100 Million-Year-Old Plesiosaur Skeleton Found in Australia
100 Million-Year-Old Plesiosaur Skeleton Found in Australia

100 Million-Year-Old Plesiosaur Skeleton Found in Australia. The skull of the 100 million-year-old plesiosaur found in Queensland, Australia...

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Ancestors of 'Veggie' Dinosaurs Actually Feasted on Meat
Ancestors of 'Veggie' Dinosaurs Actually Feasted on Meat

Ancestors of 'Veggie' Dinosaurs Actually Feasted on Meat Photo Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz A comprehensive new study has examined ...

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Earth's North Magnetic Pole Is Heading Towards Siberia
Earth's North Magnetic Pole Is Heading Towards Siberia

Earth's North Magnetic Pole Is Heading Towards Siberia. A new map shows declination and dip pole locations around the northern hemispher...

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Fossilized Cockroach Sperm Found Preserved In 30 Million-Year-Old Amber
Fossilized Cockroach Sperm Found Preserved In 30 Million-Year-Old Amber

Fossilized Cockroach Sperm Found Preserved In 30 Million-Year-Old Amber. Supella domincana. Image Credit: George Poinar Jr Fossilized cockro...

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Rainbow Lattice Sunstone
Rainbow Lattice Sunstone

Rainbow Lattice Sunstone This phenomenal gem is filled with gorgeous iridescent inclusions that look like confetti! Rainbow lattice feldspa...

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Ancient ‘Cooked Bone Mystery’ That’s 300 Million Years Old Finally Solved
Ancient ‘Cooked Bone Mystery’ That’s 300 Million Years Old Finally Solved

Ancient ‘Cooked Bone Mystery’ That’s 300 Million Years Old Finally Solved. A tetrapod called Keraterpeton galvani from the Jarrow Assemblage...

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Minnesota Couple Unearths 1.9 Carat Diamond at Arkansas State Park
Minnesota Couple Unearths 1.9 Carat Diamond at Arkansas State Park

The 1.90-carat diamond found by the Ericksons. Photo: Arkansas State Parks   A Minnesota couple vacationing for their 10th anniversary found...

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The Biggest Mercury Concentration in the World
The Biggest Mercury Concentration in the World

The Biggest Mercury Concentration in the World. Cinnabar ore from Almadén mining district, Spain. Cinnabar (HgS, red mineral) is the dominan...

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Study: Yellowstone Magma Much Bigger Than Thought
Study: Yellowstone Magma Much Bigger Than Thought

  The Yellowstone supervolcano in northwest Wyoming isn't just one of the most fascinating places on Earth, it's potentially one of ...

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Howardite: Rattlesnake Jasper
Howardite: Rattlesnake Jasper

Red Howardite from Nevada. Photo: SilverHill Lapidary/Jeffrey Hill Howardite is an Opalised silicate with a distinctive interwoven and bande...

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Extra Hard Space Diamonds May Have Formed in an Ancient Cosmic Collision
Extra Hard Space Diamonds May Have Formed in an Ancient Cosmic Collision

Folded Lonsdaleite, Purple, With Diamond in Green-yellow   A “folded diamond” doesn’t sound entirely plausible. But that’s exactly what we’v...

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Scientists Discover Two ‘Alien’ Minerals In Meteorite
Scientists Discover Two ‘Alien’ Minerals In Meteorite

A slice of the El Ali meteorite, now housed in the University of Alberta’s Meteorite Collection, contains two minerals never before seen on ...

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Tiny Bubbles of an Ancient Ocean Found Trapped Inside Rocks in New York
Tiny Bubbles of an Ancient Ocean Found Trapped Inside Rocks in New York

Ancient seawater pockets trapped in an iron pyrite framboid. (Daniel Gregory, University of Toronto/Cortland Johnson, Pacific Northwest Nati...

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Ancient Swamp Was Sex Death Trap for Hundreds of Frogs
Ancient Swamp Was Sex Death Trap for Hundreds of Frogs

The skeleton of a frog that likely died after mating, and broke in half in water currents. (Photo: D. Falk) If you want to lure a bunch of p...

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Oldest Army Ant Found in 35-Million-Year-Old Baltic Amber
Oldest Army Ant Found in 35-Million-Year-Old Baltic Amber

Oldest army ant on record. Image Credit: Sosiak et al., Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; © President and Fellows of Harvar...

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Workers Dug Into A Nest Of Dinosaur Eggs 80 Million Years Old
Workers Dug Into A Nest Of Dinosaur Eggs 80 Million Years Old

Fossilized dinosaur eggs found in Wuning county, East China's Jiangxi Province Photo: Courtesy of Wuning County Museum Many fossils of d...

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Mass Extinctions May Have Been Driven by the Evolution of Tree Roots
Mass Extinctions May Have Been Driven by the Evolution of Tree Roots

Mass Extinctions May Have Been Driven by the Evolution of Tree Roots. Fossilized tree roots in limestone blocks A series of mass extinctions...

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Crystals That Generate Electricity From Heat
Crystals That Generate Electricity From Heat

  A synthetic sulfide mineral with thermoelectric properties. In the effort to efficiently convert heat into electricity, easily accessible ...

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