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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.
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.
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