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Oct 15, 2014 09:30 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
With several faults slicing through the San Francisco Bay Area, forecasting the next deadly earthquake becomes a question of when and where, not if.
Sep 29, 2014 01:45 PM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
A prehistoric catastrophe may explain how the curious Tava sandstone in the Rocky Mountains may its way into much older granite rock.
Sep 25, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
Dust from the Sahara blows minerals from fish fossils across the Atlantic and helps plants grow in the Amazon rainforest.
Sep 5, 2014 09:20 AM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world.
Aug 13, 2014 11:20 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
After serving nearly 30 years as a doorstop for a nuclear physicist, a hunk of petrified wood has finally been recognized as a one-of-a-kind find.
Jul 21, 2014 11:20 AM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
The bewildering shapes apparently owe their origin in large part to how rock can strengthen when squashed from above.
Jul 15, 2014 03:30 PM ET // Megan Gannon, Live Science News Editor
More than 18 dinosaur skeletons illegally taken from Mongolia were formally returned to their homeland during a ceremony in New York last week, U.S. authorities announced.
Jun 17, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor
Scientists for the first time have gotten a glimpse of an elusive mineral, inside a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite, and have named it bridgmanite.
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