How Utah's Mysterious Moqui Marbles Formed?
How Utah's Mysterious Moqui Marbles Formed?

Moqui marbles on a sandstone slope. Credit: Marjorie Chan, University of Utah Moqui Marbles, hematite concretions an iron ore. They a...

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Geophysicists Uncover New Evidence for an Alternative Style of Plate Tectonics
Geophysicists Uncover New Evidence for an Alternative Style of Plate Tectonics

Time slices of the computational geodynamic model showing dripping continental root and eventual surface uplift over a 4.5 million ye...

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When Magma Prevents Volcanic Eruptions
When Magma Prevents Volcanic Eruptions

Following a large caldera-forming eruption some magma remains in the magma reservoir. Why Does the Floor of Calderas Lift Disproporti...

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Antarctic Zircons Tell Story of Early Volcanism
Antarctic Zircons Tell Story of Early Volcanism

Mount Etna in Italy is a modern example of alkaline volcanism. Geoscientists from Michigan Technological University, University of W...

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Mysterious Deep-earth Seismic Signature Explained
Mysterious Deep-earth Seismic Signature Explained

The movement of seismic waves through the material of the mantle allows scientists to image Earth's interior, just as a medical ultras...

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Bali Volcano Erupts for the Second Time in a Week, Disrupting Flights
Bali Volcano Erupts for the Second Time in a Week, Disrupting Flights

Photo: (@Bennycoinbali) Volcano rumbled into life with a series of eruptions that temporarily disrupted international flights to th...

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How Climate Change Will Mess With Water ‘Recharge’ in Western USA
How Climate Change Will Mess With Water ‘Recharge’ in Western USA

This map shows the surface area of major aquifers in the continental U.S. and Hawaii. The biggest, Ogallala in the High Plains (green), c...

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Scientists Discovered Mineral in Earth's Mantle Could Make Internet 1,000-times Faster
Scientists Discovered Mineral in Earth's Mantle Could Make Internet 1,000-times Faster

Perovskite was first discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia. Researchers say it could now hold the key to ultra-fast communications. ...

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Scientists Reveals the Mystery About the Origin of Gold
Scientists Reveals the Mystery About the Origin of Gold

Gold Quartz An international group of scientists, with the participation of the University of Granada (UGR), has shed new light on...

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Large Diamond in Lulo Mine in Angola
Large Diamond in Lulo Mine in Angola

The 129.58-carat diamond (left) was recovered from alluvial Mining Block 6 along with another large high-value diamond weighing 78.61 car...

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Enormous Extinct Sea Cow Fossil Found on Russian Island
Enormous Extinct Sea Cow Fossil Found on Russian Island

Remains of a gigantic, extinct sea cow found buried under a Siberian beach. Credit: Komandorsky Nature Reserve. It may be lacking a head...

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Clay Mineral Waters Earth's Mantle From the Inside
Clay Mineral Waters Earth's Mantle From the Inside

Nodule of Oregon blue clay, coated with red clay and sulfur crystals encased in white clay. The first observation of a super-hydrated...

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Scientists: Alien Bugs May Have Been Transported to Earth
Scientists: Alien Bugs May Have Been Transported to Earth

Some organisms from Earth, like tardigrades, are known to be able to survive in space. Shutterstock Life on our planet might have orig...

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Huge Earthquakes in 2018 Will Put Up to 1bn People at Risk – Scientists
Huge Earthquakes in 2018 Will Put Up to 1bn People at Risk – Scientists

Photo: USGA Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They...

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Tsunami Alert Issued After a Massive 7.0-magnitude Earthquake Strikes East of Australia
Tsunami Alert Issued After a Massive 7.0-magnitude Earthquake Strikes East of Australia

Photo: USGS A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck in the Pacific near the overseas French territory of New Caledonia, ...

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World's Largest Pink Diamond Fails to Sell
World's Largest Pink Diamond Fails to Sell

The 37.3-carat cushion-shaped stone, known as the “Raj Pink” and mounted on a ring, was billed as the star lot at Sotheby’s semi-ann...

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Mysteries Huge Hole Opens Up in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mysteries Huge Hole Opens Up in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Residents of a farm in Coromandel in Alto Paranaíba were surprised by a geological phenomenon last week. A giant hole, which would h...

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