“I guess,” he says, voice soft. He bites his lip; he’s known Stiles for three years now but Stiles still makes him nervous. “Are you doing what you like, if I may be so bold as to ask?”
Stiles stops, laying a hand on his shoulder. It’s warm and burns even through Derek’s multiple layers. He’s not sure if he’s imagining the callouses of Stiles’ hand or if they’re real.
“My Prince,” Stiles says, voice stern. Derek snaps his eyes up to meet Stiles; he can count the number of times Stiles has addressed him by his title on one hand. “There’s nothing you could ask me that I wouldn’t give.”
I call this: Isaac is a loser and is a sucker for medieval AU and nerd!Derek
eastern Mediterranean Sea contains the world’s oldest oceanic
crust still in place at the bottom of the sea, according to a paper
published today online in Nature Geoscience by a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher.
Geologists have found that most oceanic crust is less than 200
million years old but Dr. Roi Granot, a member of the Department of
Geological and Environmental Sciences at BGU, says the crust in the
Herodotus Basin, the deepest part of the SE Mediterranean Sea, could be
as much as 340 million years old.
The image shows plate reconstruction
maps at 360, 340 and 320 million years ago (bottom left to upper right),
at around the time when the Pangaea Supercontinent completed its
formation and a new ocean was formed in the now eastern Mediterranean.
Reconstruction by Roi Granot
Granot used magnetic data to analyze the structure of the crust in
the Herodotus Basin, and writes in his research paper that the rocks are
characterized by magnetic stripes — the hallmark of oceanic crust
formed at a mid-ocean ridge.
As magma at a mid-ocean ridge axis cools, magnetic minerals in the
newly forming rocks align with the direction of Earth’s magnetic field.
Changes in the magnetic field’s orientation over time are recorded in
the ocean floors, creating a unique barcode that provides a time stamp
for crust formation.
Granot used this principle to identify skewed patterns in the
magnetic stripes and thus date the oceanic crust in the Herodotus Basin.
He suggests that the crust might be a remnant of the ancient Tethys
Ocean, which existed long before the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. If
correct, this implies the ocean formed much earlier than previously
maya felt like she’d waited in the longest line of her life just to board the ride entitled ‘ring of fire.’ given the heat she’d endured in the queue, the name certainly seemed appropriate. as she strapped herself into the seat, maya turned to the person next to her and said, “god, i’m so excited. i’ve never ridden this one before.”