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Major Jurassic Fossil Site Found in Argentina
Major Jurassic Fossil Site Found in Argentina

The fossils were preserved almost immediately, in less than a day in some cases. (Representational Image) Paleontologists in Argenti...

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Did you know? 10 Facts about San Andreas Fault
Did you know? 10 Facts about San Andreas Fault

Aerial photo of the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends rough...

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Super-Rare Minerals Make Earth Unique in Cosmos
Super-Rare Minerals Make Earth Unique in Cosmos

One of the Earth’s rarest minerals is Nevadaite, which has only been found in two places on the planet. These Rare Minerals Make The...

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How to make a tiny volcanic island
How to make a tiny volcanic island

Niijima island spews jets of steam and ash near Nishinoshima island on November 2013. Niijima On Nov. 20, 2013, the Japan Maritime...

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Giant Freezing Waves Infused with Ice Slowly Roll in off the Coast of Nantucket
Giant Freezing Waves Infused with Ice Slowly Roll in off the Coast of Nantucket

Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh spotted ocean waves frozen over with slush off the Nantucket coast amid be...

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Soil mapping may indicate success of brush control method
Soil mapping may indicate success of brush control method

  Soil Classification Map   Mapping the long-term reaction of woody plants to brush-control techniques can help landowners prior...

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World's large river deltas continue to degrade from human activity
World's large river deltas continue to degrade from human activity

Mississippi River Delta From the Yellow River in China to the Mississippi River in Louisiana, researchers are racing to better u...

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A New Way to Understand the World's Rarest Minerals
A New Way to Understand the World's Rarest Minerals

Ceylon Sapphires, Tanzanian Spinel, Nigerian Spessartite, Pakistani Peridot and Paraiba Tourmaline from Mozambique. Copyright ©Thai Lan...

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Plastic Has Become Part Of Earth's Geology
Plastic Has Become Part Of Earth's Geology

Representative photo Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an internation...

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How does Earth's continental crust form?
How does Earth's continental crust form?

As the hot peridotite rises, the drop in pressure causes the rock to melt (starts at 30-40 km depth). As small bits of peridotite melts, i...

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Researcher discovers ancestor of biggest bird ever
Researcher discovers ancestor of biggest bird ever

A reconstruction of what ‘Dromornis murrayi’ would have looked like. Credit: Brian Choo A newly discovered distant relative of the duck...

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10 Interesting facts about Geodes
10 Interesting facts about Geodes

Thunder egg is a nodule-like rock, similar to a filled geode, that is formed within volcanic ash layers.   credit: Bill The Eggman Ge...

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Remote predictions of fluid flow in fractures possible with new finding
Remote predictions of fluid flow in fractures possible with new finding

A graph of the scaling relationship between fluid flow and fracture stiffness is shown. The shape of the symbol indicates the fracture l...

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