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 ‘Lulo Rose’, a 170-carat pink diamond discovered at the Lulo mine in Angola's diamond-rich northeast region. Photograph: Lucapa D...

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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

Malachite is an example of a mineral that formed after life created atmospheric oxygen about 2.5 billion years ago. They are among hundreds ...

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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

The "egg-laying" cliff in Sandu, Guizhou province, A rural and small Chinese village has been in the media spotlight because of a ...

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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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