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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A Wrench in Earth's Engine: Stagnant Slabs
A Wrench in Earth's Engine: Stagnant Slabs

Something’s broken inside Earth? Scientists explore why millennia-old process has stalled Scientists have diagnosed the Earth with a b...

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Woman Finds Large Diamond at Arkansas State Park
Woman Finds Large Diamond at Arkansas State Park

Credit: Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park The ice white diamond is the largest find so far in 2018 A 71-year-old retired wom...

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Zirconia: The World’s Hottest Rock
Zirconia: The World’s Hottest Rock

zirconia Zirconia is a mineral with a crystal structure made from the elements zirconium (Zr) and oxygen (O), with the chemical formu...

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Scientists Have Been Drilling Into the Ocean Floor for 50 Years – Here's What They've Found So Far
Scientists Have Been Drilling Into the Ocean Floor for 50 Years – Here's What They've Found So Far

Ocean Floor photo: By David Shukman It's stunning but true that we know more about the surface of the moon than about the Earth...

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