New Clue for Fast Motion of the Hawaiian Hotspot
New Clue for Fast Motion of the Hawaiian Hotspot

Geoscientists used to think volcanic hotspots were stationary. It helped us understand how tectonic plates - and continents - moved ...

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Scientists Found Evidence That Earth's Magnetic Poles May Be Getting Ready to Flip
Scientists Found Evidence That Earth's Magnetic Poles May Be Getting Ready to Flip

Earth’s geomagnetic field surrounds and protects our planet from harmful space radiation. Using new data gathered from sites in south...

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Facts About Pangaea the Most Recent Supercontinent
Facts About Pangaea the Most Recent Supercontinent

Pangaea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras. It assembled from earlier continental un...

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Gallium Is A Metal That Melts In Your Hands
Gallium Is A Metal That Melts In Your Hands

Gallium is a soft, silvery metal used primarily in electronic circuits, semiconductors and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). It is also use...

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Extinct Lakes of the American Desert West
Extinct Lakes of the American Desert West

Superior dry lake bed near Black Canyon California Identification of ancient lake shoreline features began with early explorers of the...

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Conch Pearl: The Only Natural Pink Pearl
Conch Pearl: The Only Natural Pink Pearl

Collection of fine quality pink conch pearls. photo: MONILI What are conch pearls? Pretty and pastel-hued, a conch pearl is a ca...

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 How Magma Feeds Volcanic Eruptions
How Magma Feeds Volcanic Eruptions

Mount Agung A novel research study by scientists at the University of Liverpool has provided new insights into how molten rock (magma...

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The Largest Gold Nugget Ever Found in California
The Largest Gold Nugget Ever Found in California

Photo by "Funnyaccent" channel on Youtube The largest gold nugget ever found in Sierra County, known as the “Monumental,” ...

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Download the International Chronostratigraphic Chart 2018
Download the International Chronostratigraphic Chart 2018

The International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS), sometimes referred to by the unofficial name "International Stratigraphic Com...

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Continental Interiors May Not Be as Tectonically Stable as Geologists Think
Continental Interiors May Not Be as Tectonically Stable as Geologists Think

Cratonic lithosphere with a high-density root undergoes delamination when perturbed by mantle plumes from beneath. The removed cratonic r...

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Land Plants Appeared on Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Scientists Thought
Land Plants Appeared on Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Scientists Thought

For the first four billion years of Earth's history, our planet's continents would have been devoid of all life except microbes...

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Swarm of 200 Earthquakes Hits Yellowstone Supervolcano
Swarm of 200 Earthquakes Hits Yellowstone Supervolcano

Regular earthquakes are bad enough. Volcanoes too. But an earthquake swarm at a supervolcano? That really sounds like it could be scary...

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Earth’s Crust Absorbs Lots of Carbon Dioxide, But Not Enough to Save Humanity
Earth’s Crust Absorbs Lots of Carbon Dioxide, But Not Enough to Save Humanity

The oceanic slow carbon cycle. The seafloor is absorbing carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas most associated with climate change, accor...

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New Arctic Diamond Deposits Discovered
New Arctic Diamond Deposits Discovered

The 187.7 carat diamond Mine in the remote Northwest Territories of Canada, 220km south of the Arctic Circle. Arctic Star Exploratio...

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Dinocochlea: a Solution to the Mysterious Giant Snail
Dinocochlea: a Solution to the Mysterious Giant Snail

Left: Apical whorl of the large dextral specimen of Dinocochlea. Right: A model of Dinocochlea with Natural History Museum research sci...

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How to Differentiate Between Natural And Synthetic Gemstones?
How to Differentiate Between Natural And Synthetic Gemstones?

According to the FTC , any gemstone whether created in nature or in a lab can be classified as "real" if it contains iden...

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