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How Did Dinosaurs Evolve Into Birds?
How Did Dinosaurs Evolve Into Birds?

Comparison between the air sacs of Majungasaurus and a bird (duck) Tohoku University researchers and their international collaborator...

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The Different Beryl Varieties with Photos
The Different Beryl Varieties with Photos

Varieties of Bery: Emerald, Aquamarine, Morganite, Bixbite, and Heliodorl.  Jeff Scovil photo Beryl: The Gem Mineral of Emerald, Aquam...

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The birth and death of a tectonic plate
The birth and death of a tectonic plate

Cross-sectional view of Earth, showing mantle, convection currents, and plate motion Several hundred miles off the Pacific Northwest c...

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How Do You Grow Such Beautiful Copper and Silver Crystals?
How Do You Grow Such Beautiful Copper and Silver Crystals?

First we start with an electrolytic refining cell. This kind of cell is generally used to refine silver, copper, and gold. But during...

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Researchers discover hottest lavas erupted in 2.5 billion years
Researchers discover hottest lavas erupted in 2.5 billion years

X-ray chemical maps of olivines of the Tortugal Suite that record extremely hot crystallization temperatures. Image taken from research p...

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Meet The Rarest Natural Element on Earth
Meet The Rarest Natural Element on Earth

This sample of uranite contains a vanishingly small amount of astatine. Image adapted with permission from Prof James Marshall's (U. ...

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What Is the Difference Between Moonstone and Opalite?
What Is the Difference Between Moonstone and Opalite?

Moonstone left and Opalite on the right. Photo: InVogueJewelry It's really pretty easy to tell if something is Opalite---which i...

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Aerial Pictures Show North American and European Tectonic Plates in Iceland Pulling Apart
Aerial Pictures Show North American and European Tectonic Plates in Iceland Pulling Apart

The dramatic terrain - the join between two tectonic plates - is popular with tourists who can explore the natural wonder on land and u...

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Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinction
Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinction

These are Ordovician-Silurian marine fossils Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extin...

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