Earth's Inner Core is Doing Something Weird
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August 19, 20193 min read, 502 words

Earth's Inner Core is Doing Something WeirdEarth's Inner Core is Doing Something Weird

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Published: August 19, 2019  |  3 min read, 502 words
On September 27, 1971, a nuclear bomb exploded on Russia’s Novaya Zemlya islands. The powerful blast sent waves rippling so deep inside Earth they ricocheted off the inner core, pinging an array of hundreds of mechanical ears some 4,000 miles away in the Montana wilderness. Three...
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August 20, 2019
An excellent article from a credible outlet. Well-sourced and well-written. Additionally, the reader will find that the author does a commendable job conveying complex concepts and processes in terms easily accessible to the layman. A worthwhile read in every respect, particularly for those inclined toward the subject matter and/or science topics in general.
August 20, 2019
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Well Sourced
August 21, 2019
A well-sourced article on an interesting topic with a terrible click-bait title and contrived narrative. The Earth's core is not doing anything weird, scientists are just working to understand how it behaves. The title and general tone of the article make it sound like something sinister is happening. It's not. Everything is normal. The subject matter is great but this narrative style does not suit the National Geographic.
August 21, 2019
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Balanced
August 22, 2019
This is a well-researched article, with the author being able to explain scientific research in terms understandable to non-specialists. The author makes the point to speak to many different sources, in this case geologists, and attempts to give a balanced view of the various explanations researchers offer for their differing findings. The different explanations are more or less given equal weight and arguments for and against them are offered too. The author stresses the uncertainty which still remains within the field and quotes another researcher's opinion on why this is the case. Unfortunately, the title is sensationalistic and does not give an accurate representation of the article's content. Earth's core is not suddenly "doing something weird", but rather we do not understand Earth's core fully yet.
August 22, 2019
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Great Context
August 22, 2019
I enjoyed this article, it's displaying arguments from civil disagreements of how to interpret the data.
August 22, 2019
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Well Sourced
September 20, 2019
Inerestring article that also touches on what the skeptics says about the data.
September 20, 2019
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Well Sourced
August 22, 2019
Amazing article that dives deep in the mysteries of the earth and explores the current leading theories around the speed of revolution of the Earth's core. Well sourced and critically discussed.
August 22, 2019
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Well Sourced
August 20, 2019
An incredibly well sourced article, answering many questions readers might have about the new findings implications. The author is honest about how little is known at this time, and does well not to speculate or over sensationalize the story.
August 20, 2019
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