'Fool's Gold' May Be Valuable After All
'Fool's Gold' May Be Valuable After All

 Photo: Michigan Rocks & Minerals For the First Time, Researchers Electrically Transform Material From Non-magnetic to Magnetic...

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New Study Unravels Secret to Subduction
New Study Unravels Secret to Subduction

Credit: Australian National University Subduction zones are pivotal for the recycling of Earth’s outer layer into its interior. Howev...

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How Stony-iron Meteorites Form
How Stony-iron Meteorites Form

A slice of the Esquel meteorite showing the mixture of meteoric iron and silicates that is typical of this division. Photo: Doug Bowman ...

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Fossil of Giant 70m Year-old Fish Found in Argentina
Fossil of Giant 70m Year-old Fish Found in Argentina

The fossilized remains of this Xiphactinus - similar to the one found in Argentina - was discovered in the US state of Kansas A...

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These Ancient Crocodiles Walked on 2 Legs Like Dinosaurs
These Ancient Crocodiles Walked on 2 Legs Like Dinosaurs

A reconstruction of the ancient landscape of South Korea with crocodile track-makers. Image via Anthony Romilio. Researchers suggest...

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San Andreas Fault Earthquake More Likely After Ridgecrest Quakes, Scientists Warn
San Andreas Fault Earthquake More Likely After Ridgecrest Quakes, Scientists Warn

The greater Los Angeles area lies near the San Andreas Fault, which researchers said Monday is at greater risk for an earthquake followin...

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Giant 16-foot Long Dolphin Feasted on 'Killer Whale-size Prey'
Giant 16-foot Long Dolphin Feasted on 'Killer Whale-size Prey'

Photo: Nicholas D. Pyenson A giant 16-foot long dolphin has been discovered that lived 25 million years ago and was an apex predator....

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Zultanite: A Color Changing Stone
Zultanite: A Color Changing Stone

Zultanite gemstones, rough and crystal form lighting Zultanite is a color change gemstone that is similar to alexandrite. Zultanite ...

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Earth's Magnetic Field Can Change 10 Times Faster Than Thought
Earth's Magnetic Field Can Change 10 Times Faster Than Thought

Scientists using simulations in the lab have revealed that changes in the direction of the Earth's magnetic field may take place ...

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Dazzling Colors of 99-Million-Year-Old Insects Preserved in Amber
Dazzling Colors of 99-Million-Year-Old Insects Preserved in Amber

Diverse structural-colored insects in mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar. CREDIT: NIGPAS Nature is full of colors, from the ...

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Asteroid Impact, Not Volcanic Activity, Killed the Dinosaurs, Study Finds
Asteroid Impact, Not Volcanic Activity, Killed the Dinosaurs, Study Finds

Around 66 million years ago, an enormous asteroid smashed into the Earth off the coast of what is now Mexico in a catastrophic event th...

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A Billion Years Missing From Geologic Record
A Billion Years Missing From Geologic Record

A hiker walks along a road near Manitou Springs, Colorado, where an exposed outcrop shows a feature known as the “Great Unconformity.”Cre...

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Geochemists Solve Mystery of Earth's Vanishing Crust
Geochemists Solve Mystery of Earth's Vanishing Crust

Recycled ancient crust returns to the oceanic ridges. Credit: Caroline McNiel/National MagLab Thank goodness for the Earth's crus...

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Woman Finds 2.23-carat Diamond in Arkansas
Woman Finds 2.23-carat Diamond in Arkansas

 (Photo: Arkansas State Parks) A 56-year-old Arkansas woman was close to leaving Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro Saturd...

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Tanzanian Miner Finds World's Biggest Gemstone Worth $3.3 Million
Tanzanian Miner Finds World's Biggest Gemstone Worth $3.3 Million

The dark violet-blue gemstones were found by miner Saniniu Laizer in one of the tanzanite mines in the northern part of Tanzania The f...

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5.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Central California
5.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Central California

Initial reports indicate a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in California was felt in Las Vegas. The earthquake happened southwest of Owens Lak...

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California's Earthquake 'Swarm' Was Triggered by Fluid, Scientists Say
California's Earthquake 'Swarm' Was Triggered by Fluid, Scientists Say

An animation summarising the team's observations. A fault zone is embedded in host rock and exhibits geometric warping along strike...

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Steamboat Tourmaline: One of California's Finest Minerals
Steamboat Tourmaline: One of California's Finest Minerals

This is the famous "Steamboat" tourmaline mineral specimen At nearly a foot tall this pair of red tourmaline crystals with g...

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Giant Ancient Egg Found in Antarctica Could Be First From a Mosasaur
Giant Ancient Egg Found in Antarctica Could Be First From a Mosasaur

The fossil egg, which looks like a deflated footballLegendre et al. (2020) Antarctica's 'deflated football' fossil is wor...

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