Extinct Woolly Rhinoceros Found Frozen in Siberian Permafrost
Extinct Woolly Rhinoceros Found Frozen in Siberian Permafrost

Sasha the baby woolly rhino found in 2014 in Yakutia lived 34,000 years ago. Picture: Albert Protopopov  AN EXTINCT woolly rhinoceros has be...

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Kernowite: New Green Mineral Discovered in 220-year-old Rock
Kernowite: New Green Mineral Discovered in 220-year-old Rock

Kernowite (green color). Image credit: The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London. Known from just a single location, a new species ...

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99-Million-Year-Old Fossil Flower Found Encased in Burmese Amber
99-Million-Year-Old Fossil Flower Found Encased in Burmese Amber

Valviloculus pleristaminis, flower in lateral view. Image credit: Poinar, Jr. et al., doi: 10.17348/jbrit.v14.i2.1014.   A rare flower is fi...

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Slow Start of Plate Tectonics Despite a Hot Early Earth
Slow Start of Plate Tectonics Despite a Hot Early Earth

The extrusion of fresh ocean crust at midocean ridges began to slacken 15 million years ago, perhaps cooling the planet. GEOGPHOTOS/ALAMY ST...

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Kilauea Volcano Erupts on Hawaii's Big Island
Kilauea Volcano Erupts on Hawaii's Big Island

An eruption started at Kīlauea summit on Dec. 20 Photo: USGS   In Hawaii, this cursed year is going out with even more horror. The volcano K...

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World's Oldest Python Fossil Unearthed
World's Oldest Python Fossil Unearthed

The first discovered fossil belonging to the newfound species Messelopython freyi. (Image credit: Copyright Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Na...

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Crystal Zoning
Crystal Zoning

Beautiful Zoning Purple Fluorite Crystals from Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA Photo credit: Anton Watzl   Crystal zoning is a textu...

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Five-Eyed 520-Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals Arthropod Origin
Five-Eyed 520-Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals Arthropod Origin

Fossil specimen of Kylinxia, holotype. Credit: ZENG Han The arthropods have been among the most successful animals on Earth since the Cambri...

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Scientists Solve the Molecular Puzzle of 'Flammable Ice'
Scientists Solve the Molecular Puzzle of 'Flammable Ice'

  There's a weird type of 'ice' found in the ocean that burns when exposed to a flame - and scientists think they've finally...

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Hot Rock Rising Beneath Central Greenland Is Melting the Ice From Below
Hot Rock Rising Beneath Central Greenland Is Melting the Ice From Below

A schematic diagram showing the main tectonic features and mantle plumes beneath Greenland and the surrounding regions. Vp = P wave velocity...

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Alaska Islands May Be Part of a Single, Massive Volcano
Alaska Islands May Be Part of a Single, Massive Volcano

Location map of the Islands of Four Mountains in the Aleutian arc. This also shows the position and approximate areas of known calderas alon...

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