Oldest Signs Of Life On Earth May Be In 3.95 Billion-Year-Old Rocks
Oldest Signs Of Life On Earth May Be In 3.95 Billion-Year-Old Rocks

Traces of graphite in ancient Canadian rocks were produced by microorganisms 3.95 billion years ago, according to new research. (Image: T...

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Researcher Unearths Hottest Rock on Record
Researcher Unearths Hottest Rock on Record

A fist-sized, glassy rock sitting on the ground by the crater wall caught Zanetti’s eye. Image: Michael Zanetti. Rock found at Mistast...

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Zealandia: Scientists Reveal Secrets From First Expedition To Lost Continent
Zealandia: Scientists Reveal Secrets From First Expedition To Lost Continent

Lost continent of Zealandia Scientists Come Home After Studying Zealandia, The Lost Continent , scientists confirm existence of sunke...

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World's Second-Largest Diamond Sells for $53m
World's Second-Largest Diamond Sells for $53m

The diamond went up for auction in 2016, but it didn't sell. It looks like one of those lumps of ice that grow in your refrigera...

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Stunning Malachite Crystals From Spain
Stunning Malachite Crystals From Spain

Malachite | ‪#‎Geology Formula: Cu₂CO₃(OH)₂ System: Monoclinic Colour: Bright green, with ... Hardness: 3½ - 4 Streak: Light gre...

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Large Meteorite Impacts Drove Plate-tectonic Processes on the Early Earth
Large Meteorite Impacts Drove Plate-tectonic Processes on the Early Earth

An international study led by researchers at Macquarie University has uncovered the ways in which giant meteorite impacts may have...

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The New Largest Pink Diamond Found
The New Largest Pink Diamond Found

The gem-quality stone was found at the company's alluvial mines in Russia’s Far East. (Image: ALROSA.) Russia’s Alrosa, the world...

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Scientist Predicts a Sixth Mass Extinction in 2100
Scientist Predicts a Sixth Mass Extinction in 2100

Some species made extinct by humans. In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving...

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This Gigantic, Extinct Devil Frog Was Capable of Eating Dinosaurs
This Gigantic, Extinct Devil Frog Was Capable of Eating Dinosaurs

A drawing of a Beelzebufo frog, which scientists say could have eaten small dinosaurs. Scientists say that a large, now extinct, ...

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Italy's Supervolcano Is Even More Dangerous That We Thought
Italy's Supervolcano Is Even More Dangerous That We Thought

The Campi Flegrei caldera is a supervolcano. While a new eruption here would be more likely to result in the creation of another Vesuvius-...

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What Caused Mexico's Latest Earthquakes
What Caused Mexico's Latest Earthquakes

A map of the tectonic plate forces that subject Mexico to regular earthquakes. Credit: USGS Another deadly earthquake struck deep und...

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At Least 105 Killed as Powerful 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Central Mexico
At Least 105 Killed as Powerful 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Central Mexico

People cleared the rubble of a damaged building in Mexico City after a major earthquake struck on Tuesday, the second to hit the country i...

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Scientists Just Discovered 'Young Diamonds'
Scientists Just Discovered 'Young Diamonds'

Stephen H. Richardson, University of Cape Town Diamond with a garnet inclusion After analyzing a number of diamonds, geologists have...

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Study Discovers Why Fossilized Hairs Are So Rare
Study Discovers Why Fossilized Hairs Are So Rare

Mammalian hair Fossil inclusion in Baltic amber. Photo: AmberInclusions.eu When most people hear the word fossil, they probably think...

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Ancient ‘Hell Ant’ with Metal Horns & Trap Jaw Found Inside Amber
Ancient ‘Hell Ant’ with Metal Horns & Trap Jaw Found Inside Amber

View hell ant’s head and thorax. © P. Barden, H.W. Herhold, D.A. Grimaldi Scientists have discovered a new type of 'hell ant' - ...

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NASA's Plan to Save Humanity From Yellowstone Supervolcano
NASA's Plan to Save Humanity From Yellowstone Supervolcano

Yellowstone harbours a giant magma chamber that will blow one day if we don't act (Credit: iStock) NASA Has a $3.5bn Plan to Save...

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New Research Resolves 40 Years of Debate on the Strength of Olivine
New Research Resolves 40 Years of Debate on the Strength of Olivine

Olivine, the most abundant mineral found in the Earth’s mantle, is considered to be a robust model of the interior of the Earth’s composi...

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Star Pattern Opal From Wyoming Opal Fields
Star Pattern Opal From Wyoming Opal Fields

Image credit: Cody opal Star Pattern Opal Black opals displaying the full colour range from red to purple like this one are the most val...

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Explorers Probe Hidden Continent of Zealandia
Explorers Probe Hidden Continent of Zealandia

Zealandia made global headlines earlier this year when scientists announced that it counts as a new continent. Now it is coming und...

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