upper atmosphere as a cloud of black soot, significantly contributing to... read more

After an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, ocean microbes helped life rebound


By Katherine KorneiSep. 15, 2020 , 11:50 AM Never underestimate pond scum. The asteroid impact that killed most of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago also created conditions for ocean microbes to... read more

Students work to educate Pennsylvanians about benefits of renewable energy


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State students are working virtually on the Pennsylvania Solar Center’s Renew PA Works campaign in an effort to educate Pennsylvanians about the benefits of renewable... read more

Wauthier awarded NSF CAREER award to investigate volcanic flank instability


Christelle Wauthier, associate professor of geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, received a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award from the National Science... read more

Geoscientist's professorship to drive research on landscapes, hazards


Roman DiBiase won’t soon forget the name of an early mentor when he began his career at Penn State in 2014. He was recently named the Rudy L. Slingerland Early Career Professor of Geosciences, a... read more