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If she was right, the valley might be a rift where molten material came up from below, forming new crust and pushing the ocean floor apart — evidence that could support continental drift.
MARIE THARP’S GROUNDBREAKING MAPS BROUGHT THE SEAFLOOR TO THE WORLDBETSY MASONJANUARY 13, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Holmes admitted he had no data to back up the idea, and the geology community remained largely unconvinced of continental drift.
HOW THE EARTH-SHAKING THEORY OF PLATE TECTONICS WAS BORNCAROLYN GRAMLINGJANUARY 13, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The move highlights the increasing dominance of conservative punditry at a network that positioned itself at its founding as a “fair and balanced” alternative to what it saw as a liberal drift in other media.
FOX NEWS OVERHAULS DAILY SCHEDULE, MOVING NEWS ANCHOR MARTHA MACCALLUM TO MAKE WAY FOR OPINION EXPANSIONJEREMY BARRJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Because wind can build drifts of deep snow over holes, effectively hiding them from view, using a pole as a probe to detect divots can be a lifesaver in deep and uneven snowpack.
HOW TO BUILD SNOWSHOES ON THE FLY—AND 4 OTHER TIPS FOR SURVIVING DEEP SNOWBY TIM MACWELCH/OUTDOOR LIFEJANUARY 5, 2021POPULAR SCIENCE
Residents continue to complain of drift from aerial spraying and heavy sediment pollution into Nehalem Bay, home to clams, Dungeness crab and runs of chinook and coho salmon.
TIMBER TAX CUTS COST OREGON TOWNS BILLIONS. THEN POLLUTED WATER DROVE UP THE PRICE.BY TONY SCHICK, OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING, AND ROB DAVIS, THE OREGONIAN/OREGONLIVEJANUARY 1, 2021PROPUBLICA
Whole ecosystems evolve through random “ecological drift,” much as genetic drift influenced the frequency of traits.
HOW NEUTRAL THEORY ALTERED IDEAS ABOUT BIODIVERSITYCHRISTIE WILCOXDECEMBER 8, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
To complicate things further, the spacecraft experienced hard-to-predict drifts in its trajectory due to sublimely ethereal forces from the uneven thermal radiation coming from its plutonium-filled electrical generator.
WE NEVER KNOW EXACTLY WHERE WE’RE GOING IN OUTER SPACE - ISSUE 92: FRONTIERSCALEB SCHARFNOVEMBER 4, 2020NAUTILUS
Something came up between me and Lyn—and I drifted, and kept drifting.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
To-morrow—a crippled veteran, and after that a pensioner drifting fast into a garrulous dotage.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
As there was not now a breath of wind, we were entirely at the mercy of the stream, and began drifting back.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER

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