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.
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.
Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite.
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