Scientists to Track the Reaction of Crystals to the Electric Field
Scientists to Track the Reaction of Crystals to the Electric Field

The international scientific team developed a new method for measuring the response of crystals on the electric field. Credit: Peter the ...

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Dinosaur Eggs Came in Many Colors—just Like Birds’
Dinosaur Eggs Came in Many Colors—just Like Birds’

A neosauropod egg, Western Argentina. Photo: Lucas Fiorelli A new study says the colors found in modern birds' eggs did not evolv...

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Geoscientists Discover an Overlooked Source for Earth's Water
Geoscientists Discover an Overlooked Source for Earth's Water

This view of Earth's horizon was taken by an Expedition 7 crew member onboard the International Space Station, using a wide-angle len...

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The Lithosphere: Revolutionising Earth Tectonics
The Lithosphere: Revolutionising Earth Tectonics

Global shape index derived from GOCE satellite gravity data. Dome-ridge features characterise Earth’s oceans while valley to bowl feature...

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New 12-Ton Jurassic dinosaur Was the Largest to Walk the Earth
New 12-Ton Jurassic dinosaur Was the Largest to Walk the Earth

Jurassic dinosaur fossils seen at the Dinosaur National Monument. The newly-discovered dinosaur is believed to be from the Jurassic perio...

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First Fossil Lungs Found in Dinosaur-Era Bird
First Fossil Lungs Found in Dinosaur-Era Bird

Archaeorhynchus spathula was a beaked, feathered bird that lived 120 million years ago. A new fossil discovery suggests it had a respirat...

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Deepest High-temperature Hydrothermal Vents Discovered in Pacific Ocean
Deepest High-temperature Hydrothermal Vents Discovered in Pacific Ocean

Hydrothermal Vent Chimeny. Photo: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer In spring 2015, MBARI researchers discovered a large, previously unknown...

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Ancient Crystals Shed Light on Earth’s Earliest History
Ancient Crystals Shed Light on Earth’s Earliest History

Zonal crystal of zircon. Photo: Petr Hykš To geologists, Earth’s early history is somewhat of a black box. Volcanoes, magma seas, ...

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5,655-carat Emerald With 'Golden Green Hue' Discovered
5,655-carat Emerald With 'Golden Green Hue' Discovered

The 5,655-carat Lion Emerald Credit: Gemfields A giant and extremely rare emerald worth an estimated £2 million ($2,549,954) has been...

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