Giant Penguins Gave Up Flight and Started Swimming 66 Million Years Ago
Giant Penguins Gave Up Flight and Started Swimming 66 Million Years Ago

When Penguins Ruled After Dinosaurs Died Penguins weren't always the petite, tuxedo-sporting birds we know and love today. Once...

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Stormquakes: Powerful Storms Cause Seafloor Tremors
Stormquakes: Powerful Storms Cause Seafloor Tremors

Stormquakes offshore North America (shown as red circles) and seismic stations (shown as triangles) from 2006 to 2015. Some of the appare...

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Over 800 Mammoth Bones Discovered in Massive Fossil Stash in Mexico
Over 800 Mammoth Bones Discovered in Massive Fossil Stash in Mexico

Mammoth skull and tusks found in the pitfall. Image: Edith Camacho, INAH. Archaeologists said Wednesday they have made the largest-eve...

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Fossil of 99m-year-old Bird With Unusually Long Toes Found
Fossil of 99m-year-old Bird With Unusually Long Toes Found

This photograph shows a nearly 100-million-year-old bird foot featuring a very long toe preserved in amber. The specimen also contains ...

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Scientists Discover 'Ice Fossils' in a 4.6 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Shard
Scientists Discover 'Ice Fossils' in a 4.6 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Shard

XCT slice images of equant samples of the Acfer 094 matrix A 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite landed in Algeria in 1990, the remnant of...

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Opalized Petrified Wood
Opalized Petrified Wood

Colorful crystal patterns are displayed in a cross-section of petrified wood in the Petrified Forest National Park, located in northeast ...

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What Are Lost Continents, and Why Are We Discovering So Many?
What Are Lost Continents, and Why Are We Discovering So Many?

For most people, continents are Earth’s seven main large landmasses. But geoscientists have a different take on this. They look at t...

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Scientists Discover New Carbon as Hard as Diamonds
Scientists Discover New Carbon as Hard as Diamonds

Superhard materials can slice, drill and polish other objects. They also hold potential for creating scratch-resistant coatings that co...

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35 Minerals That Are Critical To Our Society
35 Minerals That Are Critical To Our Society

 Tungsten rods with evaporated crystals. Photo: Alchemist-hp Australia and the US' respective geoscience agencies have inked a fo...

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