Extinct Cave Bear Found Whole After Being Frozen for 30,000 Years on Siberian Island
Extinct Cave Bear Found Whole After Being Frozen for 30,000 Years on Siberian Island

A carcass of an ice-age cave bear found on Great Lyakhovsky Island between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea in northern Russia. Nort...

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Five Rare Blue Diamonds Discovered at Cullinan Mine
Five Rare Blue Diamonds Discovered at Cullinan Mine

The five blue diamonds recovered at Cullinan, all in the space of one week’s production. (Image: Petra Diamonds.)   Five blue diamonds, of e...

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Peacock Rock
Peacock Rock

   Peacock ore is a pet name, referring to rocks made of the minerals bornite and chalcopyrite. The colors of peacock ore are actually tar...

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Dendrite Minerals
Dendrite Minerals

A crystal dendrite is a crystal that develops with a typical multi-branching tree-like form. Dendritic crystallization forms a natu...

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Discovery of Metamorphic Rock Microdiamonds Has Geologists Questioning Japan’s History
Discovery of Metamorphic Rock Microdiamonds Has Geologists Questioning Japan’s History

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Japan researchers have discovered microdiamonds in the Nishisonogi metamorphic rock formation in Nagasaki Pr...

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Quantum Simulation of Quantum Crystals
Quantum Simulation of Quantum Crystals

The chemical element bismuth as a synthetic made crystal. The surface is an iridescent very thin layer of oxidation. Credit: Alchemist-hp...

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Massive Yellowstone Geyser Sat Dormant for 6 Years. It Just Exploded
Massive Yellowstone Geyser Sat Dormant for 6 Years. It Just Exploded

Yellowstone's Giantess Geyser erupts for first time in six years In these troubled times there comes a point where we all need to...

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Deadly Lava Lake Is Bubbling in Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Hitting Extreme Temperatures
Deadly Lava Lake Is Bubbling in Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Hitting Extreme Temperatures

A massive lake is bubbling in the belly of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano at temperatures ranging from 176 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit, deemi...

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313 Million-Year-Old Fossil Footprints at Grand Canyon
313 Million-Year-Old Fossil Footprints at Grand Canyon

Paleontological research has confirmed a series of recently discovered fossils tracks are the oldest recorded tracks of their kind to dat...

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Rainbow Meteorite Discovered in Costa Rica
Rainbow Meteorite Discovered in Costa Rica

Clays in a 44-millimeter-wide Aguas Zarcas fragment may hold amino acids, along with stardust that predates the Sun. LAURENCE GARVIE/CENT...

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Tiny, 48-million-year-old Primitive Horse Looked Like a Badger
Tiny, 48-million-year-old Primitive Horse Looked Like a Badger

A reconstruction of a primitive horse the size of a small dog has revealed that the 48-million-year old creature may have looked like a m...

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99-Million-Year-Old ‘Hell Ant’ Attack Captured in Amber
99-Million-Year-Old ‘Hell Ant’ Attack Captured in Amber

Photomicrograph from top view of the hell ant, Ceratomyrmex ellenbergeri, restraining its prey, an extinct cockroach relative called Capu...

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Gigantic Dinosaur Footprints Are Found on the Roof of a Cave
Gigantic Dinosaur Footprints Are Found on the Roof of a Cave

A scientist on a caving trip happened to spot dinosaur tracks in the ceiling of Castelbouc Cave in France. Credit: Jean-David Moreau et a...

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Fossilized Dinosaur Egg Found in Japan Recognized as World's Smallest
Fossilized Dinosaur Egg Found in Japan Recognized as World's Smallest

(Photo courtesy of the University of Tsukuba and the Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo)(Kyodo) A team of researchers said...

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World’s ‘Smallest Dinosaur’ is Actually a Lizard Scientists Admit in Retraction
World’s ‘Smallest Dinosaur’ is Actually a Lizard Scientists Admit in Retraction

This fossil trapped in amber was thought to be a dinosaur but is likely a lizard.Credit: Lida Xing Just a couple of months following...

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Star Hollandite Quartz
Star Hollandite Quartz

Rare Urchin Quartz (Quartz crystal with Mannardite phontom inside) from Brazil Photo: Mike Bowers Star Hollandite Quartz is a type of...

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'Fool's Gold' May Be Valuable After All
'Fool's Gold' May Be Valuable After All

 Photo: Michigan Rocks & Minerals For the First Time, Researchers Electrically Transform Material From Non-magnetic to Magnetic...

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New Study Unravels Secret to Subduction
New Study Unravels Secret to Subduction

Credit: Australian National University Subduction zones are pivotal for the recycling of Earth’s outer layer into its interior. Howev...

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How Stony-iron Meteorites Form
How Stony-iron Meteorites Form

A slice of the Esquel meteorite showing the mixture of meteoric iron and silicates that is typical of this division. Photo: Doug Bowman ...

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Fossil of Giant 70m Year-old Fish Found in Argentina
Fossil of Giant 70m Year-old Fish Found in Argentina

The fossilized remains of this Xiphactinus - similar to the one found in Argentina - was discovered in the US state of Kansas A...

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These Ancient Crocodiles Walked on 2 Legs Like Dinosaurs
These Ancient Crocodiles Walked on 2 Legs Like Dinosaurs

A reconstruction of the ancient landscape of South Korea with crocodile track-makers. Image via Anthony Romilio. Researchers suggest...

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