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How Do Asterism Minerals Form?
How Do Asterism Minerals Form?

Asterism on the surface of a star sapphire Asterism is a name applied to the phenomenon of gemstones exhibiting a luminous star-like sha...

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10 Interesting Facts about The geological time scale
10 Interesting Facts about The geological time scale

Image Credit: Ray Troll’s creative approach on displaying geologic time is not only super cool, but inspiring. The geological time sca...

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World's Deepest Underwater Cave Discovered
World's Deepest Underwater Cave Discovered

World's Deepest Underwater Cave Discovered A team of explorers say they've discovered that a cave in the eastern Czech Repub...

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Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits off Chilean coast
Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits off Chilean coast

A major 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or majo...

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Did these baby dinosaurs munch on meat while their parents pecked at plants?
Did these baby dinosaurs munch on meat while their parents pecked at plants?

The dinosaur that lost its teeth 00:51 Why do birds have beaks and not teeth? This dino may have the answer A modest little dinosaur t...

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A supervolcano caused the largest eruption in European history. Now it's stirring again.
A supervolcano caused the largest eruption in European history. Now it's stirring again.

A supervolcano caused the largest eruption in European history. Set to blow? Supervolcano Campi Flegrei reawakening near Naples, could ...

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Molten 'Jet Stream' Discovered Deep Inside Earth
Molten 'Jet Stream' Discovered Deep Inside Earth

Swarm's three satellites provide a high-resolution picture of the Earth's magnetic field. A molten iron 'jet stream' is ...

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The case of the missing diamonds
The case of the missing diamonds

The case of the missing diamonds A Washington University physicist practiced at finding tiny diamonds in stardust from the pre-solar uni...

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Inside Nettlebed Cave: Crystals in a pool (PHOTOS)
Inside Nettlebed Cave: Crystals in a pool (PHOTOS)

Crystal formations in a pool, Photo credit: WHiO Photography Nettlebed Cave, on Mt Arthur in Kahurangi National Park, is New Zealand...

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How Did a Chunk of India and Eurasia Just Disappear?
How Did a Chunk of India and Eurasia Just Disappear?

Indian and Eurasian plates Case of Earth's missing continental crust solved Half of the mass of Eurasia and India is missing, new re...

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Mexico's Colima volcano erupts three times in one day
Mexico's Colima volcano erupts three times in one day

The Colima volcano is regarded as one of the most dangerous in Mexico due to its large explosive eruptions  Mexico's Colima Volcan...

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  Powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 strikes off Papua New Guinea, causing small tsunami
Powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 strikes off Papua New Guinea, causing small tsunami

New Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of the Pacific island nation of Papua Ne...

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Study of olivine provides new data for measuring earth's surface
Study of olivine provides new data for measuring earth's surface

Olivine basalt Plate tectonics, the idea that the surface of the Earth is made up of plates that move apart and come back together, has ...

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Scientists watch an undersea volcano shake, rattle, and inflate
Scientists watch an undersea volcano shake, rattle, and inflate

underwater volcanoes Underwater Volcano Offers Rare Look at Eruption in Real Time The cracking, bulging and shaking from the eruption ...

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Huge, rare precious Diamonds formed in pockets of liquid metal
Huge, rare precious Diamonds formed in pockets of liquid metal

The Centenary Diamond, weighing in at 273.85 carats Huge diamonds reveal what Earth looks like 750 kilometers below the surface Breakt...

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Learning from slow-slip earthquakes
Learning from slow-slip earthquakes

This map of large earthquakes outlines some of the most active tectonic plate boundaries. Slow-slip earthquakes create an ideal lab for i...

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The Crystal cave in Ohio 'Huge celestite crystals'
The Crystal cave in Ohio 'Huge celestite crystals'

Interior of the Crystal cave at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Photo : John Rees The Crystal Cave is a limestone cave located in Put-in-Bay, Ohio , ...

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