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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
May 21, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Ancient fossils now reveal that the deep sea may be the origin of many lineages of sea creatures found closer to the surface, such as a number of sea stars, sea urchins and snails.
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