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Geologist discovers Whirlwinds of crystals called gravel devils in Andes mountains
Geologist discovers Whirlwinds of crystals called gravel devils in Andes mountains

After the gravel devils move the gypsum, some of it clumps together when exposed to groundwater. Credit Kathleen Benison Large hunks ...

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Scientists Discover How Bacteria Changes Ions Into Gold
Scientists Discover How Bacteria Changes Ions Into Gold

Special 'nugget-producing' bacteria may hold the key to more efficient processing of gold ore, mine tailings and recycled elect...

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Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Antarctica's Blood Falls
Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Antarctica's Blood Falls

Blood Falls in Antarctica Century-old mystery of Antarctica's Blood Falls SOLVED When Antarctic explorers first discovered a...

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Ancient anthropod with gnarly claws discovered in Burgess Shale
Ancient anthropod with gnarly claws discovered in Burgess Shale

Researchers in Canada have found a new species that points to how modern species like millipedes, crabs, insects and others came to be. T...

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Humans in California 130,000 Years Ago?
Humans in California 130,000 Years Ago?

Two mastodon femur balls, one face up and one face down, are among the remains found at the Cerutti site in San Diego. PHOTOGRAPH BY SAN D...

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Study: Early organic carbon got deep burial in mantle
Study: Early organic carbon got deep burial in mantle

This schematic depicts the efficient deep subduction of organic (reduced) carbon, a process that could have locked significant amounts of...

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What Causes the Color Phenomena of Blue Amber?
What Causes the Color Phenomena of Blue Amber?

Dominican blue amber. The greenish blue color observed in some amber from the Dominican Republic and Indonesia is actually fluorescenc...

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What is Unique About Chanthaburi Sapphire?
What is Unique About Chanthaburi Sapphire?

Chanthaburi Sapphire. Credit: Vincent Pardieu-GIA Thailand has been a leader in the global corundum trade since the 1950s. Bangkok an...

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A Massive Lake of Molten Carbon The Size of Mexico is Discovered Under The US
A Massive Lake of Molten Carbon The Size of Mexico is Discovered Under The US

Scientists uncovered a huge reservoir of molten carbon situated under the Western US, 217 miles (350km) beneath the Earth's surface ...

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