Scientists Uncover 550 Million-Year-Old Fossils of Bug Trails
Scientists Uncover 550 Million-Year-Old Fossils of Bug Trails

A fossil of Yilingia spiciformis and the track it left as it moved. (Z. Chen et al. / Nature) A 550-million-year-old worm was one of ...

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There's a Lost Continent Hiding Beneath Europe
There's a Lost Continent Hiding Beneath Europe

Photo: The Sun Researchers uncovered traces of a lost continent that disappeared under what is today Europe about 120 million years a...

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Rocks at Asteroid Impact Site Record First Day of Dinosaur Extinction
Rocks at Asteroid Impact Site Record First Day of Dinosaur Extinction

Asteroid as Powerful as 10 Billion World War II Atomic Bombs May Have Wiped Out the Dinosaurs When the asteroid that wiped out the di...

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Pyrite: Interesting Facts About  Fool's Gold
Pyrite: Interesting Facts About Fool's Gold

Pyritized ammonite. From Saratov Russia. Upper Callovian (around 162 million years). Photo: Leah Luten Pyrite  is an iron sulfide with...

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Researchers Unearth 'New' Mass-extinction
Researchers Unearth 'New' Mass-extinction

A team of scientists has concluded that earth experienced a previously underestimated severe mass-extinction event, which occurred abou...

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Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser Breaks Yearly Eruption Record
Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser Breaks Yearly Eruption Record

The Steamboat Geyser at Yellowstone National Park just broke a record. According to the US Geologic Survey, the world’s tallest activ...

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 M5.9 Earthquake Detected Off Oregon Coast
M5.9 Earthquake Detected Off Oregon Coast

A strong earthquake has hit the off coast region of Oregon on Thursday morning, according to United States Geological Survey earthquak...

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What Drives Plate Tectonics?
What Drives Plate Tectonics?

Global paleomagnetic plate reconstructions a. 270 Ma, b. 180 Ma, and inset the Present Tethyan Realm. Credit: ©Science China Press Pl...

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Scientists Confirm The Discovery of a Mineral Never Before Seen in Nature
Scientists Confirm The Discovery of a Mineral Never Before Seen in Nature

Inside the Wedderburn meteorite. Source: Rodney Start/Museums Victoria  Mineral 'NEVER seen before in nature' is discovered in...

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Paleontologists Discovered Diversity of Insect Pollinators in 99-million-year Old Amber
Paleontologists Discovered Diversity of Insect Pollinators in 99-million-year Old Amber

Buratina truncata, the new long-proboscid species of Paradoxosisyrinae from Burmese amber. Photo: Alexander Khramov A team of paleonto...

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6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Oregon Coast
6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Oregon Coast

The United States Geological Survey says a 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck roughly 170 miles off the coast of Oregon, in the wester...

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Famous Utah Rock Formation Vibrates at the Same Rate as a Heartbeat
Famous Utah Rock Formation Vibrates at the Same Rate as a Heartbeat

At about the same rate that your heart beats, a Utah rock formation called Castleton Tower gently vibrates, keeping time and keeping w...

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Texas Woman Finds 3.72-carat Diamond at Arkansas State Park
Texas Woman Finds 3.72-carat Diamond at Arkansas State Park

The 3.72-carat diamond was smaller than a quarter. (Photo Credit: Arkansas State Parks) A Texas woman on a first-time visit to Arkan...

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A Tectonic Plate is Dying Under Oregon
A Tectonic Plate is Dying Under Oregon

The Juan de Fuca plate meets the North American plate beneath the Cascadia fault.  USGS, CC BY A gaping hole in a dying tectonic plate...

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Ancient 'Lava Reservoir' and Diamonds as Old as the Moon Have Been Found
Ancient 'Lava Reservoir' and Diamonds as Old as the Moon Have Been Found

Diamonds from the Juina area: most of these are superdeep diamonds. Credit: Graham Pearson A careful inspection of super-deep diamond...

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These 54-Million-Year-Old Fly Eyes Are Preserved in Astounding Detail
These 54-Million-Year-Old Fly Eyes Are Preserved in Astounding Detail

Eyes surprise: fossil eyes from a 54 million year old cranefly. Lindgren et al./Nature Composition of fossil insect eyes surprises r...

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New Zealand Scientists Discover Fossilized Bones of Human-sized 'Monster Penguin'
New Zealand Scientists Discover Fossilized Bones of Human-sized 'Monster Penguin'

Dr. Paul Scofield, senior curator natural history at Canterbury Museum, holds the fossil, a tibiotarsus, left, next to a similar bone of ...

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Tiger Eye Stone Effects
Tiger Eye Stone Effects

Set of various tiger-eye natural mineral stones and gemstones (tigers eye, bull-eye, hawk-eye). Copyright : vvoennyy Tiger's eye...

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Earth's Magnetic Field Reversals May Take Much Longer Than We Thought
Earth's Magnetic Field Reversals May Take Much Longer Than We Thought

Earth's Magnetic Field Went Completely Haywire During Last Reversal and Took 22,000 Years to Get Back to Normal Yet, largely hidd...

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