Well-Preserved Embryo Found Inside Fossilized Dinosaur Egg
Well-Preserved Embryo Found Inside Fossilized Dinosaur Egg

Photo of the oviraptorosaur embryo inside its fossilized egg. (Xing et al., iScience, 2021) A rare look inside a fossilized dinosaur egg fou...

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Ancient Pine Cone Trapped in Amber Shows a Super-Rare Form of Plant 'Parenting'
Ancient Pine Cone Trapped in Amber Shows a Super-Rare Form of Plant 'Parenting'

Photo: (Poinar, Historical Biology, 2021)   An exceptional amber deposit from roughly 40 million years ago has captured a rare form of paren...

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Conichalcite Crysyals Aggregates
Conichalcite Crysyals Aggregates

Photo: Mintreasure.com   Exceptional apple green conichalcite aggregates with cuprite and chrysocolla on matrix Conichalcite, CaCu, is a rel...

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Earth’s Early Magma Oceans Detected in 3.7 Billion Year-Old Greenland Rocks
Earth’s Early Magma Oceans Detected in 3.7 Billion Year-Old Greenland Rocks

The Earth is now composed of the inner core, the outer core, the lower mantle, the upper mantle, and the crust.   Earth hasn’t always been a...

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Woman Finds 4.38-carat Diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park
Woman Finds 4.38-carat Diamond at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park

The Lucy Diamond discovered by Noreen Wredberg at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Arkansas State ...

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100-Million-Year-Old Insect Fossil Intrigues Scientists
100-Million-Year-Old Insect Fossil Intrigues Scientists

Many fossil lacewing larvae possessed extremely elongated appendages and mouthparts. | © Joachim Haug   Scientists found an unusual fossil o...

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Trapiche Emerald: The Superstar of Trapiche Gemstones
Trapiche Emerald: The Superstar of Trapiche Gemstones

Trapiche emerald from Muzo Mine, Colombia. Credit: Left Photo: Luciana Barbosa, Right Photo: © Martin Slama Trapiche emerald is a rare and h...

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Scientists Figure Out What Happens to Earth's Disappearing Crust
Scientists Figure Out What Happens to Earth's Disappearing Crust

Researchers including The University of Texas at Austin have published a study in Nature that says subducting tectonic plates become segment...

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Uncovering the Surprising Secrets Behind Earth’s First Major Mass Extinction
Uncovering the Surprising Secrets Behind Earth’s First Major Mass Extinction

 Fossiliferous limestone slab from the Liberty Formation (Upper Ordovician) of Caesar Creek State Park near Waynesville, Ohio. Photo: Willy ...

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Diamond Hauled From Deep Inside Earth Holds Never-Before-Seen Mineral
Diamond Hauled From Deep Inside Earth Holds Never-Before-Seen Mineral

The Tiny Gray Blobs of Mineral Embedded in This Slice of Clear Diamond Are the First Samples of Newly Named Davemaoite, a Calcium Silicate P...

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Baby Bird Fossil Is 'Rarest of the Rare'
Baby Bird Fossil Is 'Rarest of the Rare'

The fossil seen under synchrotron radiation. Photo: Fabien Knoll The chick lived 127 million years ago and belonged to a group of primitive ...

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Astonishing Fluorite Ball
Astonishing Fluorite Ball

Collection & photo: Roger Lang   Very nice translucent fluorite ball on a yellowish calcite crystal in a quartz geode in trapp basalt. T...

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Jurassic Graveyard Reveals Oldest Evidence That Dinosaurs Traveled in Herds
Jurassic Graveyard Reveals Oldest Evidence That Dinosaurs Traveled in Herds

  A nest of 192 million-year-old fossilized eggs found in Argentina. (Diego Po) The discovery included more than 100 dinosaur eggs and the p...

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Giant Ammonites Once Thrived on Both Sides of Atlantic
Giant Ammonites Once Thrived on Both Sides of Atlantic

This was a replica that we used to show how big ammonites could grow. Made of polystyrene it squeaked as we rolled it down the beach at Lyme...

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Tiny Crab Preserved in 100-million-year-old Amber Lived Among Dinosaurs
Tiny Crab Preserved in 100-million-year-old Amber Lived Among Dinosaurs

Cretapsara athanata, a modern-looking eubrachyuran crab in Burmese amber. Image credit: Luque Scientists have found the oldest aquatic anima...

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