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Rocks that tell our industrial history
Rocks that tell our industrial history

Tunelkobako hondar zementuzko egitura. Arg. Nikole Arrieta/EHU Researchers in the UPV/EHU's Department of Analytical Chemistry hav...

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How do opalised fossils form?
How do opalised fossils form?

Opalized freshwater mussel shells, Lightning Ridge, Australia Opals are highly sought-after rainbow precious stones that are showcased...

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Big L.A. Earthquake Could Cause Beach Areas to Sink Up to 3 Feet in Seconds
Big L.A. Earthquake Could Cause Beach Areas to Sink Up to 3 Feet in Seconds

Big L.A. Earthquake Could Cause Beach Areas to Sink Up to 3 Feet in Seconds The Newport-Inglewood fault has long been considered one o...

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How A.I. captured a volcano's changing lava lake
How A.I. captured a volcano's changing lava lake

Artificial intelligence onboard NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft assisted in imaging an eruption at Erta'Ale volcano, E...

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Scientists Discover Gold Literally Growing on Trees in the Outback
Scientists Discover Gold Literally Growing on Trees in the Outback

For the first time, scientists have discovered that gum leaves absorb gold buried beneath the ground. (Credit: Mel Lintern) Money mi...

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Mars' volcanoes, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct at same time
Mars' volcanoes, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct at same time

Mars' volcanoes, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct at same time New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano ...

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Geologists develop app to print 3-D terrain models of any place on Earth
Geologists develop app to print 3-D terrain models of any place on Earth

Today's geology lesson is all about anticlines. Students can read all they want about geological folds, axial planes, hinge lines...

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Gemstone Guide: Classification of Gemstones
Gemstone Guide: Classification of Gemstones

Gemstone Guide: Classification of Gemstones A gemstone is a mineral or rock, which can be used in jewelry after cutting or faceting an...

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Geologists Find Remnants of Early Earth's Crust in Canada
Geologists Find Remnants of Early Earth's Crust in Canada

Photograph of the ancient crust such as these found along the eastern shores of the Hudson Bay. Rock samples from northeastern Canada ...

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Oldest plant-like fossils discovered are 1.6 billion years old
Oldest plant-like fossils discovered are 1.6 billion years old

X-ray tomographic picture (false colors) of fossil thread-like red algae. Credit: Stefan Bengtson Scientists at the Swedish Museum of ...

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Pastor finds 706-carat giant diamond in Sierra Leone
Pastor finds 706-carat giant diamond in Sierra Leone

A 706-carat diamond is pictured on March 16, 2017 in Freetown, Sierra Leone © Saidu Bah / AFP A pastor working in the mines of easte...

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Large hidden lakes found draining below Antarctic glacier
Large hidden lakes found draining below Antarctic glacier

Part of the Thwaites Glacier on the edge of West Antarctica. Thwaites Glacier on the edge of West Antarctica is one of the planet'...

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Iceland Spar: The Rock That Discovered Optics
Iceland Spar: The Rock That Discovered Optics

Iceland spar The Icelandic sagas of the 10th century record the details of Viking voyages. They describe a mysterious "sunstone&q...

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Did humans create the Sahara desert?
Did humans create the Sahara desert?

Tadrart Acacus desert in western Libya, part of the Sahara. Photo: Luca Galuzzi New research investigating the transition of the Saha...

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Why is Australian opal Unique?
Why is Australian opal Unique?

The ocean Opal (thunderegg) from Australia The opal is the National Gemstone of Australia. Australia currently produces approximatel...

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