More Than 99 Carats of Arkansas Diamonds Found at Park in 2019
More Than 99 Carats of Arkansas Diamonds Found at Park in 2019

Pat Choate, of Jacksonville, found a 3.29-carat brown diamond she named "Illusive Dream," calling it a dream come true after ma...

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Is Black Quartz Natural?
Is Black Quartz Natural?

Quartz may be the second most common mineral on our planet’s crust, but everyone from the ancient Egyptians and Australian Aborigines ...

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New Research Reveals Violent Birth of Continent Zealandia
New Research Reveals Violent Birth of Continent Zealandia

Continent Zealandia Recent seafloor drilling has revealed that the "hidden continent " of Zealandia -- a region of contine...

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 Oldest Record Of Primitive Bee With Pollen Dates Back 100 Million Years
Oldest Record Of Primitive Bee With Pollen Dates Back 100 Million Years

100-million-year-old Discoscapa apicula. The bee is carrying four beetle triungulins. Credit: George Poinar Jr., OSU College of Science. ...

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Biggest Turtle That Ever Lived Had 10 Foot Shell With Horns
Biggest Turtle That Ever Lived Had 10 Foot Shell With Horns

The huge extinct freshwater turtle Stupendemys geographicus,  Palaeontologist Rodolfo Sanchez lies alongside a carapace of the giant turt...

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What Is Moss Agate?
What Is Moss Agate?

moss agate from Indonesia Moss Agate is not banded, and therefore not strictly an Agate in scientific terms; but is included in the A...

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Towering Dinosaur With Radioactive Skull Identified in Utah
Towering Dinosaur With Radioactive Skull Identified in Utah

(Credits: Xinhua/Bao Dandan/IANS) The 155-million-year-old specimen was headless until a radiation detector located the skeleton's...

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'Dancing Dragon' Feathered Dinosaur Fossil Discovered in China
'Dancing Dragon' Feathered Dinosaur Fossil Discovered in China

(Poust et al., The Anatomical Record) A 120 million-year-old fossil is helping paleontologists bridge the 'phantom' evolution...

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Meteor Crater Discovered in Australia is World’s Oldest
Meteor Crater Discovered in Australia is World’s Oldest

Meteor craters, such as this one in Arizona are difficult to age precisely because the sites tend to be poorly preserved because erosion ...

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