What Caused the World's Greatest Extinction?
What Caused the World's Greatest Extinction?

A quarter of a billion years ago, long before dinosaurs or mammals evolved, the 10-foot (0.3-meter) predator Dinogorgon, whose skull is s...

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Scientists Set Sail to Unlock Secrets of 'lost Continent' Zealandia
Scientists Set Sail to Unlock Secrets of 'lost Continent' Zealandia

Map showing the Zealandia 'new continent', a massive underwater landmass in the South Pacific that has never been properly studie...

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Canadian Sapphires Fit for a Queen Now Unearthed
Canadian Sapphires Fit for a Queen Now Unearthed

Sapphire Rough New Research Could Make It Easier to Find High-quality Canadian Sapphires   New research from UBC mineralogists could...

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Getting to the Root of Iceland's Molten Rock Origins
Getting to the Root of Iceland's Molten Rock Origins

 Molten Rock. New data reveal an unprecedented depiction of a region of partially molten rock deep within the Earth, which appears to ...

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Earth's Magnetic Field 'Simpler Than We Thought'
Earth's Magnetic Field 'Simpler Than We Thought'

The geomagnetic field is critical to life on Earth. Scientists have identified patterns in Earth's magnetic field that evolve on t...

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The Mysterious Penitentes Transform the Desert Into an Alien Landscape
The Mysterious Penitentes Transform the Desert Into an Alien Landscape

The penitentes are a curious natural phenomenon found in high altitude regions, typically more than 4000 metres above sea level where i...

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Epitactic Overgrowth of Hinsdalite on Corkite Hemispheres
Epitactic Overgrowth of Hinsdalite on Corkite Hemispheres

Epitactic overgrowth of hinsdalite (white) on corkite (yellow), hemispheres. Hinsdalite Formula: PbAl 3 (PO 4 )(SO 4 )(OH) 6 Colour: ...

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The Feathery Gemstone Seraphinite
The Feathery Gemstone Seraphinite

Korshunovskoye iron deposit, Zheleznogorsk, Irkutskaya Oblast', Prebaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia Formula: Mg 5 Al(AlS...

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Scientists Believe They Finally Found The 8th Wonder Of The World
Scientists Believe They Finally Found The 8th Wonder Of The World

The lost pink and white terraces, the eight natural wonder of the world Scientists believe they have finally discovered the "Eigh...

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Mysterious, Gross Yellow Fluff Balls Wash Up on French Shores
Mysterious, Gross Yellow Fluff Balls Wash Up on French Shores

Image courtesy Sea-Mer Association Hundreds of yellow, fluffy blobs of mystery material have washed up on the shores of northern France...

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Did Life Begin on Land Rather Than in the Sea?
Did Life Begin on Land Rather Than in the Sea?

Stromatolites. For three years, Tara Djokic, a Ph.D. student at the University of New South Wales Sydney, scoured the forbidding land...

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World's Second Largest Rough Diamond Too Big to Sell
World's Second Largest Rough Diamond Too Big to Sell

Lesedi la Rona is the largest diamond discovered in more than a century, and the second-biggest ever found. A Canadian diamond-mining...

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Larimar: The Blue Stones of Atlantis
Larimar: The Blue Stones of Atlantis

Credit: Daniel Virgadaula Larimar Larimar, also called "Stefilia's Stone", is a rare blue variety of the silicate mine...

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Underwater Photos That Show the Growing Gap Between Two Tectonic Plates
Underwater Photos That Show the Growing Gap Between Two Tectonic Plates

Growing gap: Alex Mustard, dived 80ft into the crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates near Iceland to capture these spect...

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Mammoth Task: Billionaire-Funded Effort to Resurrect Woolly Beast
Mammoth Task: Billionaire-Funded Effort to Resurrect Woolly Beast

Mammoths went extinct more than 10,000 years ago, with scientists unsure whether human hunting or climate change finished them off. Now M...

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Spectacular Azurite Flowers in Vug
Spectacular Azurite Flowers in Vug

Azurite |‪#‎Geology‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Formula:  ‎Cu 3 (CO 3 ) 2 (OH) 2 System: Monoclinic Colour: Azu...

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Nickel Is Crucial for Earth's Magnetic Field
Nickel Is Crucial for Earth's Magnetic Field

Earth creates its own magnetic field, suggests new research. Scientists are changing our idea of the Earth's magnetic field: iron ...

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Glass Could Be a Mysterious New State of Matter
Glass Could Be a Mysterious New State of Matter

The mysterious new phase of matter that could show how glass behaves  New research solves a long-standing mystery about glass—and a my...

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