How Rare Minerals Form When Meteorites Slam Into Earth
How Rare Minerals Form When Meteorites Slam Into Earth

Photo: © Sputnik / Vladimir Pesnya The discovery of a rare mineral (reidite) at the Woodleigh meteorite impact structure in Wester...

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Climate Change Could Lead to Global Beer Crisis
Climate Change Could Lead to Global Beer Crisis

Photo: Getty Images Climate change threatens to cause global prices to soar along with global temperatures, as droughts and extreme h...

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Chrysanthemum Stone: Natural Flower Stone
Chrysanthemum Stone: Natural Flower Stone

Photo: cobalt123 The chrysanthemum stone is approximately 270 million years old. It is a dark gray to black limestone matrix with and...

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Michigan Man Discovers His Doorstop Actually a Meteorite Worth $100,000
Michigan Man Discovers His Doorstop Actually a Meteorite Worth $100,000

The Edmore meteorite found in northeast Montcalm County in the 1930s and made public this year is Michigan's sixth largest, weighing ...

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Rare Snail Found in Dinosaur-era Amber
Rare Snail Found in Dinosaur-era Amber

Photo courtesy of Associate Professor Lida Xing, China University of Geosciences, Beijing. Palaeontologists have found - so perfec...

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Mount Etna's Slide Into the Sea Could Trigger a Catastrophic Collapse
Mount Etna's Slide Into the Sea Could Trigger a Catastrophic Collapse

Photograph by Am Design Gravity is pulling Mount Etna toward the sea, raising the possibility that the flank of the active volca...

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4-Billion-Year-Old Crystals Offer Clues to the Origins of Life
4-Billion-Year-Old Crystals Offer Clues to the Origins of Life

What did earth look like more than 4 billion years ago? This was before humans carved its wonders on stone, before trees etched the se...

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What Are Rare Earths, Crucial Elements in Modern Technology?
What Are Rare Earths, Crucial Elements in Modern Technology?

A handful of europium. Most Americans use rare earth elements every day – without knowing it, or knowing anything about what they d...

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A Geyser Erupted in Yellowstone and 80 Years of Human Trash Poured Out
A Geyser Erupted in Yellowstone and 80 Years of Human Trash Poured Out

On Sept. 15, Yellowstone National Park's Ear Spring geyser erupted in its most violent display since 1957. For several minutes, sprays...

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