Scientists Discover 'Ice Fossils' in a 4.6 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Shard
Scientists Discover 'Ice Fossils' in a 4.6 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Shard

XCT slice images of equant samples of the Acfer 094 matrix A 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite landed in Algeria in 1990, the remnant of...

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Opalized Petrified Wood
Opalized Petrified Wood

Colorful crystal patterns are displayed in a cross-section of petrified wood in the Petrified Forest National Park, located in northeast ...

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What Are Lost Continents, and Why Are We Discovering So Many?
What Are Lost Continents, and Why Are We Discovering So Many?

For most people, continents are Earth’s seven main large landmasses. But geoscientists have a different take on this. They look at t...

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Scientists Discover New Carbon as Hard as Diamonds
Scientists Discover New Carbon as Hard as Diamonds

Superhard materials can slice, drill and polish other objects. They also hold potential for creating scratch-resistant coatings that co...

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35 Minerals That Are Critical To Our Society
35 Minerals That Are Critical To Our Society

 Tungsten rods with evaporated crystals. Photo: Alchemist-hp Australia and the US' respective geoscience agencies have inked a fo...

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Secret of Explosive Volcanism Unlocked
Secret of Explosive Volcanism Unlocked

Hot lava spew from the crater of Mount Merapi as seen from Babadan village in Magelang in 2001. Credit: Dita Alangkara/AP When will t...

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The Gachalá Emerald
The Gachalá Emerald

The Gachalá Emerald, one of the largest and valuable gem emeralds in the world, at 858 carats uncut. It was found in the mine called Ve...

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Newly Discovered Fossil Bird Fills in Gap Between Dinosaurs and Modern Fliers
Newly Discovered Fossil Bird Fills in Gap Between Dinosaurs and Modern Fliers

Artist’s depiction of Fukuipteryx prima. Image: Masanori Yoshida The fossils of a bird that lived 120 million years ago, during the ...

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The Mysterious 'Tully Monster' Just Got More Mysterious
The Mysterious 'Tully Monster' Just Got More Mysterious

Artist’s impression of Tullimonstrum, and The Tullimonstrum fossil. Ghedoghedo/Wikimedia Every now and again, scientists discover fos...

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Pamukkale: Amazing Geological Wonder
Pamukkale: Amazing Geological Wonder

Pamukkale is actually Turkish for “cotton castle”, a name that we think manages to characterize the true inner “fluffiness” of this pla...

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Scientists Unearth Huge Claw From 110-million-year-old Carnivorous Dinosaur
Scientists Unearth Huge Claw From 110-million-year-old Carnivorous Dinosaur

Fossilised 20 centimetre long hand claw of theropod discovered at Eric the West site on Victoria’s Otway Coast. Credit: Stephen Poropat/M...

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New Way to Date Rocks
New Way to Date Rocks

Photo: The Mineral Collective A new way to date a common mineral could help pinpoint ore deposits and improve mineral exploration glob...

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What Makes Earth's Surface Move?
What Makes Earth's Surface Move?

Do tectonic plates move because of motion in the Earth's mantle, or is the mantle driven by the movement of the plates? Or could it...

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