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Snow and sand erosion explained

Scientists at EPFL and SLF describe with precision how snow and sand surfaces erode when exposed to wind. Their description can contribute to better...

Hvítserkur

Hvítserkur is a 15 m high basalt stack along the eastern shore of the Vatnsnes peninsula, in northwest Iceland. The rock has two holes at...

Study of microbes reveals new insight about Earth’s geology, carbon cycles

Tiny microbes play a big role in cycling carbon and other key elements through our air, water, soil and sediment. Not only do microbes...

Where’s the center of North America? Geographer’s new method finds a...

Where is the geographic center of a state, country or a continent? It's a question fraught with uncertainty. Do you include water in your calculation?...

Biggest Stone Ball in Europe just Discovered in Bosnia

A 10-foot-wide, stone ball recently discovered in a Bosnia forest is touching off a hot debate in academic circles: Was it created by Mother...

Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US

Emerald Hollow Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina Find glittering, gorgeous emeralds in Hiddenite, only about an hour’s drive from Winston-Salem, NC. The Emerald Hollow Mine is...

New study describes 200 million years of geological evolution

200 million years of geological evolution of a fault in Earth's crust has recently been dated. Published in Nature Communications, these new findings may...

“Argyle Pink Jubilee” Largest Pink Diamond in Australia

An Australian mining company says it has found a 12.76-carat pink diamond, the largest rough diamond found in the country. The rare diamond was found...

“Bahia Emerald” World’s Largest Emerald

Weight: 341 kg Carats: Containing more than 180,000 carats Location: Mine in Bahia, Brazil Date: 2001 The 341 kg Bahia Emerald is one of the largest pieces of...

“Teodora” World’s Largest Emerald is Fake !!

The world's largest cut emerald is set to go up for auction - and is expected to fetch $1.15million. The 57,500-carat stone, which is the...

Biggest, Deepest and Devastating Sinkholes around the World

Qattara Depression, Egypt The Qattara Depression is a depression in the north west of Egypt in the Matruh Governorate and is part of the Western...

Cliff erosion rates in Sussex have accelerated ten-fold in the past...

The erosion rates of cliffs along the Sussex coast have rapidly sped up in the last 200 years, a new study has found. The research...

Crystal Mountain, Egypt

The Crystal Mountain is situated between the Baharyia Oasis and the Farafra Oasis, in the White Desert's North. Despite its name, the Crystal Mountain...

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...

Psychedelic Salt Mine, Russia

Hundreds of feet below a Russian city is an abandoned salt mine which might as well be the inside of a rave. The walls are...

The world’s newest island

A new island has been formed in the South Pacific after the eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga. Images have emerged of the island's...

Caño Cristales, Colombia

Caño Cristales is a Colombian river located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta. It's a tributary of the Guayabero River. The...

Deep down fracking wells, microbial communities thrive

Microbes have a remarkable ability to adapt to the extreme conditions in fracking wells, according to a study published in the October issue of...

Valley of Balls

The Mangystau region of Kazakhstan, near the borders of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, is a huge, empty place. In total, it covers 165,600 square kilometers...

Research provides understanding about expansion and contraction of the tropical rain...

The journal Scientific Reports just published research by Cornell College Professor of Geology Rhawn Denniston. The research focuses on the summer rains of Australia and...

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