Largest Spider Fossil Found in Volcanic Ash
Largest Spider Fossil Found in Volcanic Ash

Fossil female golden orb-weaver spider (Nephila jurassica) from the Middle Jurassic of China. Credit: Paul Selden. The biggest known...

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The Largest Tyrannosaurus Rex Ever Discovered
The Largest Tyrannosaurus Rex Ever Discovered

© iStock/oversnap Paleontologists have discovered the biggest Tyrannosaurus rex fossil yet found, according to a new study. The fossi...

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In Diamonds' Flaws, Finding the Secret History of Continents
In Diamonds' Flaws, Finding the Secret History of Continents

A raw diamond from Sierra Leone with sulfur-containing mineral inclusions. The longevity of Earth's continents in the face of des...

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Second-Biggest Diamond in History Found
Second-Biggest Diamond in History Found

The 1,758-carat diamond found in Botswana. Source: Lucara Diamond Corp. A giant 1,758-carat diamond, the second-biggest ever discover...

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Earthquakes Happen Every 3 Minutes in Southern California, Study Shows
Earthquakes Happen Every 3 Minutes in Southern California, Study Shows

The San Andreas Fault system, which stretches more than 800 miles in California, causes a powerful earthquake about every 150 years...

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New Species of Giant Fossil Carnivore Found in Kenya
New Species of Giant Fossil Carnivore Found in Kenya

Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, an extinct hyaenodont, with a skull as large as that of a rhinoceros and enormous piercing canine teeth, would h...

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"Ridiculously Rare" Gemstones Found in Northern Canada
"Ridiculously Rare" Gemstones Found in Northern Canada

Vivid blue spinel with white carbonate in calc-silicate rock, Kimmirut area (Philippe Belley) and a cobalt-blue spinel gemstone, Kimmirut...

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Visitor Uncovers 1.5-carat Diamond in Arkansas Park
Visitor Uncovers 1.5-carat Diamond in Arkansas Park

A Crater of Diamonds State Park visitor found a 1.52-carat diamond on April 2, 2019. It's believed to be the largest find so far in 2...

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Four-legged Whale With Hooves Fossil Discovered
Four-legged Whale With Hooves Fossil Discovered

Artistic Reconstruction of Four-legged Whale. Credit: A. Gennari Fossil find: Whale with legs could stand on land and swim in water...

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What Is Grape Agate?
What Is Grape Agate?

Grape Agate, or Purple Chalcedony from Indonesia Photo: Amarisland Grape Agate gemstone is a relatively new find. Although the trad...

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66-Million-year-old Deathbed Linked to Dinosaur-Annihilating Meteor
66-Million-year-old Deathbed Linked to Dinosaur-Annihilating Meteor

A group of fish fossils from the Tanis surge deposit. Credit: Courtesy of Robert DePalma Fossils discovered from the day the dinosau...

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California Should Have Had a Major Earthquake by Now, Geologists Warn
California Should Have Had a Major Earthquake by Now, Geologists Warn

California Seismic Hazard Map, USGS There have been no major ground rupturing earthquakes along California's three highest slip r...

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Worms Frozen for 42,000 Years in Siberian Permafrost Wriggle to Life
Worms Frozen for 42,000 Years in Siberian Permafrost Wriggle to Life

Tiny nematodes like this one were found to be unexpectedly hardy, reviving after thousands of years frozen in Arctic ice. (Image: © Shut...

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