Meteor Blast Over Bering Sea Was 10 Times Size of Hiroshima
Meteor Blast Over Bering Sea Was 10 Times Size of Hiroshima

 A dashcam image of the Chelyabinsk meteor. The meteor last December exploded over a more remote location. Photograph: AP A meteor ...

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Researchers Unravel Mysteries of Earth's Inner Core
Researchers Unravel Mysteries of Earth's Inner Core

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) are unlocking some of the secrets of the Earth's inner core by adapting a...

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Yellowstone’s Geysers Are Getting More Active. Nobody’s Sure Why
Yellowstone’s Geysers Are Getting More Active. Nobody’s Sure Why

Steamboat Geyser experiences a relatively minor eruption in a picture taken in Yellowstone National Park. Recently, the geyser set a reco...

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CO2 Mineralization in Geologically Common Rocks for Carbon Storage
CO2 Mineralization in Geologically Common Rocks for Carbon Storage

Magnesite. Image credit: Rob Lavinsky Humanity needs to improve when it comes to reducing carbon emissions to prevent the worst eff...

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What Is the Largest Snake That Ever Existed?
What Is the Largest Snake That Ever Existed?

Life-sized model of Titanoboa devouring a crocodilian, from the Smithsonian exhibit Prehistoric snake was as long as a school bus...

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Prehistoric Worm Built Tube-like 'Houses' on Sea Floor
Prehistoric Worm Built Tube-like 'Houses' on Sea Floor

The worm shaped animal would have lived inside of a porous tube, and used its “U” shaped structure to attach itself in place within the t...

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Unraveling Secrets of Diamond Formation
Unraveling Secrets of Diamond Formation

Understanding the global carbon cycle provides scientists with vital clues about the planet's habitability. It's the reason...

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Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, But in Opal
Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, But in Opal

Photo: (Brian Berger/Instagram/@velvetboxsociety) In a find unlike anything seen before, a piece of opal from the island of java in i...

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New Dinosaur Species With Spiky Backbone Discovered in Argentina
New Dinosaur Species With Spiky Backbone Discovered in Argentina

A replica of the skull and neck of the "Bajadasaurus pronuspinax," a new species of sauropod discovered in Patagonia Pale...

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Massive Bolivian Earthquake Reveals Mountains 660 Kilometers Below Earth's Surface
Massive Bolivian Earthquake Reveals Mountains 660 Kilometers Below Earth's Surface

Scientists aren't sure how high the underground mountains are, but said they could be bigger than anything above Earth's surface ...

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Mantle Plumes Can Destroy Diamonds
Mantle Plumes Can Destroy Diamonds

Examples of rough diamonds from the Letseng mine, Lesotho Kimberlites (pipe-like bodies) are the host rocks for the majority of dia...

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Giant Dinosaur Trackway Discovered in Queensland
Giant Dinosaur Trackway Discovered in Queensland

The three dinosaur footprint types found at the site: the left footprints of a sauropod (outlined in blue). Credit: Swinburne University ...

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Rare Spider Fossil Preserves 100-Million-Year-Old Glowing Eyes
Rare Spider Fossil Preserves 100-Million-Year-Old Glowing Eyes

Flint rock preserved characteristics of the spider fossils differently than the more common amber-preserved spiders. Glowing Spider Eyes,...

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Extratropical Volcanoes Influence Climate More Than Assumed
Extratropical Volcanoes Influence Climate More Than Assumed

The eruption of Sarychev Peak in 2009 seen from the ISS. The eruption transported sulphur gases into the stratosphere. Eruption...

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Earth's Largest Extinction Event Likely Took Plants First
Earth's Largest Extinction Event Likely Took Plants First

Chaleuria cirrosa fossil land plant (Lower Devonian; New Brunswick, southeastern Canada Little life could endure the Earth-spanni...

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