Injection Wells Can Induce Earthquakes Miles Away From the Well
Injection Wells Can Induce Earthquakes Miles Away From the Well

In this diagram of an injection operation, the blue and red areas represent the spatial footprint of induced seismicity for injection int...

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What Are the Four Most Precious Stones?
What Are the Four Most Precious Stones?

Gemstones which are highly valuable for their hardness and rarity, are known as Precious Stones. Precious Stones are generally expensi...

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Research Shows Carbon Dioxide Levels Influenced by Earthquakes
Research Shows Carbon Dioxide Levels Influenced by Earthquakes

The findings are the result of a research collaboration between Victoria University of Wellington, Durham University in the United Ki...

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Scientists Find 250 Million-year-old Skull From 'Massive Lizard'
Scientists Find 250 Million-year-old Skull From 'Massive Lizard'

This is the full skull of the early Triassic period amphibian Wetlugasaurus. SCIENTISTS thought a skull they found was "insignif...

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Geologists Uncover New Clues About Largest Mass Extinction Ever
Geologists Uncover New Clues About Largest Mass Extinction Ever

Mantle Xenolith. photo: James St. John A new study could help explain the driving force behind the largest mass extinction in the hist...

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New Dinosaur Fossils Show 'Weird' Evolution From Meat-eaters to Insect-eaters
New Dinosaur Fossils Show 'Weird' Evolution From Meat-eaters to Insect-eaters

Xiyunykus bones in the lab before their removal from the rock. Credit: James Clark The discovery of two dinosaur fossils in China is s...

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Why Painite Can Fetch US $60,000 Per Carat?
Why Painite Can Fetch US $60,000 Per Carat?

Painite crystal Humans have adorned themselves and their belongings with attractive stones since prehistoric times. We’ve used fossil...

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Ring Of Fire Rocked By Earthquakes, Is California In Store For The 'Big One'?
Ring Of Fire Rocked By Earthquakes, Is California In Store For The 'Big One'?

This August is shaping up to be a pretty shaky month, thanks to several large earthquakes across the globe. These earthquakes have spur...

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Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Much Faster Than Previously Thought
Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Much Faster Than Previously Thought

The Earth’s magnetosphere and the Sun. Illustration: NASA A new study analyzing rock formations from 107,000 to 91,000 years ago ha...

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 Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Hits Off Coast of Western Oregon
Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Hits Off Coast of Western Oregon

An earthquake and aftershock have been reported off the coast of south-central Oregon. An earthquake has been recorded at a depth of a...

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What Are Organic Gemstones?
What Are Organic Gemstones?

Almost all gemstones are minerals with a crystalline structure. However, some gems are not really gemstones. Rather their origin is or...

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Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen
Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen

This image shows a dorsal view of the mid-Cretaceous beetle Cretoparacucujus cycadophilus, including the mandibular cavities it likely us...

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Something Digs Intricate Tunnels in Garnets. Is It Alive?
Something Digs Intricate Tunnels in Garnets. Is It Alive?

Garnet crystal with distinct tubular structures. and Microphotograph of network of tubular structures originating at garnet surface. Cred...

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Mineral Created in Lab That Can Remove CO2 Pollution From Atmosphere
Mineral Created in Lab That Can Remove CO2 Pollution From Atmosphere

Natural Magnesite FROM Brumado, Bahia , Brazil. Photo:Rob Lavinsky Scientists have found a way to produce a mineral, known as magnesi...

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240 Cubic Miles of Magma Discovered Underneath Dormant California Supervolcano
240 Cubic Miles of Magma Discovered Underneath Dormant California Supervolcano

Location of Long Valley supervolcano Scientists have discovered 240 cubic miles of semi-molten magma below the Long Valley Ca...

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This Unusual Meteorite Flew Around in Space Before Earth Was Born
This Unusual Meteorite Flew Around in Space Before Earth Was Born

The NWA 11119 meteorite is about the size of a baseball and is estimated to be 4.6 billion years old. Scientists say a weird, basebal...

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Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits Alaska
Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits Alaska

The U.S. Geological Survey says that two earthquakes have hit Alaska. The agency says that at 6:58 a.m. Sunday the earthquake...

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A 'Swarm' of 153 Earthquakes Hit the Region Around Yellowstone in July
A 'Swarm' of 153 Earthquakes Hit the Region Around Yellowstone in July

Scientists have devised a new way to find out how quickly magma is building up beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano. Scientists are c...

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