What Are Organic Gemstones?
What Are Organic Gemstones?

Almost all gemstones are minerals with a crystalline structure. However, some gems are not really gemstones. Rather their origin is or...

Read more »

Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen
Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen

This image shows a dorsal view of the mid-Cretaceous beetle Cretoparacucujus cycadophilus, including the mandibular cavities it likely us...

Read more »

Something Digs Intricate Tunnels in Garnets. Is It Alive?
Something Digs Intricate Tunnels in Garnets. Is It Alive?

Garnet crystal with distinct tubular structures. and Microphotograph of network of tubular structures originating at garnet surface. Cred...

Read more »

Mineral Created in Lab That Can Remove CO2 Pollution From Atmosphere
Mineral Created in Lab That Can Remove CO2 Pollution From Atmosphere

Natural Magnesite FROM Brumado, Bahia , Brazil. Photo:Rob Lavinsky Scientists have found a way to produce a mineral, known as magnesi...

Read more »

240 Cubic Miles of Magma Discovered Underneath Dormant California Supervolcano
240 Cubic Miles of Magma Discovered Underneath Dormant California Supervolcano

Location of Long Valley supervolcano Scientists have discovered 240 cubic miles of semi-molten magma below the Long Valley Ca...

Read more »

This Unusual Meteorite Flew Around in Space Before Earth Was Born
This Unusual Meteorite Flew Around in Space Before Earth Was Born

The NWA 11119 meteorite is about the size of a baseball and is estimated to be 4.6 billion years old. Scientists say a weird, basebal...

Read more »

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits Alaska
Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits Alaska

The U.S. Geological Survey says that two earthquakes have hit Alaska. The agency says that at 6:58 a.m. Sunday the earthquake...

Read more »

A 'Swarm' of 153 Earthquakes Hit the Region Around Yellowstone in July
A 'Swarm' of 153 Earthquakes Hit the Region Around Yellowstone in July

Scientists have devised a new way to find out how quickly magma is building up beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano. Scientists are c...

Read more »

Massive 105-foot-wide Sinkhole Abruptly Appears in Russian Field
Massive 105-foot-wide Sinkhole Abruptly Appears in Russian Field

Credit: Central European News A massive sinkhole that appeared overnight in Russia has been labelled the 'gate to hell' by loca...

Read more »
 
 
Top