Crack in East African Rift Valley Is Evidence of Continent Splitting
Crack in East African Rift Valley Is Evidence of Continent Splitting

Great Rift Valley Map A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The t...

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'Baby' Tyrannosaur Fossil Unearthed in Montana
'Baby' Tyrannosaur Fossil Unearthed in Montana

The Remains of What Is Likely a Juvenile T. Rex Were Discovered in Montana's Hell Creek Formation. The “fabulous” fossil probably...

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Scientists Say Mass Extinction Warning Signs Exist
Scientists Say Mass Extinction Warning Signs Exist

The World's Last Male Northern White Rhinoceros, Has Died, Putting His Species On The Brink Of Extinction Mass extinctions thr...

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Oldest Human Footprints In North America Found On Canadian Coast
Oldest Human Footprints In North America Found On Canadian Coast

On right–one tide cycle old, note the displacement rim. On left–fresh track not yet subjected to high tide. Also, note the sandpiper trac...

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Mount Etna in Sicily Is Sliding Into Mediterranean Sea
Mount Etna in Sicily Is Sliding Into Mediterranean Sea

Mount Etna A team of British experts has discovered the giant volcano on the east coast of the island Sicily, Italy, is edg...

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Crystal Formations and Their Meanings
Crystal Formations and Their Meanings

Some shapes from: Crystal Earth Spirit Crystals are the outer form of a mineral's inner order. Nearly every piece of rock o...

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Formation of Minerals: Where Do Minerals Come From?
Formation of Minerals: Where Do Minerals Come From?

Mix of minerals. Photo: RoseCreekTreasure Minerals are all around you. They are used to make your house, your computer, even the butt...

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Massive Oil Fields in Texas Are Heaving, Sinking, and Opening Up Like Mouths
Massive Oil Fields in Texas Are Heaving, Sinking, and Opening Up Like Mouths

A new study by an SMU geophysical team found alarming rates of ground movement at various locations across a 4000-square-mile area of fo...

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2-Billion-Year-Old Salt Rocks Show How Earth Got More Oxygen To Support Life
2-Billion-Year-Old Salt Rocks Show How Earth Got More Oxygen To Support Life

A sample of 2-billion-year-old salt (pink-white recrystallized halite) with embedded fragments of calcium sulfate from a geological drill...

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What Is Moldavite, and How to Spot Fake Moldavite?
What Is Moldavite, and How to Spot Fake Moldavite?

Real Moldavite from Besednice, Czech Republic. Photos: GoldenHourMinerals Tectites are members of a large group of impact glasses, form...

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New Evidence for Plume Beneath Yellowstone National Park
New Evidence for Plume Beneath Yellowstone National Park

Depth cross-section through the plume structure showing its connection with the Yellowstone hotspot. A pair of researchers from the U...

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The African Continent Is Splitting in Two and It's Happening Faster Than We Thought
The African Continent Is Splitting in Two and It's Happening Faster Than We Thought

Massive Rift Valley Split in Kenya, Geologists Say it'll Form a New Continent Eastern Africa is s...

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Bloodstone: Interesting Facts About Heliotrope
Bloodstone: Interesting Facts About Heliotrope

A heliotrope, also known as a bloodstone. Photo: Chille Maulidhaa Bloodstone is an opaque, dark-green Chalcedony with red spots. An ol...

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Ash From Dinosaur-era Volcanoes Linked With Shale Oil, Gas
Ash From Dinosaur-era Volcanoes Linked With Shale Oil, Gas

Handout photo of the Pavlof Volcano erupting in Alaska Nutrient-rich ash from an enormous flare-up of volcanic eruptions toward the e...

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