New fossil evidence supports theory that first mass extinction engineered by early animals New fossil evidence supports theory that first mass extinction engineered by early animals

Fossils from Zaris site in Namibia: left, the discs are fossil remains of the holdfast structures...

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Earth's mantle appears to have a driving role in plate tectonics Earth's mantle appears to have a driving role in plate tectonics

Tomographic image of Endeavor Ridge, where seismic P waves found mantle magma pooled (red) at hot...

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Researchers scan most complete heterodontosaurus skeleton ever found Researchers scan most complete heterodontosaurus skeleton ever found

Skull of the Heterodontosaurus tucki dinosaur. Credit: ESRF/P. Jayet The ESRF had an extraordin...

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Transformations to granular zircon revealed: Meteor Crater, Arizona Transformations to granular zircon revealed: Meteor Crater, Arizona

Meteor Crater, Arizona, USA. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/National Map Seamless Server. Havin...

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Keep a lid on it: Geologists probe geological carbon storage Keep a lid on it: Geologists probe geological carbon storage

An outcrop of the Carmel Formation near Interstate-70 in the San Rafael Swell in southeastern Uta...

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Tooth wear sheds light on the feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives Tooth wear sheds light on the feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives

Interpretive illustration of proboscidean feeding ecology in the Late Pleistocene of southern Chi...

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Cancer on a Paleo-diet? Ask someone who lived 1.7 million years ago Cancer on a Paleo-diet? Ask someone who lived 1.7 million years ago

Volume rendered image of the external morphology of the foot bone shows the extent of expansion ...

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10 Biggest Earthquakes in History 10 Biggest Earthquakes in History

Listed below are all known earthquakes measured or estimated to have a magnitude of 8.5 or above ...

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Ancient temples in the Himalaya reveal signs of past earthquakes Ancient temples in the Himalaya reveal signs of past earthquakes

Damaged and clamped pillar at Lakshi Narayan temple, Chamba, India. Damage likely to have occurre...

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