World's Oldest Bug is Fossil Millipede From Scotland
World's Oldest Bug is Fossil Millipede From Scotland

UT Austin scientists found that the fossil millipede Kampecaris obanensis was 425 million years old. Credit: British Geological Survey ...

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Largest Land-Dwelling “Bug” of All Time
Largest Land-Dwelling “Bug” of All Time

 A life size model of a giant millipede, Arthropleura The giant extinct invertebrate Arthropleura resembled some modern millipedes, but...

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Hawaiian Volcano Puhahonu is Earth’s Biggest and Hottest Shield Volcano
Hawaiian Volcano Puhahonu is Earth’s Biggest and Hottest Shield Volcano

Gardner Pinnacles. Image credit: Andy Collins, NOAA. With two barren peaks that rise only about 170 feet above sea level, the now ext...

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New Clues to Deep Earthquake Mystery
New Clues to Deep Earthquake Mystery

Subduction zones occur where one tectonic plate dives under another. A new understanding of our planet's deepest earthquakes cou...

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Rare, Mysterious Diamond Found in West Virginia
Rare, Mysterious Diamond Found in West Virginia

Jones diamond, photographed at Rich Creek Bank in Peterstown, 1968 Diamonds don't exist naturally in West Virginia, yet one of t...

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Thunderegg: Ordinary Rocks With Crystal Surprise Inside!
Thunderegg: Ordinary Rocks With Crystal Surprise Inside!

Thunderegg. Credit: Bill The Eggman A thunderegg (or thunder egg) is a nodule-like rock, similar to a filled geode, that is formed...

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Giant Tectonic Plate Under Indian Ocean is Breaking in Two
Giant Tectonic Plate Under Indian Ocean is Breaking in Two

This map shows the seafloor topography and deformation below it at a fracture in the Wharton Basin. This fracture likely formed when the ...

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Dumortierite Quartz: Rare Blue Quartz
Dumortierite Quartz: Rare Blue Quartz

Dumortierite in quartz From Brazil. Photo: GalaxSea. Dumortierite quartz is blue colored quartz containing abundant dumortierite inc...

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Fossils of 10m-long Dinosaur Found in Argentina
Fossils of 10m-long Dinosaur Found in Argentina

Photo: Raffaele Sergi Paleontologists from the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences said on Monday they found the 70-million-year-ol...

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Pineapple Quartz
Pineapple Quartz

Pineapple Quartz from Madagascar. Photo: Ancient Mountain Treasures/ Instagram Pineapple Quartz is the name given to a silicon dioxid...

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First Animal 'Buckyballs' Discovered in 80-million-year-old Sea Lillies
First Animal 'Buckyballs' Discovered in 80-million-year-old Sea Lillies

Uintacrinus socialis from the Niobrara Formation, Kansas, United States. Image credit: James St. John / CC BY 2.0. Scientists from Th...

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New Lake Larger Than 5 Football Fields Forms in Hawaiian Volcano
New Lake Larger Than 5 Football Fields Forms in Hawaiian Volcano

Image: Joshua Stevens (NASA Earth Observatory) NASA has released images that document the growth of a water lake inside a huge crater...

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Hundreds of Towering Hydrothermal Chimneys Discovered on Seafloor Off Washington
Hundreds of Towering Hydrothermal Chimneys Discovered on Seafloor Off Washington

At the Endeavour Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge, about 350 kilometers (220 miles) northwest of Washington State, the seafloor is rip...

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Rare Blue Skarn
Rare Blue Skarn

Blue diopsidite skarn. Photo: James St. John Skarns are hard, coarse-grained metamorphic rocks that form by a process called metasom...

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'Gargantuan' Hail in Argentina May Have Smashed World Record
'Gargantuan' Hail in Argentina May Have Smashed World Record

A gargantuan hailstone that fell in Argentina may have set a world record, according to researchers. Credit: Victoria Druetta Once up...

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Sahara was Earth’s Most Dangerous Place 100 Million Years Ago
Sahara was Earth’s Most Dangerous Place 100 Million Years Ago

The giant predatory dinosaur Carcharodontosaurus eyes a group of Elosuchus — crocodile-like hunters — near a carcass. Image credit: David...

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