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Apr 17, 2014 10:11 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
New research into the height of a very remote Andean plateau reveals just the latest surprise from the Earth's second-greatest mountain belt.
Apr 17, 2014 09:17 AM ET // Tim Wall
The 217.78 gram (7.68 oz.) nugget is a single, intact gold crystal.
Apr 16, 2014 09:41 AM ET // Paul Gabrielsen
A new method extracts high-tech metals from common seafloor ores.
Apr 11, 2014 04:29 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
New work shows how the highest mountain range in the world is not so much a tectonic train wreck as a shuffled pile of crumbly crustal dominoes.
Apr 7, 2014 06:30 PM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
An extinct arthropod, Fuxianhuia protensa, from the Cambrian period, had a sophisticated heart and blood vessel system.
Apr 7, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Paul Gabrielsen
A neutrally buoyant layer may be floating between two layers deep in the Earth.
Feb 23, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
A zircon crystal from Western Australia moves the date Earth's first solid crust began to cool from 600 million years ago to 100 million years ago.
Feb 4, 2014 09:40 AM ET // Amanda Onion
A complex interaction between lava and water, rather than a battle between mythical trolls, is responsible for unusual basalt pillars in Iceland.
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