Secret of Explosive Volcanism Unlocked
Secret of Explosive Volcanism Unlocked

Hot lava spew from the crater of Mount Merapi as seen from Babadan village in Magelang in 2001. Credit: Dita Alangkara/AP When will t...

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The Gachalá Emerald
The Gachalá Emerald

The Gachalá Emerald, one of the largest and valuable gem emeralds in the world, at 858 carats uncut. It was found in the mine called Ve...

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Newly Discovered Fossil Bird Fills in Gap Between Dinosaurs and Modern Fliers
Newly Discovered Fossil Bird Fills in Gap Between Dinosaurs and Modern Fliers

Artist’s depiction of Fukuipteryx prima. Image: Masanori Yoshida The fossils of a bird that lived 120 million years ago, during the ...

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The Mysterious 'Tully Monster' Just Got More Mysterious
The Mysterious 'Tully Monster' Just Got More Mysterious

Artist’s impression of Tullimonstrum, and The Tullimonstrum fossil. Ghedoghedo/Wikimedia Every now and again, scientists discover fos...

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Pamukkale: Amazing Geological Wonder
Pamukkale: Amazing Geological Wonder

Pamukkale is actually Turkish for “cotton castle”, a name that we think manages to characterize the true inner “fluffiness” of this pla...

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Scientists Unearth Huge Claw From 110-million-year-old Carnivorous Dinosaur
Scientists Unearth Huge Claw From 110-million-year-old Carnivorous Dinosaur

Fossilised 20 centimetre long hand claw of theropod discovered at Eric the West site on Victoria’s Otway Coast. Credit: Stephen Poropat/M...

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New Way to Date Rocks
New Way to Date Rocks

Photo: The Mineral Collective A new way to date a common mineral could help pinpoint ore deposits and improve mineral exploration glob...

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What Makes Earth's Surface Move?
What Makes Earth's Surface Move?

Do tectonic plates move because of motion in the Earth's mantle, or is the mantle driven by the movement of the plates? Or could it...

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Woman Finds 3.29 Carat Diamond at Arkansas State Park
Woman Finds 3.29 Carat Diamond at Arkansas State Park

An Arkansas woman walked away with a 3.29-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park on Tuesday. Pat Choate and her husband made ...

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Underwater Volcano Creates Bubbles More Than a Quarter-Mile Across
Underwater Volcano Creates Bubbles More Than a Quarter-Mile Across

A satellite image of the Bogoslof Volcano shows volcanic clouds after an eruption.(Image: © DigitalGlobe via Getty Images via Getty Image...

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What Happens Under the Yellowstone Volcano?
What Happens Under the Yellowstone Volcano?

The Yellowstone National Park in the USA with its geysers and hot springs is a great attraction for tourists. However, especially in t...

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The Mystery of the Giant Crystals: How the 36-foot Geode of Pulpí Formed
The Mystery of the Giant Crystals: How the 36-foot Geode of Pulpí Formed

This is the geode of Pulpí.. Credit: Javier Trueba/MSF/Science Source The Giant Geode of Pulpí – Unlocking the Mystery of the Giant Cr...

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Trilobite Fossils Show Conga Line Frozen for 480 Million Years
Trilobite Fossils Show Conga Line Frozen for 480 Million Years

Ampyx priscus in linear formation (Moroccan Lower Ordovician Fezouata Shale). Credit: Jean Vannier, Laboratoire de Geologie de Lyon: Te...

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Crystal Habits and Forms
Crystal Habits and Forms

The term crystal habit describes the favored growth pattern of the crystals of a mineral species, whether individually or in aggregate. It...

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Study Confirmed Earth Had Living Organisms 3.5 Billion Years Ago
Study Confirmed Earth Had Living Organisms 3.5 Billion Years Ago

It is unclear whether stromatolite rock structures like this one in Western Australia are always produced by living organisms Auscape/Un...

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