Newly Discovered Volcanic Mineral Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries
Newly Discovered Volcanic Mineral Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries

  Petrovite, a new mineral described from Tolbachik Volcano in Siberia, could lead to the development of more efficient batteries. SPBU  Vol...

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Researchers Discover 'Missing' Piece of Hawaii's Formation
Researchers Discover 'Missing' Piece of Hawaii's Formation

  The journey of Hawaii's pancake from its creation at the mantle plume to where it slipped under the Pacific plate and sunk deep into t...

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The Helicoprion Was A Shark With A Buzzsaw In Its Mouth
The Helicoprion Was A Shark With A Buzzsaw In Its Mouth

Helicoprion. Photo: James St. John / Flickr / CC BY 2.0   Terrorizing the seas nearly 300 million years ago, the Helicoprion was a bizarre s...

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Man Becomes Overnight Millionaire After Meteorite Crashes Through His Roof
Man Becomes Overnight Millionaire After Meteorite Crashes Through His Roof

  The space rock, which weighed around 2.1kg, turned out to be worth around US $1.85 million. An Indonesian coffin maker became an instant m...

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Ancient Fragment of The Pacific Ocean Found Buried 400 Miles Below China
Ancient Fragment of The Pacific Ocean Found Buried 400 Miles Below China

Illustration of a process where holes in the subducting Pacific plate would allow heat to escape, driving volcanic activity in the Changbais...

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Giant Ants The Size Of Hummingbirds Once Terrorized Wyoming
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. That's gigANTic...

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Ancient Zircon Minerals From Mars Reveal the Elusive Internal Structure of the Red Planet
Ancient Zircon Minerals From Mars Reveal the Elusive Internal Structure of the Red Planet

Figure 1: The NWA 7533 zircon-rich meteorite containing fragments of the ancient crust of Mars. Credit: University of Copenhagen   Analysis ...

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'Fireball' Meteorite That Crashed in Michigan Holds Extraterrestrial Organic Compounds
'Fireball' Meteorite That Crashed in Michigan Holds Extraterrestrial Organic Compounds

The meteorite fragment that fell on Strawberry Lake includes pristine organic compounds.   A 12-million-year-old meteorite that fell to Eart...

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Large Volcanic Eruption Caused the Largest Mass Extinction
Large Volcanic Eruption Caused the Largest Mass Extinction

The researchers found coronene-mercury enrichments in sedimentary rocks deposited in southern China and Italy 252 million years ago. Paired ...

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"Sleeping" Volcanoes Can Wake Up Faster Than Thought
"Sleeping" Volcanoes Can Wake Up Faster Than Thought

    Most active volcanoes on Earth are dormant, meaning that they have not erupted for hundreds or even thousands of years, and are normally...

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Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, But in Opal
Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, But in Opal

Photo: (Brian Berger/Instagram/@velvetboxsociety) In a find unlike anything seen before, a piece of opal from the island of java in i...

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New Mineral From the Moon Shows What Happens in Earth's Mantle
New Mineral From the Moon Shows What Happens in Earth's Mantle

Credit: University of Manchester   A high-pressure mineral found in a lunar meteorite is helping to explain what happens to within the extre...

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Antarctica Yields Oldest Fossils of Giant Birds With 21-foot Wingspans
Antarctica Yields Oldest Fossils of Giant Birds With 21-foot Wingspans

A paleontologist cleans a fossilized bird cranium at Peru’s National History Museum in Lima, Friday, Photo: Martin Mejia, Associated Press F...

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Fault Near Portland Could Unleash a Major Earthquake
Fault Near Portland Could Unleash a Major Earthquake

    New evidence for geologically recent earthquakes near Portland, Oregon metro area A fault near Portland, Oregon, has the capacity to cau...

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Long-Lost Tectonic Plate Discovered Hundreds of Miles Below Canada
Long-Lost Tectonic Plate Discovered Hundreds of Miles Below Canada

A 3D block diagram across North America showing a mantle tomography image reveals the Slab Unfolding method used to flatten the Farallon tec...

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