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Japanese scientists land on newly formed volcanic island

Japanese scientists are getting an up-close lesson on how volcanic islands are formed. Last week, they landed on Nishinoshima, which was just a rocky outcropping...

World’s biggest Fluorite “Pearl” found in China

Weighing six tons and standing 5ft tall, this luminous pearl may be hard to shift physically speaking – but even with a mammoth £88million...

Largest black opal in the world

The largest black opal weighs 11,340.95 carats (2,268.19 grams; 80 oz) and measures 2,450 x 1,460 x 527 mm (96.45 x 57.48 x 20.74...

First discovery a new extinct carnivorous marsupial

  A new species of extinct flesh-eating marsupial that terrorised Australia's drying forests about 5 million years ago has been identified from a fossil discovered...

Five bizarre fossil discoveries that got scientists excited

From trilobites to tyrannosaurs, most fossils are of creatures with hard shells or bones. These materials don't easily biodegrade and sediment has time to...

Scientists discover elusive secret of how continents formed

An international research team, led by a Virginia Tech geoscientist, has revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion...

Deep ocean a source of dissolved iron in Central Pacific

A new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) points to the deep ocean as a major source of dissolved...

X-rays unlock secrets of ancient scrolls buried by volcano

Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the...

New sulfate-breathing species discovered beneath ocean crust

Two miles below the surface of the ocean, researchers have discovered new microbes that "breathe" sulfate. The microbes, which have yet to be classified and...

Rare Mineral found in a Wisconsin Crater

Scientists have discovered one of the rarest minerals on Earth in a Wisconsin impact crater. Aaron Cavosie of the University of Puerto Rico, and member...

Significant Rare Earth Element Claim Discovery in Peru Reported

RioSol SAC LLC and Compania Minera Rio Sol SAC ("RioSol" or "The Company") on Dec. 30, 2014 announced a significant rare earth element and...

Ancient, hydrogen-rich waters discovered deep underground at locations around the world

A team of scientists, led by the University of Toronto's Barbara Sherwood Lollar, has mapped the location of hydrogen-rich waters found trapped kilometres beneath...

Innovative Stone Age tools were not African invention, say researchers

A new discovery of thousands of Stone Age tools has provided a major insight into human innovation 325,000 years ago and how early technological...

Star Trekish, rafting scientists make bold discovery on Fraser River

A Simon Fraser University-led team behind a new discovery has “…had the vision to go, like Star Trek, where no one has gone before:...

Putnisite: New Mineral Discovered in Australia

The new mineral is named putnisite after Drs Christine and Andrew Putnis from the University of Münster, Germany, for their outstanding contributions to mineralogy. Putnisite...

Discovery of 1,800-Year-Old ‘Rosetta Stone’ for Tropical Ice Cores

Two annually dated ice cores drawn from the tropical Peruvian Andes reveal Earth's tropical climate history in unprecedented detail -- year by year, for...

Scientists Discover ‘Lubricant’ for Earth’s Tectonic Plates

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have found a layer of liquefied molten rock in Earth's mantle that may be...

New Kind of Metal in the Deep Earth

The crushing pressures and intense temperatures in Earth's deep interior squeeze atoms and electrons so closely together that they interact very differently. With depth...

Possible Trigger for Volcanic ‘Super-Eruptions’ Discovered

The "super-eruption" of a major volcanic system occurs about every 100,000 years and is considered one of the most catastrophic natural events on Earth,...

Tenerife Geology Discovery Is Among ‘World’s Best’

Volcanologists from the University of Leicester have uncovered one of the world's best-preserved accessible examples of a monstrous landslide that followed a huge volcanic...

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