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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.
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.
Jun 12, 2014 03:40 PM ET // Joseph Castro, Contributor
Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite.
Jun 4, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Joseph Castro, Contributor
The new substance will forever remain in Earth's rock record, researchers say.
May 1, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Mars rover has drilled into its third Mars rock, exposing pristine material that will help scientists better understand the past habitability of the red planet.
Oct 15, 2013 02:20 PM ET // Douglas Main, LiveScience Staff Writer
A blood-engorged mosquito fossil is the first of its kind ever found in a shale rock, as opposed to amber.
Oct 10, 2013 12:15 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have detected exoplanets that orbit so close to their host stars that rock would vaporize and possibly condense in the atmosphere to create a very alien 'rock snow' flurry.
Sep 26, 2013 06:15 AM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Oxygen may have filled Earth's atmosphere hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought.