Some Rare Diamonds Form Out of The Remains of Once-Living Creatures
Some Rare Diamonds Form Out of The Remains of Once-Living Creatures

Despite humanity's intense fascination with sparkly pieces of carbon, it seems there is still plenty to learn about how diamonds form de...

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Nature Recycles Trash to Create Diamonds
Nature Recycles Trash to Create Diamonds

Map showing oceanic diamond and oceanic mantle plume occurrences.     The Earth’s deepest diamonds are commonly made up of former living org...

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Paleontologists Find Frog-Legged Beetle Fossil in Colorado
Paleontologists Find Frog-Legged Beetle Fossil in Colorado

The new frog-legged beetle species, Pulchritudo attenboroughi, or Attenborough’s Beauty, was identified by Frank Krell, Denver Museum of Nat...

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‘Mammoth Weevil’ Found Preserved in Mid-Cretaceous Amber
‘Mammoth Weevil’ Found Preserved in Mid-Cretaceous Amber

Rhamphophorus legalovii. Image credit: Poinar & Brown, doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2021.104948.   A fossilized long-bodied weevil found in mi...

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Billion-year 'Gap' in Grand Canyon Geological Record Explained
Billion-year 'Gap' in Grand Canyon Geological Record Explained

Angular unconformity between horizontal Tonto Group rocks (of Cambrian age) on top of tilted Grand Canyon Supergroup rocks (1.1-1.2 Ga of Me...

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Giant Blobs of Subducted Sediment Float Up Through Deep Earth
Giant Blobs of Subducted Sediment Float Up Through Deep Earth

Numerical modeling of sediment subducted beneath North American crust suggests that the sediment may buoyantly rise up through the mantle, l...

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Haiti Struck by 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake
Haiti Struck by 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake

  The US Geological Survey said it's likely that casualties are "high" after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Haiti Satu...

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A Mineral Unknown On Earth Could Be The Most Abundant Mineral On Mars
A Mineral Unknown On Earth Could Be The Most Abundant Mineral On Mars

A mineral unknown on Earth could be the most abundant mineral on Mars, according to a discovery made analyzing the chemical composition of a...

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More Than 1,000 Earthquakes Swarmed Yellowstone Park Last Month
More Than 1,000 Earthquakes Swarmed Yellowstone Park Last Month

  The Earth is rumbling beneath Yellowstone National Park again, with swarms of more than 1,000 earthquakes recorded in the region in July 2...

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