How Do Slow Anomalies Beneath Subducting Slabs Affect Giant Megathrust Earthquakes?
How Do Slow Anomalies Beneath Subducting Slabs Affect Giant Megathrust Earthquakes?

    Earthquakes and volcanoes in subduction zones may cause great human catastrophe. Previous studies on subduction zone structure and causa...

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Earth’s Continental Crust Emerged 500 Million Years Earlier Than Thought
Earth’s Continental Crust Emerged 500 Million Years Earlier Than Thought

An artist’s conception of the early Earth, showing a surface bombarded by large impacts that result in the extrusion of magma onto the surfa...

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Mysterious Melting of Earth’s Crust in Western North America Investigated by Scientists
Mysterious Melting of Earth’s Crust in Western North America Investigated by Scientists

  A group of University of Wyoming professors and students has identified an unusual belt of igneous rocks that stretches for over 2,000 mil...

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The Colorful Charm of Ametrine
The Colorful Charm of Ametrine

 Rough Ametrine. credit: GoldenHourMinerals A bicolor variety of quartz that is purple amethyst on one side and orange citrine on the other,...

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How Could Surface Minerals Get in Diamonds Found in The Deepest Depths of The Earth?
How Could Surface Minerals Get in Diamonds Found in The Deepest Depths of The Earth?

  Diamonds that formed hundreds of kilometers deep below Earth's surface contain traces of chemical reactions that took place on the bot...

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Scientists Create Crystal Stronger Than Diamond
Scientists Create Crystal Stronger Than Diamond

   Currently, diamond is regarded to be one of the hardest and most scratch-resistant natural materials in the world. Most diamonds found in...

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