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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Evidence of Ancient Life Was Discovered Inside a Ruby
Evidence of Ancient Life Was Discovered Inside a Ruby

The ruby found to contain carbon-12 graphite. (University of Waterloo)   A ruby that formed in Earth's crust 2.5 billion years ago encas...

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Rare Eocene Grass Spikelet Found Preserved in Baltic Amber
Rare Eocene Grass Spikelet Found Preserved in Baltic Amber

Side view of Eograminis balticus. Image credit: Poinar & Soreng   Amber research by the Oregon State University College of Science has p...

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Earth's Solid Inner Core May Be a Little Bit Mushy
Earth's Solid Inner Core May Be a Little Bit Mushy

The Earth’s major layers consist of the thin rocky crust, the mantle (very hot but solid rock), the outer core (liquid iron), and the inner ...

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This 390-Million-Year-Old Trilobite Fossil Had a Bunch of Tiny Eyes Inside Its Eyes
This 390-Million-Year-Old Trilobite Fossil Had a Bunch of Tiny Eyes Inside Its Eyes

Phacops geesops, a trilobite from the Devonian age. The animal's eyes consist of 200 single lenses each, spanning six small facets, whic...

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Fossil Footprints Reveal Humans Inhabited North America Over 21,000 Years Ago
Fossil Footprints Reveal Humans Inhabited North America Over 21,000 Years Ago

Footprints Found at White Sands National Park in New Mexico, Providing the Earliest Evidence of Human Activity in the Americas. Credit: Corn...

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Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupting in 'Full Swing' - USGS
Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupting in 'Full Swing' - USGS

General view of lava surfacing on the Halema'uma'u crater of Kilauea volcano in Kilauea, Hawaii, U.S. September 29, 2021, in this st...

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Carnotaurus Had Scaly Skin with No Feathers, Paleontologists Say
Carnotaurus Had Scaly Skin with No Feathers, Paleontologists Say

Close-up of the skin, with ridges marked. (Hendrick and Bell, Cretaceous Research)   Scientists have analysed the well-preserved skin of one...

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480-Million-Year-Old Spores of Early Land Plants Found in Australia
480-Million-Year-Old Spores of Early Land Plants Found in Australia

Fossilized spores from the Early Ordivician deposits of Australia. Image credit: Strother & Foster   Spores found in 480 million-year-ol...

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Pink Halite
Pink Halite

Pink Halite from California Photo Copyright ©️ Artstonetics/IG   Halite  is a type of salt, the mineral (natural) form of sodium chloride (N...

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Giant 'Swimming Head' Creature Lived in Our Oceans 500 Million Years Ago
Giant 'Swimming Head' Creature Lived in Our Oceans 500 Million Years Ago

Titanokorys gainesi carapace. Image credit: Jean-Bernard Caron, Royal Ontario Museum.    Paleontologists have described the largest Cambrian...

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'Flying Dragon' First-ever Remains of Prehistoric Winged Dinosaur
'Flying Dragon' First-ever Remains of Prehistoric Winged Dinosaur

Fossils of the dinosaur were unearthed by a group of scientists in the Atacama Desert.   The dinosaur fossil is preserved in a rare three-di...

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Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, But in Opal
Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, But in Opal

Photo: (Brian Berger/Instagram/@velvetboxsociety) In a find unlike anything seen before, a piece of opal from the island of java in i...

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The Geology behind Kidney Stone Crystallization
The Geology behind Kidney Stone Crystallization

Section of a kidney stone. Credit: Mayandi Sivaguru and Bruce Fouke    Rather than crystallizing all at once, kidney stones dissolve and re-...

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Some Rare Diamonds Form Out of The Remains of Once-Living Creatures
Some Rare Diamonds Form Out of The Remains of Once-Living Creatures

Despite humanity's intense fascination with sparkly pieces of carbon, it seems there is still plenty to learn about how diamonds form de...

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Nature Recycles Trash to Create Diamonds
Nature Recycles Trash to Create Diamonds

Map showing oceanic diamond and oceanic mantle plume occurrences.     The Earth’s deepest diamonds are commonly made up of former living org...

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Paleontologists Find Frog-Legged Beetle Fossil in Colorado
Paleontologists Find Frog-Legged Beetle Fossil in Colorado

The new frog-legged beetle species, Pulchritudo attenboroughi, or Attenborough’s Beauty, was identified by Frank Krell, Denver Museum of Nat...

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‘Mammoth Weevil’ Found Preserved in Mid-Cretaceous Amber
‘Mammoth Weevil’ Found Preserved in Mid-Cretaceous Amber

Rhamphophorus legalovii. Image credit: Poinar & Brown, doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2021.104948.   A fossilized long-bodied weevil found in mi...

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