The Mysterious Living Stones of Romania: They Grow and Move
The Mysterious Living Stones of Romania: They Grow and Move

Photo: Anna Neerbek Known in Romania as “Trovants” the stones of Costesti, Romania are a type of sandstone concretion that secrete...

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Catching Mantle Plumes by Their Magma Tails
Catching Mantle Plumes by Their Magma Tails

Hawaii's volcanoes stand as silent sentinels. They guard the secret of how they formed, thousands of miles away from where the ed...

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Fossil Footprints Show Evidence Of Humans Hunting Giant Sloths
Fossil Footprints Show Evidence Of Humans Hunting Giant Sloths

The languid, slow-moving sloth we know today is the inspiration behind a thousand memes, but in ancient times, giant members of their k...

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World's Tallest Active Geyser Erupts in Yellowstone National Park for the 3rd Time
World's Tallest Active Geyser Erupts in Yellowstone National Park for the 3rd Time

Although infrequent, the eruption of Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park's Norris Geyser Basin can send hot water an estima...

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Mysterious Arctic Ice Holes Baffle Scientists
Mysterious Arctic Ice Holes Baffle Scientists

This NASA image shows unexplained holes in the surface of some ice in the Beaufort Sea. It's never super comforting when you hear ...

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Soil Metals Linked With Cancer Mortality
Soil Metals Linked With Cancer Mortality

Heavy Metal Toxicity Causes Cancer Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soi...

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What Is Druzy, and  How Does It Form?
What Is Druzy, and How Does It Form?

The word druse (Also Known as Drusy or Druzy), refers to an aggregate mass of small crystals (“crystal druse”). These crystal intergrow...

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Measuring Devices for the World's Most Extreme Environment
Measuring Devices for the World's Most Extreme Environment

Norwegian research scientists are contributing to the development of the world's hottest geothermal well in a non-volcanic are...

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Study: East Bay Fault Is 'Tectonic Time Bomb,' More Dangerous Than San Andreas
Study: East Bay Fault Is 'Tectonic Time Bomb,' More Dangerous Than San Andreas

Everyone knows that California’s San Andreas fault is a ticking time bomb ready to erupt – but a new study shows that another fault ri...

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How Volcanic Rock Traps CO2 and Turns It Inert
How Volcanic Rock Traps CO2 and Turns It Inert

Columnar-jointing in the High Island Formation New research shows how effective injecting carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into the volcanic ro...

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Researchers Find Vast Reserve of Rare Earth Minerals
Researchers Find Vast Reserve of Rare Earth Minerals

Yttrium, sublimed-dendritic, high purity 99.99 % Y/TREM. Japanese researchers have mapped vast reserves of rare earth elements in dee...

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New Type of 'Opal' Formed by Common Seaweed
New Type of 'Opal' Formed by Common Seaweed

This is the morphology and structural color of the brown algae seaweed known as Cystoseira tamariscifolia. Scientists hav...

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Diamonds Buried Within Rare Meteorites Reveal Existence of "Lost Planet"
Diamonds Buried Within Rare Meteorites Reveal Existence of "Lost Planet"

A different urelite meteorite, NWA 4231. Diamonds found in a meteorite that exploded over the Nubian desert in Sudan a decade ago wer...

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Scientists Discover Clues to Recovery From Mass Extinction
Scientists Discover Clues to Recovery From Mass Extinction

Photo: Luke Waltham ‏ About 252 million years ago, more than 90 percent of all animal life on Earth went extinct. This event, calle...

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Structures of Mineral Deposits
Structures of Mineral Deposits

Schematic diagram showing both major mineral deposit types formed in continental crust above SCLM, Sedimentary Deposits Mineral depo...

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