New Dinosaur Species With Spiky Backbone Discovered in Argentina
New Dinosaur Species With Spiky Backbone Discovered in Argentina

A replica of the skull and neck of the "Bajadasaurus pronuspinax," a new species of sauropod discovered in Patagonia Pale...

Read more »

Massive Bolivian Earthquake Reveals Mountains 660 Kilometers Below Earth's Surface
Massive Bolivian Earthquake Reveals Mountains 660 Kilometers Below Earth's Surface

Scientists aren't sure how high the underground mountains are, but said they could be bigger than anything above Earth's surface ...

Read more »

Mantle Plumes Can Destroy Diamonds
Mantle Plumes Can Destroy Diamonds

Examples of rough diamonds from the Letseng mine, Lesotho Kimberlites (pipe-like bodies) are the host rocks for the majority of dia...

Read more »

Giant Dinosaur Trackway Discovered in Queensland
Giant Dinosaur Trackway Discovered in Queensland

The three dinosaur footprint types found at the site: the left footprints of a sauropod (outlined in blue). Credit: Swinburne University ...

Read more »

Rare Spider Fossil Preserves 100-Million-Year-Old Glowing Eyes
Rare Spider Fossil Preserves 100-Million-Year-Old Glowing Eyes

Flint rock preserved characteristics of the spider fossils differently than the more common amber-preserved spiders. Glowing Spider Eyes,...

Read more »

Extratropical Volcanoes Influence Climate More Than Assumed
Extratropical Volcanoes Influence Climate More Than Assumed

The eruption of Sarychev Peak in 2009 seen from the ISS. The eruption transported sulphur gases into the stratosphere. Eruption...

Read more »

Earth's Largest Extinction Event Likely Took Plants First
Earth's Largest Extinction Event Likely Took Plants First

Chaleuria cirrosa fossil land plant (Lower Devonian; New Brunswick, southeastern Canada Little life could endure the Earth-spanni...

Read more »

Do Microbes Control the Formation of Giant Copper Deposits?
Do Microbes Control the Formation of Giant Copper Deposits?

This type of ore can frequently be found in porphyry copper deposits. One of the major issues when studying ore deposits formed in ...

Read more »

Earth's Oldest Known Rock Was Found on the Moon
Earth's Oldest Known Rock Was Found on the Moon

This lunar sample brought back from the Apollo 14 mission has more of a story to tell than you might think. (Photo: NASA) A lot o...

Read more »
 
 
Top