Massive, 1,100-Pound Dinosaur Bone Unearthed in France
Massive, 1,100-Pound Dinosaur Bone Unearthed in France

Maxime Lasseron inspects the femur of a Sauropod (AFP/Getty Images) The femur of a giant dinosaur was found this week by French paleon...

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Volcanoes Shaped the Climate Before Humankind
Volcanoes Shaped the Climate Before Humankind

The volcanoes in the tropics went crazy between 1808 and 1835: Not only did Tambora erupt in Indonesia during this short period of tim...

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Mysterious Glass Beads in Clams Point to Ancient Meteorite Strike Near Florida
Mysterious Glass Beads in Clams Point to Ancient Meteorite Strike Near Florida

A pair of microtektites found inside ancient clam shells. Image: Kristen Grace, Florida Museum Glass beads were found inside fossil cl...

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The Earth’s Core is Leaking, Baffling Scientists
The Earth’s Core is Leaking, Baffling Scientists

How the Earth's core might be leaking material into the mantle plumes. (Photo: Neil Bennett) Earth’s Leaking Core Could Cause Pl...

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'Crystal Clocks' Used to Time Magma Storage Before Volcanic Eruptions
'Crystal Clocks' Used to Time Magma Storage Before Volcanic Eruptions

Zircon. Photo: MicrolabNW The molten rock that feeds volcanoes can be stored in the Earth's crust for as long as a thousand years,...

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California Was Shaking Again Tuesday, With Six Earthquakes of 3.5 or Greater
California Was Shaking Again Tuesday, With Six Earthquakes of 3.5 or Greater

Photo: USGS California was struck by six earthquakes of a 3.5-magnitude or greater over a 24-hour period beginning Tuesday morning, ...

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What Delayed Earth’s Oxygenation?
What Delayed Earth’s Oxygenation?

Powering a massive biosphere on Earth, photosynthesis is the light-mediated reaction that converts carbon dioxide and water to carbohydrat...

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Ringing Rocks A Geological and Musical Marvel
Ringing Rocks A Geological and Musical Marvel

Ringing Hill Park. Photo: Sherry M/TripAdvisor Although scientists don’t have a definitive answer as to why the rocks ring, they do ha...

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Geoscientists Were Wrong About the 'World's Largest Volcano'
Geoscientists Were Wrong About the 'World's Largest Volcano'

The Mauna Loa An Unexpected Discovery Just Changed The Ranking of Earth's Biggest Volcano Congratulations Mauna Loa, on the isla...

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Whole Lizard Discovered Inside 120 Million-year-old Dinosaur's Stomach
Whole Lizard Discovered Inside 120 Million-year-old Dinosaur's Stomach

A new lizard species in the abdomen of a specimen of Microraptor. Photo:Jingmai O'Connor A new species of lizard has been discover...

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What is Crazy Lace Agate?
What is Crazy Lace Agate?

Crazy lace agate From Chihuahua, Mun, de Buenaventura, Sierra Santa Lucia, Ejido Benito Juarez, Mexico. Credit: Anton   Lace Agate ...

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Scientists Find 68-million-year-old Triceratops Fossil in Colorado
Scientists Find 68-million-year-old Triceratops Fossil in Colorado

Triceratops skull found in Colorado during construction work Scientists say dinosaur fossils found in Colorado are those of a 68 mil...

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How Solar Heat Drives Rapid Melting of Parts of Antarctica's Largest Ice Shelf
How Solar Heat Drives Rapid Melting of Parts of Antarctica's Largest Ice Shelf

Summer sea surface temperature surrounding Antarctica (a) and in the Ross Sea (b) showing the strong seasonal warming within the Ross Sea...

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Mystery of Bizarre Salt Crystals in The Dead Sea Could Finally Be Solved
Mystery of Bizarre Salt Crystals in The Dead Sea Could Finally Be Solved

Salt Formations at the Dead Sea. Photo: VoteDeadSea. New research explains why salt crystals are piling up on the deepest parts of th...

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Will the Southern California Earthquakes Cause Yellowstone to Erupt?
Will the Southern California Earthquakes Cause Yellowstone to Erupt?

With the two strong earthquakes in southern California these past few days—a M6.4 on July 4 and a M7.1 a day later—it's a natural q...

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What Caused California’s Two Big Earthquakes?
What Caused California’s Two Big Earthquakes?

A fissure that opened in the desert during the powerful earthquake. Photo:David McNew/Reuters Map of California fault line. On the m...

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