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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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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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Massive Volcano Shows Life Near Naples, Italy
Massive Volcano Shows Life Near Naples, Italy

Campi Flegrei volcano is rumbling below Napels Italy Campi Flegrei: One of World's Most Dangerous Supervolcanoes Could Erupt Soone...

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Pacific island the most plastic-polluted place on Earth
Pacific island the most plastic-polluted place on Earth

Far from being the pristine 'deserted island' that people might imagine of such a remote place, Henderson Island is a shocking bu...

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Rare Earth element mineral potential in the southeastern US coastal plain
Rare Earth element mineral potential in the southeastern US coastal plain

Rare Red Stone Eudialyte White Nepheline Mineral By FenderMinerals Rare earth elements have become increasingly important for advanc...

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The Largest Gold Nugget Ever Found in Alaska
The Largest Gold Nugget Ever Found in Alaska

Photo by Marshall Ronne, Jr. The largest gold nugget ever found in Alaska is named the Alaska Centennial Nugget. It weighs a whoppi...

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Hard Rocks from Himalaya Raise Flood Risk for Millions
Hard Rocks from Himalaya Raise Flood Risk for Millions

Hard rocks from Himalaya raise flood risk for millions. Malemchi Khola river, Nepal. Credit: E Dingle Scientists have shown how earthq...

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