Scientists Discover Giant Impact Crater Under Greenland Ice
Scientists Discover Giant Impact Crater Under Greenland Ice

Map of the bedrock topography beneath the ice sheet and the ice-free land surrounding the Hiawatha impact crater. Credit: The Natural His...

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Chlorastrolite: Michigan's Striking State Gemstone
Chlorastrolite: Michigan's Striking State Gemstone

Chlorastrolite. Photo: Jeff Kopsi Isle Royale has long been famous as the home of chlorastrolite, known informally in rock-collectin...

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Discovery of High Geothermal Heat at South Pole
Discovery of High Geothermal Heat at South Pole

Graphic shows how the Twin Otter aircraft uses aerial radar to map the ice sheet and bed. Credit: Tom Jordan Scientists have discover...

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Scientists to Track the Reaction of Crystals to the Electric Field
Scientists to Track the Reaction of Crystals to the Electric Field

The international scientific team developed a new method for measuring the response of crystals on the electric field. Credit: Peter the ...

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Dinosaur Eggs Came in Many Colors—just Like Birds’
Dinosaur Eggs Came in Many Colors—just Like Birds’

A neosauropod egg, Western Argentina. Photo: Lucas Fiorelli A new study says the colors found in modern birds' eggs did not evolv...

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Geoscientists Discover an Overlooked Source for Earth's Water
Geoscientists Discover an Overlooked Source for Earth's Water

This view of Earth's horizon was taken by an Expedition 7 crew member onboard the International Space Station, using a wide-angle len...

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The Lithosphere: Revolutionising Earth Tectonics
The Lithosphere: Revolutionising Earth Tectonics

Global shape index derived from GOCE satellite gravity data. Dome-ridge features characterise Earth’s oceans while valley to bowl feature...

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New 12-Ton Jurassic dinosaur Was the Largest to Walk the Earth
New 12-Ton Jurassic dinosaur Was the Largest to Walk the Earth

Jurassic dinosaur fossils seen at the Dinosaur National Monument. The newly-discovered dinosaur is believed to be from the Jurassic perio...

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First Fossil Lungs Found in Dinosaur-Era Bird
First Fossil Lungs Found in Dinosaur-Era Bird

Archaeorhynchus spathula was a beaked, feathered bird that lived 120 million years ago. A new fossil discovery suggests it had a respirat...

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Deepest High-temperature Hydrothermal Vents Discovered in Pacific Ocean
Deepest High-temperature Hydrothermal Vents Discovered in Pacific Ocean

Hydrothermal Vent Chimeny. Photo: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer In spring 2015, MBARI researchers discovered a large, previously unknown...

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Ancient Crystals Shed Light on Earth’s Earliest History
Ancient Crystals Shed Light on Earth’s Earliest History

Zonal crystal of zircon. Photo: Petr Hykš To geologists, Earth’s early history is somewhat of a black box. Volcanoes, magma seas, ...

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5,655-carat Emerald With 'Golden Green Hue' Discovered
5,655-carat Emerald With 'Golden Green Hue' Discovered

The 5,655-carat Lion Emerald Credit: Gemfields A giant and extremely rare emerald worth an estimated £2 million ($2,549,954) has been...

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