99-Million-Year-Old Amphibian With Slingshot-style Tongue Found
99-Million-Year-Old Amphibian With Slingshot-style Tongue Found

The skull encased in amber. Image credits Florida Museum / Edward Stanley. Fossils of bizarre, armored amphibians known as albanerpetontids ...

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Newly Discovered Volcanic Mineral Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries
Newly Discovered Volcanic Mineral Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries

  Petrovite, a new mineral described from Tolbachik Volcano in Siberia, could lead to the development of more efficient batteries. SPBU  Vol...

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Researchers Discover 'Missing' Piece of Hawaii's Formation
Researchers Discover 'Missing' Piece of Hawaii's Formation

  The journey of Hawaii's pancake from its creation at the mantle plume to where it slipped under the Pacific plate and sunk deep into t...

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The Helicoprion Was A Shark With A Buzzsaw In Its Mouth
The Helicoprion Was A Shark With A Buzzsaw In Its Mouth

Helicoprion. Photo: James St. John / Flickr / CC BY 2.0   Terrorizing the seas nearly 300 million years ago, the Helicoprion was a bizarre s...

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Man Becomes Overnight Millionaire After Meteorite Crashes Through His Roof
Man Becomes Overnight Millionaire After Meteorite Crashes Through His Roof

  The space rock, which weighed around 2.1kg, turned out to be worth around US $1.85 million. An Indonesian coffin maker became an instant m...

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Ancient Fragment of The Pacific Ocean Found Buried 400 Miles Below China
Ancient Fragment of The Pacific Ocean Found Buried 400 Miles Below China

Illustration of a process where holes in the subducting Pacific plate would allow heat to escape, driving volcanic activity in the Changbais...

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Ancient Zircon Minerals From Mars Reveal the Elusive Internal Structure of the Red Planet
Ancient Zircon Minerals From Mars Reveal the Elusive Internal Structure of the Red Planet

Figure 1: The NWA 7533 zircon-rich meteorite containing fragments of the ancient crust of Mars. Credit: University of Copenhagen   Analysis ...

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'Fireball' Meteorite That Crashed in Michigan Holds Extraterrestrial Organic Compounds
'Fireball' Meteorite That Crashed in Michigan Holds Extraterrestrial Organic Compounds

The meteorite fragment that fell on Strawberry Lake includes pristine organic compounds.   A 12-million-year-old meteorite that fell to Eart...

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Large Volcanic Eruption Caused the Largest Mass Extinction
Large Volcanic Eruption Caused the Largest Mass Extinction

The researchers found coronene-mercury enrichments in sedimentary rocks deposited in southern China and Italy 252 million years ago. Paired ...

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