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Fossils show recovery from extinction event helped shape evolutionary history


Matthew Carroll March 27, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ancient sea-floor dwellers are providing new clues about how mass extinctions steer life’s evolutionary history, according to scientists.... read more

Research predicts size, magnitude, timing of lab earthquakes


David Kubarek March 11, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For the first time, the magnitude, time and duration of earthquakes in a laboratory setting were predicted by a team of researchers from Penn... read more

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Lets make sure you are not missing out on all the great things happening in the department and at the university!! You can update your contact information by contacting: The Department of... read more

Coda waves reveal carbon dioxide storage plume


A'ndrea Elyse Messer February 26, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pumping carbon dioxide into the ground to remove it from the atmosphere is one way to lower greenhouse gases, but keeping track of... read more

Strategic Plan seed grant advancing immersive learning experiences at Penn State


David KubarekFebruary 07, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Imagine a world where space and time do not matter, where it’s possible to witness critical events in the history of the Earth and humankind,... read more