Fault Lines in Utah Are Much Bigger Than Previously Thought, Study Says
Fault Lines in Utah Are Much Bigger Than Previously Thought, Study Says

Fault lines along the Wasatch front are much bigger than initially thought, according to a study by the Utah Department of Natural Resour...

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Earth’s Plate Tectonics Began Over 3.2 Billion Years Ago
Earth’s Plate Tectonics Began Over 3.2 Billion Years Ago

Prof. Roger Fu, an author on the study, poses on an outcrop of the Honeyeater Basalt in Western Australia’s Pilbara Craton. The ancient l...

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New Seismic Map of North America Reveals a Continent Under Tremendous Stress
New Seismic Map of North America Reveals a Continent Under Tremendous Stress

The new seismic stress map of North America. Image: Jens-Erik Lund Snee and Mark Zoback How do mountains form? What forces are need...

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World's Largest Quartz Crystal Cluster
World's Largest Quartz Crystal Cluster

Size: 3m wide, 3m high Weight: 14100kg World's largest quartz crystal cluster on display. Crystal gallery, Swakopmund, Namibia. Qu...

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Ammolite: Fossilized Ammonites Gem
Ammolite: Fossilized Ammonites Gem

Rare Giant Natural Ammolite From Alberta, Canada. Ammolite is an opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes...

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Snowflake Obsidian
Snowflake Obsidian

Snowflake Obsidian. Photo: spiritrockshop Obsidian, a dark volcanic glass, has a smooth, glossy appearance. Snowflake obsidian is a t...

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The Most Detailed Look Inside the World's Oldest Dinosaur Eggs
The Most Detailed Look Inside the World's Oldest Dinosaur Eggs

The dinosaur eggs were uncovered in 1976 and contain three embryos. They are thought to be some of the oldest dinosaur eggs in the world ...

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How We Discovered Slow Earthquakes That Happen Over Weeks or Even Months
How We Discovered Slow Earthquakes That Happen Over Weeks or Even Months

You’re probably familiar with earthquakes as relatively short, sharp shocks that can shake the ground, topple buildings and tear rips ...

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Amber With Two Flies That Got Stuck Mating 40 Million Years Ago Discovered
Amber With Two Flies That Got Stuck Mating 40 Million Years Ago Discovered

Two mating, long-legged flies trapped in clear, honey-coloured amber, approximately 41 million years ago. (Photo: Jeffrey Stilwell) ...

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Bizarre Life-forms Found Thriving in Ancient Rocks Beneath the Seafloor
Bizarre Life-forms Found Thriving in Ancient Rocks Beneath the Seafloor

In 2013, scientists were stunned to find microbes thriving deep inside volcanic rocks beneath the seafloor off the pacific northwest, ...

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