Petrified Tree Up to 20 Million Years Old Found Intact in Lesbos
Petrified Tree Up to 20 Million Years Old Found Intact in Lesbos

A fossilised tree trunk in the petrified forest of Lesbos. Photograph: Nikolas Zouros Discovery of 19.5-metre tree with roots, branches and ...

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Earth's Magnetic Field Flipped 42,000 Years Ago. The Consequences Were Dramatic
Earth's Magnetic Field Flipped 42,000 Years Ago. The Consequences Were Dramatic

  A global period of upheaval 42,000 years ago was the result of a reversal in Earth's magnetic field, new research has found. According...

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World's Oldest DNA Found in Siberian Mammoth Teeth
World's Oldest DNA Found in Siberian Mammoth Teeth

An illustration of the mammoth.   Scientists have recovered DNA from mammoth fossils found in Siberian permafrost that are more than a milli...

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Researchers Find Ingredients for Microbial Life in 3.5-Billion-Year-Old Rocks
Researchers Find Ingredients for Microbial Life in 3.5-Billion-Year-Old Rocks

The close association between the inclusion-bearing black barites and stromatolites suggests that hydrothermal fluids might have influenced ...

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A New, Clearer Insight Into Earth's Hidden Crystals
A New, Clearer Insight Into Earth's Hidden Crystals

Olivine - rock-forming mineral of Dunite Geologists have developed a new theory about the state of Earth billions of years ago after examini...

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Mount Etna: Europe's Most Active Volcano Explodes and Closes Nearby Airport
Mount Etna: Europe's Most Active Volcano Explodes and Closes Nearby Airport

On Tuesday there was a major increase in volcanic activity at the Southeast Crater, followed by a violent pyroclastic flow accompanied by ta...

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Thai Fisherman Finds Rare Orange Pearl Worth $330k
Thai Fisherman Finds Rare Orange Pearl Worth $330k

The pearl is about the width of a dime and weighs 7.68 grams. Photo: ViralPress   It’s rare enough to find a pearl in a shell, so to happen ...

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635 Million-Year-Old Fossil Is the Oldest Known Land Fungus
635 Million-Year-Old Fossil Is the Oldest Known Land Fungus

Microscopic image of the fungus-like microfossils. (Image: © Andrew Czaja of University of Cincinnati) The oldest evidence of land fungus ma...

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Mineral Often Found on Mars Discovered Deep in Antarctic Ice
Mineral Often Found on Mars Discovered Deep in Antarctic Ice

Jarosite crystal. photo by: Christian Rewitzer   Martian mineral, rare on Earth, found locked in Antarctic ice Scientists boring more than a...

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The Atlantic Ocean Is Getting Wider Every Year
The Atlantic Ocean Is Getting Wider Every Year

   The Atlantic Ocean Is Getting Wider Every Year, Pushing the Americas Away From Europe and Africa An upsurge of matter from deep beneath t...

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Study Shows What Earth's Future Supercontinent Will Look Like
Study Shows What Earth's Future Supercontinent Will Look Like

   Some 200 million years ago, the supercontinent of Pangea split apart and created the continents we see on Earth today, separated by vast ...

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Gemologist Discovers Rock That Looks Like Cookie Monster
Gemologist Discovers Rock That Looks Like Cookie Monster

Dead ringer for Cookie Monster? (Image credit: Kennedy News & Media)   You never know what you're going to get when you crack open a...

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Dinosaur Unearthed in Argentina Could Be the World's Largest Land Animal Ever
Dinosaur Unearthed in Argentina Could Be the World's Largest Land Animal Ever

  Paleontologists discovered the fossilized remains of a 98 million-year-old titanosaur in Neuquén Province in Argentina's northwest P...

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Why Is Wave Rock Shaped Like a Wave?
Why Is Wave Rock Shaped Like a Wave?

Wave Rock Western Australia It's all about erosion—but not as we know it. The story of Wave Rock begins millions of years ago, as rock m...

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Tiny, Mineral Grains Could Explain a Fundamental Tectonic Force
Tiny, Mineral Grains Could Explain a Fundamental Tectonic Force

Mylonite from near Røragen, Norway. Photo: Mikenorton   Subduction happens when one tectonic plate slides under another plate and then sinks...

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Stunning Heart-Shaped Amethyst Geode Discovered by Miners in Uruguay
Stunning Heart-Shaped Amethyst Geode Discovered by Miners in Uruguay

The New Treasure | Photo by: Uruguay Minerals   There are probably thousands of heart-shaped gems manufactured for gifts on Valentine’s Day,...

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50 Million-Year-Old Fossil Assassin Bug Has Unusually Well-preserved Anatomy
50 Million-Year-Old Fossil Assassin Bug Has Unusually Well-preserved Anatomy

Recovered from the Green River Formation in present-day Colorado, this fossil represents a new genus and species of predatory insects known ...

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57,000-Year-Old Frozen Remains of Wolf Pup Found in Canada
57,000-Year-Old Frozen Remains of Wolf Pup Found in Canada

Credit: Government of Yukon   A wolf cub that was found mummified in northern Canada lived at least 56,000 years ago, scientists say. Hidden...

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