New Species of Giant Fossil Carnivore Found in Kenya
New Species of Giant Fossil Carnivore Found in Kenya

Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, an extinct hyaenodont, with a skull as large as that of a rhinoceros and enormous piercing canine teeth, would h...

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"Ridiculously Rare" Gemstones Found in Northern Canada
"Ridiculously Rare" Gemstones Found in Northern Canada

Vivid blue spinel with white carbonate in calc-silicate rock, Kimmirut area (Philippe Belley) and a cobalt-blue spinel gemstone, Kimmirut...

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Visitor Uncovers 1.5-carat Diamond in Arkansas Park
Visitor Uncovers 1.5-carat Diamond in Arkansas Park

A Crater of Diamonds State Park visitor found a 1.52-carat diamond on April 2, 2019. It's believed to be the largest find so far in 2...

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Four-legged Whale With Hooves Fossil Discovered
Four-legged Whale With Hooves Fossil Discovered

Artistic Reconstruction of Four-legged Whale. Credit: A. Gennari Fossil find: Whale with legs could stand on land and swim in water...

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What Is Grape Agate?
What Is Grape Agate?

Grape Agate, or Purple Chalcedony from Indonesia Photo: Amarisland Grape Agate gemstone is a relatively new find. Although the trad...

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66-Million-year-old Deathbed Linked to Dinosaur-Annihilating Meteor
66-Million-year-old Deathbed Linked to Dinosaur-Annihilating Meteor

A group of fish fossils from the Tanis surge deposit. Credit: Courtesy of Robert DePalma Fossils discovered from the day the dinosau...

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California Should Have Had a Major Earthquake by Now, Geologists Warn
California Should Have Had a Major Earthquake by Now, Geologists Warn

California Seismic Hazard Map, USGS There have been no major ground rupturing earthquakes along California's three highest slip r...

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Beneath Earth's Crust, Hot Rocks Creep as Oceanic Plates Plunge Toward the Core
Beneath Earth's Crust, Hot Rocks Creep as Oceanic Plates Plunge Toward the Core

Cross-sections of Earth’s mantle down to 1,400 km depth showing changes in its flow as ancient ocean beds fall into Earth’s deep interior...

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'Mindblowing' Haul of Fossils Over 500M Years Old Unearthed in China
'Mindblowing' Haul of Fossils Over 500M Years Old Unearthed in China

An undescribed species of Leanchoilia, an arthropod, from the Qingjiang fossil site. Photo: FU ET AL Scientists have uncovered a...

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