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Up to 2% of Earth’s oldest mantle is made of diamond

There may be more than a quadrillion tons of diamond hidden in the Earth’s interior, according to a new study from MIT and other...

Fossil pigments reveal the colors of ancient sea monsters

Unique finds of original pigment in fossilised skin from three multi-million-year old marine reptiles attract considerable attention from the scientific community. The pigment reveals...

Forget fire, flood and sharks: Riptides are the real killer

Rip currents claim more lives in Australia on average each year than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined, UNSW research shows. Rip currents are the...

Researchers use CT, 3D printers to recreate fossils

Data from computed tomography (CT) scans can be used with three-dimensional (3-D) printers to make accurate copies of fossilized bones, according to new research...

Buried leaves reveal precolonial eastern forests and guide stream restoration

Sediment behind milldams in Pennsylvania preserved leaves deposited just before European contact that provide a glimpse of the ancient forests, according to a team...

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