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How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocks

It's true—some rocks can float on water for years at a time. And now scientists know how they do it, and what causes them...

Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures

A new University of Washington study shows that the textbook understanding of global chemical weathering—in which rocks are dissolved, washed down rivers and eventually...

Types of Rocks

Geologists classify rocks into three major groups: igneous rock, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock. Metamorphic Rock forms from other rocks that are changed by...

Earth Sciences student research on metamorphic rock in North China

Miss Jessie Kwan Long-ching, a year-4 undergraduate student in the Department of Earth Sciences, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has just published a...

Between a rock and a hard place: Biologists unearth sandstone-excavating bees

In the popular nursery story The Three Little Pigs, the prudent porker who builds his house of brick is chided by his pals, who...

Scientists study how to print rocks in 3-D

A new 3-D printing technique being developed at Stanford could one day allow scientists to study rocks from afar, without needing to have actual...

Lasers melt rocks to reveal development of super-Earths and how giant...

New experiments provide insight into how Earth-type planets form when giant asteroids or planetesimals collide and how the interiors of such planets develop. Researchers...

Rocks chart Earth’s recovery from extinction

Scientists have shed light on why life on Earth took millions of years to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time. The study...

Oldest rocks in Australia unlock secrets of the atmosphere

Research into micro-meteorites, meteorites smaller than 2 millimeters, found in Western Australia have shed new light on the make-up of the ancient Earth's atmosphere. The...

Giant Blobs of Rock, Deep Inside the Earth, Hold Important Clues...

Two massive blob-like structures lie deep within Earth, roughly on opposite sides of the planet. The two structures, each the size of a continent...

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