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Elestial Smoky/Amethyst
Elestial Smoky/Amethyst

Very large (17cm!) single crystal of milky quartz coated on three faces with lustrous bi-pyramid...

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Ferrierite-Mg, Quartz (Var: Chalcedony)
Ferrierite-Mg, Quartz (Var: Chalcedony)

Ferrierite-Mg, Quartz (Var: Chalcedony) Ferrierite-Mg System: Orthorhombic Colour: White, co...

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Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba
Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba

Where do the tremendous amounts of material that are ejected to from huge volcanic calderas duri...

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Scientists discover carbonate rocks are unrecognized methane sink.
Scientists discover carbonate rocks are unrecognized methane sink.

The sediment-based microbes form an important methane "sink," preventing much of th...

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Reef-builders with a sense of harmony
Reef-builders with a sense of harmony

Cold-water corals of the species Lophelia pertusa are able to fuse skeletons of genetically dist...

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Putnisite: New Mineral Discovered in Australia
Putnisite: New Mineral Discovered in Australia

Crystals of putnisite (purple) . Image credit: P. Elliott et al. The new mineral is named p...

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Fox-sized relative of Triceratops discovered in Venezuela
Fox-sized relative of Triceratops discovered in Venezuela

An artist's impression of the dinosaur Laquintasaura venezuelae, which lived some 200 million...

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The beautiful colours of Harts Range Kyanite
The beautiful colours of Harts Range Kyanite

Collected from various localities in the Harts Range region, these gemmy Kyanite crystals range ...

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How did complex life evolve? The answer could be inside out
How did complex life evolve? The answer could be inside out

The inside-out theory provides a gradual path by which eukaryotic cells could have evolved. The ...

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Amazing Saléeite with Strengite
Amazing Saléeite with Strengite

Saléeite Formula: Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O System: Monoclinic Colour: Lemon-yellow, ... Lustre: S...

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Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art?
Ancient auditory illusions reflected in prehistoric art?

Here are prehistoric paintings of hoofed animals in a cave with thunderous reverberations locate...

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Where did all the oil go?
Where did all the oil go?

This image shows hydrocarbon contamination from Deepwater Horizon overlaid on sea floor bathymetr...

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How dinosaur arms turned into bird wings
How dinosaur arms turned into bird wings

Since early dinosaurs, birds have reduced the number of bones in their wrist, but the origins an...

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Monte Roraima "The Real Lost World"
Monte Roraima "The Real Lost World"

Roraima is an interesting mountain located in the Guiana Highlands. The peak actually shares the bo...

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Hawaii volcano lava wave nears homes
Hawaii volcano lava wave nears homes

Red-hot danger: In this Sept. 1, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, fluid lav...

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A GPS from the chemistry set
A GPS from the chemistry set

A handy effect This process is an example of the Marangoni effect, which works because th...

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Desert streams: Deceptively simple
Desert streams: Deceptively simple

Dryland channels exhibit very simple topography despite being shaped by volatile rainstorms. ...

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