Rare Lizard Fossil Preserved in Amber
Rare Lizard Fossil Preserved in Amber

A tiny lizard forefoot of the genus Anolis is trapped in amber that is about 15 to 20 million years old. Credit: Jonas Barthel The t...

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Extreme Heat of Vesuvius Eruption Turned a Man's Brain to 'Glass'
Extreme Heat of Vesuvius Eruption Turned a Man's Brain to 'Glass'

Fragment of glassy black material extracted from the cranial cavity of a victim of the volcanic eruption at Herculaneum in the year 79. ...

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Ancient Armadillo The Size Of A Car Discovered By Farmer In Argentina
Ancient Armadillo The Size Of A Car Discovered By Farmer In Argentina

Credit: CEN The fossils of four ancient armadillos the size of cars have been discovered by a farmer in Argentina. A farmer in Argen...

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Billion-year-old Seaweed is Oldest Green Plant Fossil Ever Found
Billion-year-old Seaweed is Oldest Green Plant Fossil Ever Found

Green seaweeds, which may have looked like this when they were alive, might be ancestors to all land plants Photo: Dinghua Yang Billi...

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Earth Has a New Geologic Age: The Chibanian
Earth Has a New Geologic Age: The Chibanian

A photo shows the cliffside in Japan's Chiba prefecture that's part of a line of sediment that recorded the geologic history of t...

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Frozen Bird Found in Siberia is 46,000 Years Old
Frozen Bird Found in Siberia is 46,000 Years Old

This 46,000-year-old 'ice bird' was so well preserved that fossil hunters mistook it for an unfortunate creature that 'died y...

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Rare And Fleeting 'Volcanoes' Have Been Erupting at Lake Michigan
Rare And Fleeting 'Volcanoes' Have Been Erupting at Lake Michigan

"Ice volcanoes" can be seen erupted on Sunday along the shore of Lake Michigan. (National Weather Service Grand Rapids) &#...

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Chalcanthite: Facts About Chalcanthite
Chalcanthite: Facts About Chalcanthite

Beautiful Chalcanthite from Planet Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona Photo: @allans_minerals/Instagram Chalcanthite is a richly colored ...

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Huge-clawed Predatory Dinosaur Discovery in Victoria
Huge-clawed Predatory Dinosaur Discovery in Victoria

Fossilised 20 centimetre long hand claw of theropod discovered at Eric the West site on Victoria’s Otway Coast. Image credit: Stephen Por...

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More Than 99 Carats of Arkansas Diamonds Found at Park in 2019
More Than 99 Carats of Arkansas Diamonds Found at Park in 2019

Pat Choate, of Jacksonville, found a 3.29-carat brown diamond she named "Illusive Dream," calling it a dream come true after ma...

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What is Irradiated Black Quartz?
What is Irradiated Black Quartz?

Photo: Rocks4passion Quartz may be the second most common mineral on our planet’s crust, but everyone from the ancient Egyptians ...

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New Research Reveals Violent Birth of Continent Zealandia
New Research Reveals Violent Birth of Continent Zealandia

Continent Zealandia Recent seafloor drilling has revealed that the "hidden continent " of Zealandia -- a region of contine...

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 Oldest Record Of Primitive Bee With Pollen Dates Back 100 Million Years
Oldest Record Of Primitive Bee With Pollen Dates Back 100 Million Years

100-million-year-old Discoscapa apicula. The bee is carrying four beetle triungulins. Credit: George Poinar Jr., OSU College of Science. ...

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Biggest Turtle That Ever Lived Had 10 Foot Shell With Horns
Biggest Turtle That Ever Lived Had 10 Foot Shell With Horns

The huge extinct freshwater turtle Stupendemys geographicus,  Palaeontologist Rodolfo Sanchez lies alongside a carapace of the giant turt...

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What Is Moss Agate?
What Is Moss Agate?

moss agate from Indonesia Moss Agate is not banded, and therefore not strictly an Agate in scientific terms; but is included in the A...

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