Composition of Earth’s mantle revisited Composition of Earth’s mantle revisited

Research published last week in Science suggested that the makeup of the Earth's lower mantl...

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Yellowstone supereruption would send ash across North America Yellowstone supereruption would send ash across North America

An aerial flight over Yellowstone’s Midway Geyser Basin in 2004 shows Grand Prismatic Spring and ...

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Paleontologists describe a possible dinosaur nest and young 'babysitter' Paleontologists describe a possible dinosaur nest and young 'babysitter'

The remains of 25 dinosaurs were found in a single rock slab from northeastern China. Credit: Ima...

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Pacific plate shrinking as it cools Pacific plate shrinking as it cools

A map produced by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Rice University shows predict...

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Nanodiamonds are forever "A comet collision with Earth played a major role in the extinction" Nanodiamonds are forever "A comet collision with Earth played a major role in the extinction"

A transmission electron microscopy image of an unusually large, multiply twinned n-diamond or fl...

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World's tectonic plate movement mapped World's tectonic plate movement mapped

The boundaries of the tectonic plates in the Earths crust, responsible for earthquakes and volca...

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Composition of Earth's mantle revisited Composition of Earth's mantle revisited

Earth (stock image). Though humans haven't yet managed to drill further than seven and a half...

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Animals first flex their muscles " A new fossil discovery " Animals first flex their muscles " A new fossil discovery "

H. quadriformis Credit: Martin Brasier A new fossil discovery identifies the earliest evidence ...

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Natural methane seepage on U.S. Atlantic ocean margin widespread Natural methane seepage on U.S. Atlantic ocean margin widespread

Map of the northern U.S. Atlantic margin showing the locations of newly-discovered methane seeps ...

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