August 2018

Injection Wells Can Induce Earthquakes Miles Away From the Well

In this diagram of an injection operation, the blue and red areas represent the spatial footprint of induced seismicity f…

What Are the Four Most Precious Stones?

Gemstones which are highly valuable for their hardness and rarity, are known as Precious Stones. Precious Stones are g…

Research Shows Carbon Dioxide Levels Influenced by Earthquakes

The findings are the result of a research collaboration between Victoria University of Wellington, Durham University …

Scientists Find 250 Million-year-old Skull From 'Massive Lizard'

This is the full skull of the early Triassic period amphibian Wetlugasaurus. SCIENTISTS thought a skull they found wa…

Geologists Uncover New Clues About Largest Mass Extinction Ever

Mantle Xenolith. photo: James St. John A new study could help explain the driving force behind the largest mass extinc…

New Dinosaur Fossils Show 'Weird' Evolution From Meat-eaters to Insect-eaters

Xiyunykus bones in the lab before their removal from the rock. Credit: James Clark The discovery of two dinosaur fossi…

Why Painite Can Fetch US $60,000 Per Carat?

Painite is a very rare borate mineral. It was first found in Myanmar by British mineralogist and gem dealer Arthur C.D. Pa…

Ring Of Fire Rocked By Earthquakes, Is California In Store For The 'Big One'?

This August is shaping up to be a pretty shaky month, thanks to several large earthquakes across the globe. These earth…

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Much Faster Than Previously Thought

The Earth’s magnetosphere and the Sun. Illustration: NASA A new study analyzing rock formations from 107,000 to 91,…

What Are Organic Gemstones

Organic gemstones are natural materials derived from living organisms or once-living organisms. They are formed through biol…

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 cavit…

Something Digs Intricate Tunnels in Garnets

Something Digs Intricate Tunnels in Garnets. Garnet crystal with distinct tubular structures. and Microphotograph of netw…

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, …

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Hits Off Coast of Western Oregon

An earthquake and aftershock have been reported off the coast of south-central Oregon. An earthquake has been recorded…

240 Cubic Miles of Magma Discovered Underneath Dormant California Supervolcano

Scientists have discovered 240 cubic miles of semi-molten magma below the Long Valley Caldera, a supervolcano in eastern Ca…

Giant Ants The Size Of Hummingbirds Once Terrorized Wyoming

Two SFU biologists are among four scientists a fossilized giant ant that is comparable in size to a humming bird. Tha…

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 '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. …