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 Core Is Growing "Lopsided' and Scientists Don't Know Why
Earth's Core Is Growing "Lopsided' and Scientists Don't Know Why

Map showing the seismometers (triangles) at which the researchers measured seismic waves from earthquakes (circles) to study Earth’s inner c...

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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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