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

Cinnabar ore from Almadén mining district, Spain. Cinnabar (HgS, red mineral) is the dominant ore mineral at the Almadén mine, whereas eleme...

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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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