January 2021

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 bo…

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 …

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, se…

Gemologist Discovers Rock That Looks Like Cookie Monster

You never know what you're going to get when you crack open a geode-like rock called an agate, but a new specimen is eve…

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 fossili…

Why Is Wave Rock Shaped Like a Wave?

Wave Rock is a granite cliff face located near Hyden, Western Australia. It is 15 meters high and 110 meters long, and it is…

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 plat…

Stunning Heart-Shaped Amethyst Geode Discovered by Miners in Uruguay

Amazing Heart-Shaped Amethyst Geode Discovered by Miners There are probably thousands of heart-shaped gems manufactured for …

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 predator…

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, scient…

Geyser Activity Does Not Foretell Yellowstone Volcanic Eruptions

When Yellowstone National Park's Steamboat Geyser—which shoots water higher than any active geyser in the world—reawak…