The Fireball That Killed the Dinosaurs Could Help Us Find Life on Other Planets
The Chicxulub crater is providing new clues about how life may have begun on Earth about 4 billion years ago—and point us towards how and where we can look for life across the universe.... READ ON
The Mystery Behind Minnesota’s Devil’s Kettle Waterfall Has Been Solved
Hydrologists have figured out where all that water has been going.... READ ON
What's Inside the Deepest Hole in the World?
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What Is the Difference Between a Crevice and a Crevasse?
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Scientists Find Evidence of Earth’s Oldest Life
These life forms existed 3.77 to potentially 4.3 billion years ago.... READ ON
Siberia’s "Door to the Underworld" Is Growing
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5 Extinctions That Wiped Much of Life off Planet Earth
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Understanding the Faint Young Sun Paradox
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10 of the World’s Rarest Gemstones
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Massive Meteorite Fragment Unearthed in Argentina
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Zinc Mine Museum Set to Open in Norway's Allmannajuvet Gorge
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15 Blissfully Cool Facts About Ice
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Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Study: The First Americans Didn't Arrive by the Bering Land Bridge
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Northern Michigan Festival Pays Homage to the Humble Puddingstone
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Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Have Scientists Found Evidence of the Great Flood of China?
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What It’s Like to Work As a Volcanologist
Researchers routinely face risky conditions out in the field in order to collect data on these "magnificent beasts."... READ ON

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