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  • Geologists challenge conventional view of Earth’s continental history, stability with new study

    Portriat of researcher Lijun Liu

    Illinois geology professor Lijun Liu led a study that challenges today’s leading theories regarding continental history and stability.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Lijun Liu, call 217-300-0378; email

    The paper “Secular craton evolution due to cyclic deformation of its dense mantle lithosphere” is available online. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-023-01203-5