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Cornish volcanoes that were active hundreds of millions of years ago

You might find it hard to imagine, but Cornwall’s past includes barren deserts, terrifying prehistoric beasts, and volcanoes. Our county was once an active region of volcanism, and lava-spitting volcanic eruptions shaped the local landscape for millions of years to come. Although Britain’s last volcanoes are believed to have erupted around 60 million years ago, […]

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The main types of mountains – the ups and downs of the Earth

Mountains have always played a central role in human culture, but it is only recently that we have understood how they form and develop. To this day, these magnificent reliefs still hold many secrets. There are several ways to analyze and classify mountains depending on your science discipline. Here we will describe in detail some […]