Mineral Previously Known Only in Meteorites Discovered at Dead Sea
Mineral Previously Known Only in Meteorites Discovered at Dead Sea

  Allabogdanite was first reported in the early 2000s from the Onello—a small iron meteorite recovered from the gold placer at the Bolshoi D...

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“Invisible” Gold – Fool’s Gold Actually Contains Real Gold
“Invisible” Gold – Fool’s Gold Actually Contains Real Gold

Pyrite, Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru Photo: Mineralauctions   Curtin University research has found tiny amounts of gold c...

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Ancient Fungal Parasite of Ants Found Preserved in Baltic Amber
Ancient Fungal Parasite of Ants Found Preserved in Baltic Amber

About 50 million years ago, this ant got stuck in tree resin that also preserved the parasitic fungus that was giving it a hard time. George...

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Siberian Volcanic Eruptions Triggered End-Permian Mass Extinction
Siberian Volcanic Eruptions Triggered End-Permian Mass Extinction

Fossilized crinoids, marine invertebrates that lived during the Permian Period, found in western Australia. Credit...John Cancalosi, via Get...

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Earth Has a 27.5-Million-Year 'Heartbeat', But We Don't Know What Causes It
Earth Has a 27.5-Million-Year 'Heartbeat', But We Don't Know What Causes It

  In the last 260 million years, dinosaurs came and went, Pangea split into the continents and islands we see today, and humans have quickly...

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The Dynamic, Geological Process Happening in Your Kidney
The Dynamic, Geological Process Happening in Your Kidney

kidney stones   Over a period of three months to three years, compounds like calcium, uric acid and bits of organic matter coalesce into the...

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World’s Third Largest Diamond Discovered in Botswana
World’s Third Largest Diamond Discovered in Botswana

Botswana’s president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, inspects Debswana’s find. Photograph: Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP/Getty Images   A 1,098-carat diamond, bel...

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More Than 600 Earthquakes Hit Area Along San Andreas Fault Since Saturday
More Than 600 Earthquakes Hit Area Along San Andreas Fault Since Saturday

  A rural area of Southern California near the Mexico border and along the San Andreas fault line saw more than 600 earthquakes in a 24-hour...

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Earth's Inner Core Is Growing More on One Side Than the Other
Earth's Inner Core Is Growing More on One Side Than the Other

 The researchers concluded that this difference in seismic wave speed with direction results from a preferred alignment of the crystals — he...

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99-Million-Year-Old Snail Fossilized in Amber While Giving Birth
99-Million-Year-Old Snail Fossilized in Amber While Giving Birth

The mother snail and her young, marked with numbers. Image Credit: Tingting Yu    A snail that lived alongside the dinosaurs has been found,...

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Tiny Worm Comes Back to Life After 24,000 Years in Siberian Deep Freeze
Tiny Worm Comes Back to Life After 24,000 Years in Siberian Deep Freeze

Bdelloid rotifers are solely female and procreate by cloning themselves. Photograph: Michael Plewka/AFP/Getty Image   A microscopic worm-lik...

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What Causes the Deep Earth's Most Mysterious Earthquakes?
What Causes the Deep Earth's Most Mysterious Earthquakes?

Credit: Steven Shirey, Peter van Keken, Lara Wagner, and Michael Walter/Carnegie Institution for Science.   The cause of Earth's deepest...

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Man Hunts for Engagement Ring Gemstone, Digs Up 2.2-carat Diamond
Man Hunts for Engagement Ring Gemstone, Digs Up 2.2-carat Diamond

Christian Liden's Washington Sunshine Diamond  A Washington man made a wonderful discovery while he was mining materials for an engageme...

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