99-Million-year-old Frog Found Encased in Amber
99-Million-year-old Frog Found Encased in Amber

Electrorana limoae. (Credit: U. Florida) About 99 million years ago in what’s now Myanmar, sap suddenly trapped a tiny juvenile f...

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New Report Classifies 18 US Volcanoes as 'Very High Threat'
New Report Classifies 18 US Volcanoes as 'Very High Threat'

Photo: Google Map The USGS Has Just Listed These 18 North American Volcanoes as "Very High" Risk Government scientists h...

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Quake Split a Tectonic Plate in Two, and Geologists Are Shaken
Quake Split a Tectonic Plate in Two, and Geologists Are Shaken

(Photo: USGS) An intense temblor in Mexico was just the latest example of an enigmatic type of earthquake with highly destructive po...

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Faults Discovered on Mt. Hood Could Trigger 7.2 Earthquake, Researchers Say
Faults Discovered on Mt. Hood Could Trigger 7.2 Earthquake, Researchers Say

Google Map Researchers say active fault lines on Mount Hood could potentially trigger a 7.2 magnitude quake that could reach Portland...

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Life Cycle of Sulphur Predicts Location of Valuable Minerals
Life Cycle of Sulphur Predicts Location of Valuable Minerals

Sulfur Miners Story Traditional In Mount Ijen , East Java , Indonesia A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia a...

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Mineral Discoveries in the Galapagos Islands Pose a Puzzle as to Their Formation and Origin
Mineral Discoveries in the Galapagos Islands Pose a Puzzle as to Their Formation and Origin

A Typical Zircon With Clearly Pronounced Concentric Zoning. Credit: Alfred Kröner The Galapagos archipelago is one of the most famo...

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Several Powerful Earthquakes Strike Off the Shore of Canada
Several Powerful Earthquakes Strike Off the Shore of Canada

Google Map The U.S. Geological Survey says several powerful quakes were reported Sunday evening. The of the depth the...

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New Study Confirms That Earth's Inner Core Is Solid
New Study Confirms That Earth's Inner Core Is Solid

Core Issue. Photo: Thinkstock Researchers report that they’ve observed seismic waves traversing the Earth’s inner core, allowing them...

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How Rare Minerals Form When Meteorites Slam Into Earth
How Rare Minerals Form When Meteorites Slam Into Earth

Photo: © Sputnik / Vladimir Pesnya The discovery of a rare mineral (reidite) at the Woodleigh meteorite impact structure in Wester...

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Climate Change Could Lead to Global Beer Crisis
Climate Change Could Lead to Global Beer Crisis

Photo: Getty Images Climate change threatens to cause global prices to soar along with global temperatures, as droughts and extreme h...

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Chrysanthemum Stone: Natural Flower Stone
Chrysanthemum Stone: Natural Flower Stone

Photo: cobalt123 The chrysanthemum stone is approximately 270 million years old. It is a dark gray to black limestone matrix with and...

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Michigan Man Discovers His Doorstop Actually a Meteorite Worth $100,000
Michigan Man Discovers His Doorstop Actually a Meteorite Worth $100,000

The Edmore meteorite found in northeast Montcalm County in the 1930s and made public this year is Michigan's sixth largest, weighing ...

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Rare Snail Found in Dinosaur-era Amber
Rare Snail Found in Dinosaur-era Amber

Photo courtesy of Associate Professor Lida Xing, China University of Geosciences, Beijing. Palaeontologists have found - so perfec...

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Mount Etna's Slide Into the Sea Could Trigger a Catastrophic Collapse
Mount Etna's Slide Into the Sea Could Trigger a Catastrophic Collapse

Photograph by Am Design Gravity is pulling Mount Etna toward the sea, raising the possibility that the flank of the active volca...

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4-Billion-Year-Old Crystals Offer Clues to the Origins of Life
4-Billion-Year-Old Crystals Offer Clues to the Origins of Life

What did earth look like more than 4 billion years ago? This was before humans carved its wonders on stone, before trees etched the se...

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What Are Rare Earths, Crucial Elements in Modern Technology?
What Are Rare Earths, Crucial Elements in Modern Technology?

A handful of europium. Most Americans use rare earth elements every day – without knowing it, or knowing anything about what they d...

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A Geyser Erupted in Yellowstone and 80 Years of Human Trash Poured Out
A Geyser Erupted in Yellowstone and 80 Years of Human Trash Poured Out

On Sept. 15, Yellowstone National Park's Ear Spring geyser erupted in its most violent display since 1957. For several minutes, sprays...

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