Peacock Rock
Peacock Rock

   Peacock ore is a pet name, referring to rocks made of the minerals bornite and chalcopyrite. The colors of peacock ore are actually tar...

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Rainbow Obsidian
Rainbow Obsidian

 Polished Rainbow Obsidian.  Photo: La Roche Mère   Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass. It is formed during the eruption of...

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The California Coast is Disappearing Under the Rising Sea
The California Coast is Disappearing Under the Rising Sea

  A majority of the world population lives on low lying lands near the sea, some of which are predicted to submerge by the end of the 21st c...

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World's Oldest Sperm From 100 Million Years Ago Found Fossilised in Amber
World's Oldest Sperm From 100 Million Years Ago Found Fossilised in Amber

An ostracod trapped in the amber (Image: PA) Scientists have discovered what they believe to be the oldest fossilised animal sperm from aro...

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Extinct Cave Bear Found Whole After Being Frozen for 30,000 Years on Siberian Island
Extinct Cave Bear Found Whole After Being Frozen for 30,000 Years on Siberian Island

A carcass of an ice-age cave bear found on Great Lyakhovsky Island between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea in northern Russia. Nort...

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Five Rare Blue Diamonds Discovered at Cullinan Mine
Five Rare Blue Diamonds Discovered at Cullinan Mine

The five blue diamonds recovered at Cullinan, all in the space of one week’s production. (Image: Petra Diamonds.)   Five blue diamonds, of e...

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Dendrite Minerals
Dendrite Minerals

A crystal dendrite is a crystal that develops with a typical multi-branching tree-like form. Dendritic crystallization forms a natu...

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Discovery of Metamorphic Rock Microdiamonds Has Geologists Questioning Japan’s History
Discovery of Metamorphic Rock Microdiamonds Has Geologists Questioning Japan’s History

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Japan researchers have discovered microdiamonds in the Nishisonogi metamorphic rock formation in Nagasaki Pr...

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Quantum Simulation of Quantum Crystals
Quantum Simulation of Quantum Crystals

The chemical element bismuth as a synthetic made crystal. The surface is an iridescent very thin layer of oxidation. Credit: Alchemist-hp...

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Massive Yellowstone Geyser Sat Dormant for 6 Years. It Just Exploded
Massive Yellowstone Geyser Sat Dormant for 6 Years. It Just Exploded

Yellowstone's Giantess Geyser erupts for first time in six years In these troubled times there comes a point where we all need to...

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