The Australian Diamonds That No One Can See
The Australian Diamonds That No One Can See

Image from:  Star Diamond Corp Researchers working at the Clarke River Fault, west of Paluma in north Queensland, found the first metamorphi...

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The Largest Pink Diamond in 300 Years Has Just Been Unearthed
The Largest Pink Diamond in 300 Years Has Just Been Unearthed

The Largest Pink Diamond in 300 Years Has Just Been Unearthed. The ‘Lulo Rose’, a 170-carat pink diamond discovered at the Lulo mine in An...

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Study Details The Origins And Diversity Of Every Known Mineral On Earth
Study Details The Origins And Diversity Of Every Known Mineral On Earth

Study Details The Origins And Diversity Of Every Known Mineral On Earth. Malachite is an example of a mineral that formed after life created...

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Mysterious Seafloor Holes Stump Ocean Scientists
Mysterious Seafloor Holes Stump Ocean Scientists

NOAA's ocean explorers spotted these regular, perforation-like holes in the seafloor. . Photo: NOAA Scientists have discovered a series ...

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China’s Mysterious Egg-Laying Mountain That Spews Out Stone Eggs
China’s Mysterious Egg-Laying Mountain That Spews Out Stone Eggs

China’s Mysterious Egg-Laying Mountain That Spews Out Stone Eggs The "egg-laying" cliff in Sandu, Guizhou province, A rural and sm...

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A Wasp, Flower, And Fly Trapped in Amber Reveal 30-Million-Year Old Microcosm
A Wasp, Flower, And Fly Trapped in Amber Reveal 30-Million-Year Old Microcosm

The flower next to the wasp is preserved in amber. (George Poinar, Jr., Historical Biology) A newly-discovered plant, a recently-discovered ...

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Unique Titanosaur Egg-Inside-Egg Found in India
Unique Titanosaur Egg-Inside-Egg Found in India

  Ovum-in-ovo was thought to be unique to birds. Credit: H Dhiman et al, Scientific Reports  Fossilized Egg Inside An Egg Is A First For Din...

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A 4-Billion-Year-Old Piece of Earth's Crust Has Been Identified Beneath Australia
A 4-Billion-Year-Old Piece of Earth's Crust Has Been Identified Beneath Australia

Close up of a clay wall. Image: Martins Krastins ©   Scientists can use various clues to figure out what's under Earth's surface wit...

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Tiny Gemstones Show When Earth's Crust First Started Moving
Tiny Gemstones Show When Earth's Crust First Started Moving

Cognac-colored Crystal of Zircon Perched on a Sugary, Tan Matrix of Calcite. Locality: Gilgit, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan Pho...

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30-Million-Year-Old Baltic Amber Reveals Lacewing That Looks Like Mantis
30-Million-Year-Old Baltic Amber Reveals Lacewing That Looks Like Mantis

The fossil in amber. (Viktor Baranov)   The study of a 30-million-year-old block of amber has revealed a lacewing fossil – not in the usual ...

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