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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