Earliest Evidence Of Plate Tectonics Found In 3.8-Billion-Year-Old Crystals
Earliest Evidence Of Plate Tectonics Found In 3.8-Billion-Year-Old Crystals

Cross-section of Earth's crust to explain subduction and plate tectonics. GETTY   A handful of ancient zircon crystals found in South Af...

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Ancient Spider Reveals a Secret Glow That Sustained It For Eternity
Ancient Spider Reveals a Secret Glow That Sustained It For Eternity

Fossilized spider from the Aix-en-Provence Formation in France seen in hand sample overlain with fluorescent microscopy image of the same fo...

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Scientists Confirm Discovery of ‘Hottest Rock on Earth’
Scientists Confirm Discovery of ‘Hottest Rock on Earth’

A sample of glass that recorded at 2,370 degrees Celsius. Photo credit: Gavin Tolometti. Cubic zirconia from the 28-km- (17.4-mile) wide Mis...

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Oldest Microfossils On Earth Found In Canada
Oldest Microfossils On Earth Found In Canada

Iron-rich chert from the Nuvvuagittuq Supracrustal Belt, Québec, Canada. Likely the red coloration PHOTO:  DOMINIC PAPINEAU   Diverse microb...

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Paleontologists Find Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Fossils From the Day of the Asteroid Impact
Paleontologists Find Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Fossils From the Day of the Asteroid Impact

Behind the scenes. Ian Kellett on location in Tanis filming the Triceratops skin whilst still in the ground. /BBC   Scientists believe they ...

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Perfectly Preserved 310-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Brain Found
Perfectly Preserved 310-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Brain Found

(A) Specimen of the fossil horseshoe crab Euproops danae from Mazon Creek, Illinois, USA, preserved with its brain intact. (B) Close-up of b...

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