This Island Appeared Out of Nowhere, With Life Forms Never Seen Before
This Island Appeared Out of Nowhere, With Life Forms Never Seen Before

This Island Appeared Out of Nowhere, With Life Forms Never Seen Before. View from the summit of Hunga Tonga -Hunga Ha'apai island. (Phot...

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Amber Colors: What Are the Different Colors of Amber?
Amber Colors: What Are the Different Colors of Amber?

Amber Colors: What Are the Different Colors of Amber?     Amber is an amorphous, hardened material made from a mixture of organic compounds ...

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Earth's Spinning Inner Core Recently Paused Then Flipped Its Direction
Earth's Spinning Inner Core Recently Paused Then Flipped Its Direction

Earth's Spinning Inner Core Recently Paused Then Flipped Its Direction   Earth's inner core, a hot iron ball the size of Pluto, has ...

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GSA Geologic Time Scale, Latest Version
GSA Geologic Time Scale, Latest Version

GSA Geologic Time Scale, Latest Version   The geologic time scale is the “calendar” for events in earth history. It subdivides all time into...

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Salt Domes And Salt Glaciers of Zagros Mountains
Salt Domes And Salt Glaciers of Zagros Mountains

Salt Domes And Salt Glaciers of Zagros Mountains   In the southern part of the Zagros Mountains alone, there are more than 130 salt domes w...

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World's Largest Fossilised Amber Flower
World's Largest Fossilised Amber Flower

World's Largest Fossilised Amber Flower! This bloom preserved in amber more than 33 million years old is a giant among flowers trapped i...

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This Ancient Creature Is a Bizarre Hybrid of Dinosaur And Bird
This Ancient Creature Is a Bizarre Hybrid of Dinosaur And Bird

This Ancient Creature Is a Bizarre Hybrid of Dinosaur And Bird. Life reconstruction of the 120-million-year-old bird  Cratonavis zhui . (Ima...

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Rare, 'Rule-Breaking' Quasicrystal Found in Chunk of 'Fossilized' Lightning
Rare, 'Rule-Breaking' Quasicrystal Found in Chunk of 'Fossilized' Lightning

Rare, 'Rule-Breaking' Quasicrystal Found in Chunk of 'Fossilized' Lightning. The newfound quasicrystal was found in Nebraska...

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Giant Arthropods Dominated the Seas 470 Million Years Ago
Giant Arthropods Dominated the Seas 470 Million Years Ago

Giant Arthropods Dominated the Seas 470 Million Years Ago.  Typical post-Cambrian animals from the Fezouata biota.  Credit: Emmanuel Martin....

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