Pink Halite
Pink Halite

Pink Halite from California Photo Copyright ©️ Artstonetics/IG   Halite  is a type of salt, the mineral (natural) form of sodium chloride (N...

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Giant 'Swimming Head' Creature Lived in Our Oceans 500 Million Years Ago
Giant 'Swimming Head' Creature Lived in Our Oceans 500 Million Years Ago

Titanokorys gainesi carapace. Image credit: Jean-Bernard Caron, Royal Ontario Museum.    Paleontologists have described the largest Cambrian...

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'Flying Dragon' First-ever Remains of Prehistoric Winged Dinosaur
'Flying Dragon' First-ever Remains of Prehistoric Winged Dinosaur

Fossils of the dinosaur were unearthed by a group of scientists in the Atacama Desert.   The dinosaur fossil is preserved in a rare three-di...

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The Geology behind Kidney Stone Crystallization
The Geology behind Kidney Stone Crystallization

Section of a kidney stone. Credit: Mayandi Sivaguru and Bruce Fouke    Rather than crystallizing all at once, kidney stones dissolve and re-...

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Some Rare Diamonds Form Out of The Remains of Once-Living Creatures
Some Rare Diamonds Form Out of The Remains of Once-Living Creatures

Despite humanity's intense fascination with sparkly pieces of carbon, it seems there is still plenty to learn about how diamonds form de...

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Nature Recycles Trash to Create Diamonds
Nature Recycles Trash to Create Diamonds

Map showing oceanic diamond and oceanic mantle plume occurrences.     The Earth’s deepest diamonds are commonly made up of former living org...

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Paleontologists Find Frog-Legged Beetle Fossil in Colorado
Paleontologists Find Frog-Legged Beetle Fossil in Colorado

The new frog-legged beetle species, Pulchritudo attenboroughi, or Attenborough’s Beauty, was identified by Frank Krell, Denver Museum of Nat...

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‘Mammoth Weevil’ Found Preserved in Mid-Cretaceous Amber
‘Mammoth Weevil’ Found Preserved in Mid-Cretaceous Amber

Rhamphophorus legalovii. Image credit: Poinar & Brown, doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2021.104948.   A fossilized long-bodied weevil found in mi...

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Billion-year 'Gap' in Grand Canyon Geological Record Explained
Billion-year 'Gap' in Grand Canyon Geological Record Explained

Angular unconformity between horizontal Tonto Group rocks (of Cambrian age) on top of tilted Grand Canyon Supergroup rocks (1.1-1.2 Ga of Me...

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