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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.
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.
An extinct arthropod, Fuxianhuia protensa, from the Cambrian period, had a sophisticated heart and blood vessel system.
A neutrally buoyant layer may be floating between two layers deep in the Earth.
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.
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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