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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.
Jun 4, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Joseph Castro, LiveScience.com Contributor
The new substance will forever remain in Earth's rock record, researchers say.
May 30, 2014 11:00 AM ET // Richard Farrell
Four-billion-year-old sample suggests modern-day Iceland is our best bet for an example of how Earth's continents first formed.
May 29, 2014 11:45 AM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Scientists discovered dozens of well-preserved ichthyosaur skeletons in the vicinity of the Tyndall Glacier in the Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile.
May 28, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
What were thought to be some of the oldest traces of life on Earth may not have been caused by life at all, new research suggests
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