Beneath Earth's Crust, Hot Rocks Creep as Oceanic Plates Plunge Toward the Core
Beneath Earth's Crust, Hot Rocks Creep as Oceanic Plates Plunge Toward the Core

Cross-sections of Earth’s mantle down to 1,400 km depth showing changes in its flow as ancient ocean beds fall into Earth’s deep interior...

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'Mindblowing' Haul of Fossils Over 500M Years Old Unearthed in China
'Mindblowing' Haul of Fossils Over 500M Years Old Unearthed in China

An undescribed species of Leanchoilia, an arthropod, from the Qingjiang fossil site. Photo: FU ET AL Scientists have uncovered a...

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110-Million-year-old Bird Fossil Found With Egg Inside
110-Million-year-old Bird Fossil Found With Egg Inside

Photograph of the holotype of Avimaia schweitzerae. Photo Barbara Marrs The 'first ever' bird fossil with an egg preserved ...

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Hundreds of Methane Vents Discovered Off Washington's Coast
Hundreds of Methane Vents Discovered Off Washington's Coast

Red stars show locations of methane bubble plumes off Washington's coast. The light gray is the shallow continental shelf, less than ...

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520-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster Had 18 Mouth Tentacles
520-Million-Year-Old Sea Monster Had 18 Mouth Tentacles

A detailed fossil of the newly identified Daihua sanqiong. Credit: Yang Zhao One of the ocean's little known carnivores has been...

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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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