More Plants Survived the World’s Greatest Mass Extinction Than Thought
More Plants Survived the World’s Greatest Mass Extinction Than Thought

A mummified seed-fern frond flaking off a piece of mudrock after being exposed to the light of day for the first time in some 255 million...

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Earth's Magnetic Pole Is Wandering and Geologists Don’t Know Why
Earth's Magnetic Pole Is Wandering and Geologists Don’t Know Why

The planet’s magnetic field is up to mischief again and geologists are pretty dumbfounded. Earth’s magnetic poles can wander sever...

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 New ‘Outer Space’ Mineral Found Inside Gemstones
New ‘Outer Space’ Mineral Found Inside Gemstones

A mineral new to science has been found inside bits of volcanic rock in a valley below Mount Carmel, northern Israel, a group of...

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We Still Don’t Know When The Earth’s Magnetic Field Began
We Still Don’t Know When The Earth’s Magnetic Field Began

Blue Zircon Crystal. Photo: Sumarie Slabber A combined team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of...

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130-million-year-old Insects Trapped in Amber Right When They Were Born
130-million-year-old Insects Trapped in Amber Right When They Were Born

One of the newly discovered millipede fossilized in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma). Credit: Dr Thomas Wesener Si...

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Research Reveals 'Fundamental Finding' About Earth's Outer Core
Research Reveals 'Fundamental Finding' About Earth's Outer Core

Researchers used cutting-edge supercomputing techniques to make a critical discovery about the chemical composition of the Earth's ou...

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Earth Loses Hundreds of Tons of Atmosphere to Space Every Day
Earth Loses Hundreds of Tons of Atmosphere to Space Every Day

Credit: ESA/AOES Medialab Scientists have known for some time that Earth's atmosphere loses several hundred tons of oxyge...

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Why Is Sea Level Rising Faster in Some Places Along the US East Coast Than Others?
Why Is Sea Level Rising Faster in Some Places Along the US East Coast Than Others?

(Photo courtesy Joseph R. Melanson, skypic.com) Sea levels are rising globally from ocean warming and melting of land ice, but the se...

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Rare-earth Elements Discovered in Georgia Kaolin Mines, Study Finds
Rare-earth Elements Discovered in Georgia Kaolin Mines, Study Finds

Scheelite. Photo: Rob Lavinsky The high-density minerals in the Georgia kaolin mines are potential sources of rare-earth elem...

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