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Evan Staples

January 25, 2022 12:19 PM
"I knew I wanted to study something that could keep me active, traveling and in nature, and seeing my father doing that sparked a genuine interest in me about geology."
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Mariah Hoskins

January 25, 2022 12:02 PM
"I knew I wanted to study something that could keep me active, traveling and in nature, and seeing my father doing that sparked a genuine interest in me about geology."
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Student Spotlight: Javier Matos

November 01, 2021 01:09 PM
"I knew I wanted to study something that could keep me active, traveling and in nature, and seeing my father doing that sparked a genuine interest in me about geology."
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Stunning Images of Iceland Volcano Captured by BYU Geology Professor

November 01, 2021 11:29 AM
Although she's trekked up volcanoes worldwide, a 2021 trip to Iceland proved to be a once-in-a-lifetime event for BYU geological sciences professor Jani Radebaugh.
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Student Spotlight: Richard Williams

October 29, 2021 03:57 PM
"As a kid, my father would take us around looking for semi-precious stones because he makes jewelry and does lapidary. Being around these rocks started my curiosity and since then I have been interested in the Earth."
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Hawaiian minerals increasing lung infection rates on the islands, BYU study finds

December 02, 2020 02:00 PM
If you have severe asthma, underlying pulmonary conditions or are immunocompromised, Hawaii's atmosphere may not be the place for you.
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How are local dry lakes impacting air quality and human health?

December 09, 2019 09:23 AM
New research from BYU’s geological sciences department found that about 90 percent of dust in Utah’s Wasatch Front comes from the west desert, an area that was once covered by the prehistoric Lake Bonneville but that is now a dried lakebed.
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BYU researchers dig up ways to improve Utah Lake

August 01, 2019 01:08 PM
Researchers at BYU examined the sediment content of Utah Lake and its connection to toxic cyanobacteria
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Dust storms on Saturn’s largest moon: what can they tell us about Earth’s dunes?

October 08, 2018 10:00 PM
The images showed three unusual brightenings over fields of dunes near the equator of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Captured by the Cassini spacecraft, the images provided a glimpse of an environmental phenomenon only otherwise seen on Earth and Mars: dust storms.
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Scientists reveal the secrets behind Pluto's dunes 

May 30, 2018 10:00 PM
An international team of scientists have discovered a series of dunes on Pluto — a finding that indicates the planet's surface is younger and more dynamic than previously thought.

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The extraordinary geological adventures of Hannah Bonner

April 19, 2018 10:00 PM
While at BYU, Hannah Bonner led the BYU Mars Rover science team, published a book with maps of prehistoric Utah, studied landslide risks near the Three Gorges Dam in China and researched toxic algae blooms in Utah Lake.

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BYU profs discover Moabosaurus in excavations from Utah's 'gold mine'

April 12, 2017 10:00 PM
Meet Utah’s newly discovered dinosaur, Moabosaurus utahensis, whose past offers insights into the state’s ancient history.

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BYU scientist finds a towering mountain on an earth-like moon

March 28, 2016 10:00 PM
Jani Radebaugh discovered a mountain nearly as tall as Mt. Timpanogos on Saturn's largest moon, adding to a string of recent discoveries that show Titan is the most earth-like object in the solar system. 

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Sand dunes swallowing Anakin Skywalker’s hometown

July 29, 2013 10:00 PM
New research describes a fast-moving sand dune in Tunisia that is spilling onto the streets of the Star Wars set used to portray Anakin Skywalker’s childhood home.

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Hawaiian Islands are dissolving, study says

December 18, 2012 10:00 PM
Someday, Oahu’s Koolau and Waianae mountains will be reduced to nothing more than a flat, low-lying island like Midway.

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Himalayan glaciers will shrink even if temperatures hold steady

November 14, 2012 10:00 PM
Come rain or shine, or even snow, some glaciers of the Himalayas will continue shrinking for many years to come.

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Geologists bring Antarctic ice cores to campus

March 04, 2012 10:00 PM
BYU student Jessica Williams spent Christmas morning alone in a tent pitched in the depths of Antarctica, waiting out a four-day snowstorm by re-reading the Harry Potter series.

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What the locals ate 10,000 years ago

August 22, 2010 10:00 PM
If you had a dinner invitation in Utah’s Escalante Valley almost 10,000 years ago, you would have come just in time to try a new menu item: mush cooked from the flour of milled sage brush seeds.

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Oasis near Death Valley fed by ancient aquifer under Nevada Test Site, study shows

June 01, 2010 10:00 PM
A new Brigham Young University study indicates that water arriving at Ash Meadows in Death Valley is completing a 15,000-year journey, flowing slowly underground from what is now the Nevada Test Site.

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Abydosaurus: New dinosaur discovered head-first, for a change

February 22, 2010 10:00 PM
A team of paleontologists has discovered a new dinosaur species they’re calling Abydosaurus, which belongs to the group of gigantic, long-necked, long-tailed, four-legged, plant-eating dinosaurs such as Brachiosaurus.

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