L.A.’s Biggest Quake Threat Sits on Overlooked Part of San Andreas, Study Says
L.A.’s Biggest Quake Threat Sits on Overlooked Part of San Andreas, Study Says

Arrows pointing to the Mission Creek strand of the San Andreas Fault. (Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast)   Part Of The San And...

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New Rock Type Discovered Beneath The Ocean
New Rock Type Discovered Beneath The Ocean

A microscopic cross-section of the newly discovered type of basalt Picture credit: Exp. 351 Science Team   Geologists have discovered a new ...

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Here’s What a Metal Volcano Would Look Like
Here’s What a Metal Volcano Would Look Like

Metallic lava flow emerging from rocky lava. Credit : Arianna Soldati    When Volcanoes Go Metal A team of scientists is hard at work on an ...

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Geologists Discover Powerful 'River of Rocks' Below Caribbean
Geologists Discover Powerful 'River of Rocks' Below Caribbean

In this image, the warped amount of the surface is due to the opening of the Central American gateway that allowed hot material to flow thro...

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 47-Million-Year-Old Fly Found With a Full Belly
47-Million-Year-Old Fly Found With a Full Belly

A 47-million-year old fossil belonging to a previously unknown species of fly was found at the Messel Pit in central Germany   For The First...

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Rock Rising From Below the Atlantic May Drive Continents Apart
Rock Rising From Below the Atlantic May Drive Continents Apart

Material rising from deep below the Mid-Atlantic Ridge may widen the ocean by a few centimeters every year. The ridge is visible in this fal...

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4.6-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Is The Oldest Magmatic Rock Ever Found
4.6-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Is The Oldest Magmatic Rock Ever Found

The Erg Chech 002 meteorite's large crystals suggest that the rock cooled slowly. A single meteorite crash-landed in the Sahara Desert i...

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Scientists Detect Signs of a Hidden Structure Inside Earth's Core
Scientists Detect Signs of a Hidden Structure Inside Earth's Core

There's probably a fifth layer. (forplayday/iStock/Getty Images)   It may be time to rewrite the textbooks, as scientists have discovere...

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