Highest Aviation Alert Level Issued After Alaskan Volcano Erupts
Highest Aviation Alert Level Issued After Alaskan Volcano Erupts

A code red aviation alert was issued shortly after, but was later brought back down to orange Alaska volcano erupts for the second tim...

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Gnat in Amber Raises Questions About India’s Tectonic History
Gnat in Amber Raises Questions About India’s Tectonic History

Palaeognoriste orientale, a new species of Lygistorrhinidae in Indian amber, which has its closest relatives in European Baltic amber. ...

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Why is Red Beryl So Rare?
Why is Red Beryl So Rare?

Cut hydrothermal bixbite (Red Beryl) Photo by Robert Weldon. Designated the world's rarest coloured gemstone in 2006 by the ...

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How Did Dinosaurs Evolve Into Birds?
How Did Dinosaurs Evolve Into Birds?

Comparison between the air sacs of Majungasaurus and a bird (duck) Tohoku University researchers and their international collaborator...

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China Successfully Mines Flammable Ice From the South Sea
China Successfully Mines Flammable Ice From the South Sea

Methane hydrate, or 'flammable ice', is a highly energy-intensive fuel source After nearly two decades of research and expl...

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The Different Beryl Varieties with Photos
The Different Beryl Varieties with Photos

Beryl: The Gem Mineral of Emerald, Aquamarine, Morganite Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium c...

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The Birth and Death of a Tectonic Plate
The Birth and Death of a Tectonic Plate

Cross-sectional view of Earth, showing mantle, convection currents, and plate motion Several hundred miles off the Pacific Northwest c...

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How Do You Grow Such Beautiful Copper and Silver Crystals?
How Do You Grow Such Beautiful Copper and Silver Crystals?

First we start with an electrolytic refining cell. This kind of cell is generally used to refine silver, copper, and gold. But during...

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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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Meet The Rarest Natural Element on Earth
Meet The Rarest Natural Element on Earth

This sample of uranite contains a vanishingly small amount of astatine. Image adapted with permission from Prof James Marshall's (U. ...

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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 is ...

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Where to Find Gold in the United States
Where to Find Gold in the United States

10 Places Where You Can Still Pan for Gold in Your Family Vacation Naturally occurring gold can be found in almost all fifty states. ...

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