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Scientists Discover How Bacteria Changes Ions Into Gold
Scientists Discover How Bacteria Changes Ions Into Gold

Special 'nugget-producing' bacteria may hold the key to more efficient processing of gold ore, mine tailings and recycled elect...

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Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Antarctica's Blood Falls
Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Antarctica's Blood Falls

Blood Falls in Antarctica Century-old mystery of Antarctica's Blood Falls SOLVED When Antarctic explorers first discovered a...

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Ancient Anthropod With Gnarly Claws Discovered in Burgess Shale
Ancient Anthropod With Gnarly Claws Discovered in Burgess Shale

Researchers in Canada have found a new species that points to how modern species like millipedes, crabs, insects and others came to be. T...

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Humans in California 130,000 Years Ago?
Humans in California 130,000 Years Ago?

Two mastodon femur balls, one face up and one face down, are among the remains found at the Cerutti site in San Diego. PHOTOGRAPH BY SAN...

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Study: Early organic carbon got deep burial in mantle
Study: Early organic carbon got deep burial in mantle

This schematic depicts the efficient deep subduction of organic (reduced) carbon, a process that could have locked significant amounts of...

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What Causes the Color Phenomena of Blue Amber?
What Causes the Color Phenomena of Blue Amber?

Blue amber from Indonesia. photo By Chille Maulidhaa The greenish blue color observed in some amber from the Dominican Republic and ...

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What is Unique About Chanthaburi Sapphire?
What is Unique About Chanthaburi Sapphire?

Chanthaburi Sapphire. Credit: Vincent Pardieu-GIA Thailand has been a leader in the global corundum trade since the 1950s. Bangkok an...

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A Massive Lake of Molten Carbon The Size of Mexico is Discovered Under The US
A Massive Lake of Molten Carbon The Size of Mexico is Discovered Under The US

Scientists uncovered a huge reservoir of molten carbon situated under the Western US, 217 miles (350km) beneath the Earth's surface. ...

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Rare Fossil Wood Precious Opal From Virgin Valley, Nevada
Rare Fossil Wood Precious Opal From Virgin Valley, Nevada

This is a large, fiery, and rare specimen of Precious Opal fossilized wood out of the Miocene epoch (20 M.Y.A.), and comes from the fam...

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5 dinosaur eggs were just discovered at a construction site in China
5 dinosaur eggs were just discovered at a construction site in China

 Photos: Fossilized dinosaur eggs found in China The round shaped eggs that belonged to plant-eating dinosaurs from the Cretaceous per...

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The Formation of Gold deposits in South Africa
The Formation of Gold deposits in South Africa

South African 'Gold Rush' Nugget Mounted on a Gold Bar Brooch and a piece At a first glance, the Witwatersrand basin, the...

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 NASA has captured new mysterious crack on the Greenland's largest glacier
NASA has captured new mysterious crack on the Greenland's largest glacier

An aerial view of a chasm running through an ice shelf. The first photographs of a new and ominous crack in Greenland’s enormous Pete...

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The Eight Most Incredible Fossils Preserved In Amber
The Eight Most Incredible Fossils Preserved In Amber

Even if fossils in amber are not useful for extracting dinosaur blood from for cloning purposes, despite what Jurassic Park may hav...

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Stunning Cyanotrichite Crystals From China
Stunning Cyanotrichite Crystals From China

Cyanotrichite Formula: Cu 4 Al 2 (SO 4 )(OH) 12 · 2H 2 O Colour: Sky-blue, azure-blue Lustre: Silky Hardness: 1 - 3 Specific Gravity...

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Methane seeps in the Canadian high Arctic
Methane seeps in the Canadian high Arctic

Widespread methane leakage from the sea floor Cretaceous climate warming led to a significant methane release from the seafloor, in...

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