130-million-year-old Insects Trapped in Amber Right When They Were Born
130-million-year-old Insects Trapped in Amber Right When They Were Born

One of the newly discovered millipede fossilized in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma). Credit: Dr Thomas Wesener Sinc...

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Research Reveals 'Fundamental Finding' About Earth's Outer Core
Research Reveals 'Fundamental Finding' About Earth's Outer Core

Researchers used cutting-edge supercomputing techniques to make a critical discovery about the chemical composition of the Earth's ou...

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Earth Loses Hundreds of Tons of Atmosphere to Space Every Day
Earth Loses Hundreds of Tons of Atmosphere to Space Every Day

Credit: ESA/AOES Medialab Scientists have known for some time that Earth's atmosphere loses several hundred tons of oxyge...

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Why Is Sea Level Rising Faster in Some Places Along the US East Coast Than Others?
Why Is Sea Level Rising Faster in Some Places Along the US East Coast Than Others?

(Photo courtesy Joseph R. Melanson, skypic.com) Sea levels are rising globally from ocean warming and melting of land ice, but the se...

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Rare-earth Elements Discovered in Georgia Kaolin Mines, Study Finds
Rare-earth Elements Discovered in Georgia Kaolin Mines, Study Finds

Scheelite. Photo: Rob Lavinsky The high-density minerals in the Georgia kaolin mines are potential sources of rare-earth elem...

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Yellowstone Volcano Was Hit by Earthquake Swarm of 2,500 Tremors
Yellowstone Volcano Was Hit by Earthquake Swarm of 2,500 Tremors

Last summer, Yellowstone National Park was hit by a huge earthquake swarm. Over the course of three months, the park experienced over 2...

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Largest Known Diamond in North America Found
Largest Known Diamond in North America Found

The record-setting stone was found in October, according to Dominion Diamond Mines. The find is said to be more than double the weight of...

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Oceans Are Being Sucked Into Earth’s Interior Through World’s Deepest Trenches
Oceans Are Being Sucked Into Earth’s Interior Through World’s Deepest Trenches

File photo of a deep sea trench. The Mariana Trench is the deepest natural point on Earth. Photo: ISTOCK Three times more wa...

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Two Earthquakes Shake Eastern Tennessee, Felt by Some in Upstate
Two Earthquakes Shake Eastern Tennessee, Felt by Some in Upstate

Google Map. Two earthquakes struck Wednesday morning in eastern Tennessee, rattling people awake across several Southeastern states. ...

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Scientists Reveal a Massive Biosphere of Life Hidden Under Earth's Surface
Scientists Reveal a Massive Biosphere of Life Hidden Under Earth's Surface

A nematode (eukaryote) in a biofilm of microorganisms. This deep-dwelling creature (Poikilolaimus sp.) was discovered in the Kopanang gol...

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NASA: Arctic Sea Ice Decline Slows Down Temporarily
NASA: Arctic Sea Ice Decline Slows Down Temporarily

Captured on Landsat 8, the image shows a view of the Anzhu Islands in the Arctic Ocean during the summer melt season. (Photo courtesy: Na...

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This Beach Has Sand That Looks Exactly Like Popcorn
This Beach Has Sand That Looks Exactly Like Popcorn

Photo By: @_irens_/Instagram If you thought there were only sand and pebble beaches in the world, then you’re in for a surprise. Th...

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Gemstone Turns Out to Be Fossil of an Unknown Dinosaur
Gemstone Turns Out to Be Fossil of an Unknown Dinosaur

Opal boulders in Coober Pedy, Australia. Dmitry Chulov/Shutterstock A new kelpie-sized dinosaur has been identified in the Lightning R...

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Volcanoes Fueled by 'Mush' Reservoirs, Not Magma Chambers
Volcanoes Fueled by 'Mush' Reservoirs, Not Magma Chambers

Photo: (USGS) Volcanoes are not fed by molten magma formed in large chambers finds a new study, overturning classic ideas about volcan...

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Fossil Algae Reveal 500 Million Years of Climate Change
Fossil Algae Reveal 500 Million Years of Climate Change

Fossil Algae. Photo: James St. John Earth scientists are able to travel far back in time to reconstruct the geological past and pale...

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