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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...

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