The pains and strains of a continental breakup in the media

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View of Australia’s western continental margin, looking eastwards from the Indian Ocean.

Congratulations to Dr Sascha Brune, Dr Simon Williams, Dr Nathan Butterworth, and Prof Dietmar Müller on their paper published in Nature earlier this week. The paper,  Abrupt plate accelerations shape rifted continental marginshas been picked up by the media across the globe.

See the list of media below:

Continents Split Up at the Same Speed Finger Nails Grow. And That’s Fast. - New York Times

Supercontinents tore apart 'like a thick piece of dough' - Cosmos Magazine

The pains and strains of a continental breakup - ScienceDaily

Scientists reveal mechanics of continental break-up - Business Standard

Continental tug-of-war - until the rope snaps - EurekAlert

Scientists reveal mechanics of continental break-up - Sify news

The pains and strains of a continental breakup - Phys.org

Scientists reveal mechanics of continental break-up - Yahoo News

Tauziehen der Kontinente, Erdteile brechen in zwei Geschwindigkeitsphasen auseinander - Spektrum.de

Kontinente zerreißen wie Brotteig - Scinexx

Scientists reveal mechanics of continental break-up - New Kerala

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