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Huge Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in South America
Huge Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in South America

Paleontologist Sebastian Apesteguia lies next to a newly discovered dinosaur footprint in Bolivia. It is the biggest print from a ...

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Water trapped inside diamonds gives us a peek at the Earth’s mantle
Water trapped inside diamonds gives us a peek at the Earth’s mantle

 Sulfide inclusion-bearing rough diamonds from the Jwaneng Mine, Botswana. This optical photomicrograph of a rough diamond shows the natur...

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7.7-magnitude quake off Northern Marianas, no tsunami alert
7.7-magnitude quake off Northern Marianas, no tsunami alert

There have been no reports of injuries or significant damage after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Northern Marianas this morning...

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Virtual Rocks: A New Spin on Virtual Geology
Virtual Rocks: A New Spin on Virtual Geology

August GSA Today cover illustration: COLLADA model of halite lattice (the online version can be rotated; click on the image above) viewed...

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Coleman Mine the Best Place to Find Quartz Cluster
Coleman Mine the Best Place to Find Quartz Cluster

This giantic natural quartz crystal cluster was mined from the Coleman's Quartz Mine near Jessieville, Arkansas. East Coleman Mi...

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Pavlof Volcano alert level increased amid signs of possible eruption
Pavlof Volcano alert level increased amid signs of possible eruption

 In this photo provided by the Alaskan Volcano Observatory, the Pavlof volcano erupts Thursday, May 16, 2013, as seen from the air from t...

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Earth's mantle appears to have a driving role in plate tectonics
Earth's mantle appears to have a driving role in plate tectonics

Earth's mantle appears to have a driving role in plate tectonics Deep down below us is a tug of war moving at less than the speed of...

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Plastic 'Continents': Is There a Way Out?
Plastic 'Continents': Is There a Way Out?

8 Million Tons of plastic is dumped at sea each year. Becoming 5 massive gyres that pollute the oceans for decades ! Plastic "con...

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New Zealand wren DNA analysis reshapes geological theory
New Zealand wren DNA analysis reshapes geological theory

Lyall's wren: an extinct acanthisittid wren, infamously reported as having been both discovered and exterminated by a lighthouse-keep...

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Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Oozes Into Ocean (Photos)
Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Oozes Into Ocean (Photos)

Looking at this photo, you can almost feel the heat. (credit:Lava Ocean Tours) Lava from an ongoing Kilauea eruption entered the ocean ea...

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Keep a lid on it: Geologists probe geological carbon storage
Keep a lid on it: Geologists probe geological carbon storage

An outcrop of the Carmel Formation near Interstate-70 in the San Rafael Swell in southeastern Utah, USA. Utah State University geologists...

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Distant volcanic eruptions foster saguaro cacti baby booms
Distant volcanic eruptions foster saguaro cacti baby booms

One hundred and thirty years ago, the volcano Krakatoa erupted in what is now Indonesia, unleashing a cataclysm locally and years of cool...

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 A new perfection found in diamonds created by an asteroid
A new perfection found in diamonds created by an asteroid

 A new perfection found in diamonds created by an asteroid  A new perfection found in diamonds created by an asteroid in Siberian crater ...

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Magma build-up may put Salvadoran capital at risk
Magma build-up may put Salvadoran capital at risk

The collapsed caldera of Ilopango is now a large lake. But the volcanic system is still active, and new research suggests tectonic stress...

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Mount Sakurajima erupts 5,000 meter high ash in Japan
Mount Sakurajima erupts 5,000 meter high ash in Japan

Mount Sakurajima erupts 5,000 meter high ash in Japan Mouth Sakurajima located in Japan erupted 5,000-metre high column of ash on Tuesd...

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Tsunami fears as huge earthquake rocks southern Australia
Tsunami fears as huge earthquake rocks southern Australia

 The US Geological Survey put the quake at 6.1, with a depth of 10km (6.2 miles) USGS  A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near ...

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New ‘giant thief’ dinosaur found in Argentina
New ‘giant thief’ dinosaur found in Argentina

Murusraptor Barrosaensis is shown in an artist's rendering. Supplied. Scientists said the creature, called Murusraptor barrosaensi...

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Did oil kill the Dinosaurs?
Did oil kill the Dinosaurs?

A catastrophic asteroid strike was the main reason for dinosaur extinction, but had biodiversity not already declined they may have survi...

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Mozambique reports unquantified diamond discovery
Mozambique reports unquantified diamond discovery

Mozambique reports unquantified diamond discovery  In Mozambique, the National Director of Mines last week confirmed that diamonds had b...

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Strata sediments in Salta, Argentina
Strata sediments in Salta, Argentina

Stratified sediments in Salta (Argentina) Each layer is generally one of a number of parallel layers that lie one upon another, laid...

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