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This road in Iceland runs down the fault line where the Eurasian continental plate meet the North American continental plate. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/watz/519498840/">Marius Watz</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
This road in Iceland runs down the fault line where the Eurasian continental plate meet the North American continental plate. Photo: Marius Watz, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Natural Selections: Continental Drift

The theory of continental drift--the idea that the continents are islands of rock adrift on the earth's molten core--first gained acceptance in the 1960s. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about the consequences of their extreme slow motion collisions--earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  Go to full article

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