World's Oldest Bug is Fossil Millipede From Scotland
World's Oldest Bug is Fossil Millipede From Scotland

UT Austin scientists found that the fossil millipede Kampecaris obanensis was 425 million years old. Credit: British Geological Survey ...

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Hawaiian Volcano Puhahonu is Earth’s Biggest and Hottest Shield Volcano
Hawaiian Volcano Puhahonu is Earth’s Biggest and Hottest Shield Volcano

Gardner Pinnacles. Image credit: Andy Collins, NOAA. With two barren peaks that rise only about 170 feet above sea level, the now ext...

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New Clues to Deep Earthquake Mystery
New Clues to Deep Earthquake Mystery

Subduction zones occur where one tectonic plate dives under another. A new understanding of our planet's deepest earthquakes cou...

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Rare, Mysterious Diamond Found in West Virginia
Rare, Mysterious Diamond Found in West Virginia

Jones diamond, photographed at Rich Creek Bank in Peterstown, 1968 Diamonds don't exist naturally in West Virginia, yet one of t...

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Thunderegg: Ordinary Rocks With Crystal Surprise Inside!
Thunderegg: Ordinary Rocks With Crystal Surprise Inside!

Thunderegg. Credit: Bill The Eggman A thunderegg (or thunder egg) is a nodule-like rock, similar to a filled geode, that is formed...

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Giant Tectonic Plate Under Indian Ocean is Breaking in Two
Giant Tectonic Plate Under Indian Ocean is Breaking in Two

This map shows the seafloor topography and deformation below it at a fracture in the Wharton Basin. This fracture likely formed when the ...

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Dumortierite Quartz: Rare Blue Quartz
Dumortierite Quartz: Rare Blue Quartz

Dumortierite in quartz From Brazil. Photo: GalaxSea. Dumortierite quartz is blue colored quartz containing abundant dumortierite inc...

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Fossils of 10m-long Dinosaur Found in Argentina
Fossils of 10m-long Dinosaur Found in Argentina

Photo: Raffaele Sergi Paleontologists from the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences said on Monday they found the 70-million-year-ol...

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Pineapple Quartz
Pineapple Quartz

Pineapple Quartz from Madagascar. Photo: Ancient Mountain Treasures/ Instagram Pineapple Quartz is the name given to a silicon dioxid...

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