Here are some obscure substances that we couldn't do without.
They might not combine with other elements, but noble gases are always on the move. Continue reading →
There are a lot more minerals than we know about, thanks to Earth's biological diversity Continue reading →
The second known natural quasicrystal was found inside a meteorite that crashed to Earth in Russia.
Sparks are said to fly when people are in love, and now science proves this literally happens when an egg and sperm hit it off.
Geoengineering advocates say it's time to look at the carbon-absorbing ability of the mineral olivine. But critics say it might do more harm than good. Continue reading →
The mineral, hematite, is formed when another mineral, magnetite, is exposed to Mars’ atmosphere and water. Continue reading →
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.
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