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New research into the height of a very remote Andean plateau reveals just the latest surprise from the Earth's second-greatest mountain belt.
The 217.78 gram (7.68 oz.) nugget is a single, intact gold crystal.
A new method extracts high-tech metals from common seafloor ores.
The tweets of Puerto Rico's unofficial mascot, the common coqui frog, became higher pitched during the past two decades, while the animals grew shorter. Continue reading →
Geographic features responsible for biodiversity also shape human languages.
The potent greenhouse gas methane is spewing from Pennsylvanian natural gas wells during the drilling that precedes fracking.
A new book pays tribute to Ansel Adams and the wilderness area in California that is named for him.
In a new image taken from orbit, the Grand Canyon is visible slicing through the Kaibab Plateau.
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