Gravity Is Still Shaping Earth's Surface From Deep Within, New Study Finds
Gravity Is Still Shaping Earth's Surface From Deep Within, New Study Finds

A map of Earth's 'geoid'. The shape the planet would take under the influence of gravity if there were no winds and tides. (ESA/...

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Rhodochrosite: Manganese Carbonate Mineral
Rhodochrosite: Manganese Carbonate Mineral

Stunning Rhodochrosite stalactite from Capillitas Mine, Andalgalá, Catamarca, Argentina Credit: Argentina Minerals Rhodochrosite is a manga...

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Scientists Solve Mystery When California’s Iconic Yosemite Valley Formed
Scientists Solve Mystery When California’s Iconic Yosemite Valley Formed

  First-time visitors to Yosemite Valley gape in awe at the sheer granite wall of El Capitan and the neatly sliced face of Half Dome, aware,...

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Magma Activity Found Beneath Alaska’s Mount Edgecumbe
Magma Activity Found Beneath Alaska’s Mount Edgecumbe

Mt. Edgecumbe photographed from the air (Photo by Max Kaufman/USGS)   Magma beneath long-dormant Mount Edgecumbe volcano in Southeast Alaska...

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Dinosaur ‘Mummies’ Might Not Be As Unusual As We Think
Dinosaur ‘Mummies’ Might Not Be As Unusual As We Think

Edmontosaurus . Credit:  Natee Puttapipat, CC-BY   The term “mummy” is often used to describe dinosaur fossils with fossilized skin. It is c...

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35-Million-Year-Old Amber Found To Contain An Unknown Group Of Insects
35-Million-Year-Old Amber Found To Contain An Unknown Group Of Insects

The male Calliarcys antiquus preserved in Eocene Baltic amber. Image credit: R Godunko et al,. Scientific Reports,   A drop of ancient amber...

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Emergence of Land Plants Altered Composition of Earth’s Continental Crust
Emergence of Land Plants Altered Composition of Earth’s Continental Crust

Schematic model of fluvial systems both before and after the development of land plants: before the Devonian period, minimal land plants, ra...

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New Field of Research: Crystal Traces in Fossil Leaves
New Field of Research: Crystal Traces in Fossil Leaves

Busycon fossil snail shell geode lined with yellowish calcite crystals from the Quaternary of Florida, USA. Photo: James St. John   In fossi...

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Scientists Find Evidence of "Ocean" Hundreds of Miles Below Earth's Surface
Scientists Find Evidence of "Ocean" Hundreds of Miles Below Earth's Surface

Cross section of the planet Earth ( Pearson et al,). Credit image: Kathy Mather.   Researchers say they've found new evidence of an &quo...

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Remarkable 380-Million-Year-Old Heart Discovered
Remarkable 380-Million-Year-Old Heart Discovered

The Gogo Fish Fossil Where the 380-million-year-old, 3d Preserved Heart Was Discovered by Researchers. Pictured at the Wa Museum. Credit: Ya...

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