Scientists Identify World's Oldest Lizard Fossil, 240 Million Years Old
Scientists Identify World's Oldest Lizard Fossil, 240 Million Years Old

The restudy of Megachirella wachtleri fossil allowed the authors to re-write the history of all fossil and living lizards and snakes. ...

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Incredibly Well-preserved Fossils Show That Dinosaurs Also Had Dandruff
Incredibly Well-preserved Fossils Show That Dinosaurs Also Had Dandruff

Jurassic Scurf: Earliest Case of Dandruff Found in 125 Million-year-old Dinosaur Palaeontologists from University College Cork (UCC) i...

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Lava in Hawaii So Widespread It Can Be Seen From Space
Lava in Hawaii So Widespread It Can Be Seen From Space

The fissures spewing lava in the eastern district of Puna on Hawaii's Big Island can be seen from space in this cropped photo taken M...

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Weird Utah Fossil Forces Scientists to Rethink What They Know About Pangea
Weird Utah Fossil Forces Scientists to Rethink What They Know About Pangea

A weird 130-million-year old skull discovered in eastern Utah is shaking up what we know about mammals and the ancient giant landmass ...

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Giant Canyons Discovered in Antarctica
Giant Canyons Discovered in Antarctica

It was thought that a gap in the Transantarctic Mountains could provide a route for ice to escape from the east of the continent to the w...

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Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano Is Now Spouting Blue Flames of Burning Methane
Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano Is Now Spouting Blue Flames of Burning Methane

Blue burning flames of methane gas erupt through cracks in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Pahoa Blue flames burning in the lava ...

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World's Tallest Active Geyser Awakens in Yellowstone
World's Tallest Active Geyser Awakens in Yellowstone

It was the talk of the boardwalk. Everyone had heard that there was an unusually active geyser at Yellowstone National Park in the Nor...

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Earth's Magnetic Field Is Drifting Westward, and Nobody Knows Why
Earth's Magnetic Field Is Drifting Westward, and Nobody Knows Why

Earth’s magnetic field protects us from the solar wind by deflecting the charged particles. And for some reason, the field has been drif...

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Hawaii Lava Finally Reaches the Pacific - Only to Create Another Deadly Danger
Hawaii Lava Finally Reaches the Pacific - Only to Create Another Deadly Danger

Ocean entry photograph from Civil Air Patrol (CAP) overflight taken at about 12:50PM. First it was catastrophic lava. Then it was su...

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A Mineral Is Stealing Iron From Earth's Crust
A Mineral Is Stealing Iron From Earth's Crust

 Spessartine Garnet What makes the Red Planet red? The answer, as Sherlock Holmes might say, is elementary. And that element is iron. ...

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Hawaii Volcano Shoots Up Smoke and Ash as a New Crack Opens
Hawaii Volcano Shoots Up Smoke and Ash as a New Crack Opens

Activity in the lower East Rift Zone ramped up overnight and this morning. During an overflight, HVO scientists observed a very activ...

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Hawaii's Kilauea Is One of the World's Most Active Volcanoes but Less Deadly Than Others
Hawaii's Kilauea Is One of the World's Most Active Volcanoes but Less Deadly Than Others

It's a so-called shield volcano, which is typically broader in shape and has lava that is relatively fluid. Hawaii’s Kilau...

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1,000-foot-long Fissure Opens on Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Amid Fears of an Explosive Eruption
1,000-foot-long Fissure Opens on Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Amid Fears of an Explosive Eruption

Photo: Terray Sylvester/reuters Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano might be “getting ready for an explosion that could scatter ash and debris f...

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Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Just Exploded
Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Just Exploded

PAHOA, Hawaii, May 17 (Reuters) - Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (9 km) into the sky An explosive eruption ...

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Hawaii's Volcano Is Now Shooting 'Ballistic Blocks' And Causing Earthquakes
Hawaii's Volcano Is Now Shooting 'Ballistic Blocks' And Causing Earthquakes

People play golf the Kilauea volcano ash plume rises in the distance on Hawaii's Big Island. The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has bee...

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