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Deep Italian cave provides clues for how to detect life on Mars


 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- What can a massive cave in Italy tell us about life on Mars and other planets? According to new research by Penn State scientists, a whole lot. In work published in ... read more

Imperial Barrel Award Team heads to Salt Lake City for Finals


 Congratulations to the Eastern Regional IBA Team. They will be heading to the finals in Salt Lake City. read more

Connection of sea level and groundwater missing link in climate response


A'ndrea Elyse Messer April 2, 2018   UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — About 250 million years ago, when the Earth had no ice caps and the water around the equator was too hot for... read more

Wider coverage of satellite data better detects magma supply to volcanoes


David Kubarek March 28, 2018   UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Using satellite imaging, Penn State researchers for the first time identified a major magma supply into a reservoir extending almost two... read more

EMS graduate programs among nation’s best in recent U.S. News rankings


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools, Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) has highly ranked programs in the both... read more