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Rainbow Aura Peacock Quartz Crystal Cluster from Arkansas

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Planetary missions are expensive to start with and risky to execute at every point thereafter. So it’s no wonder mission planners seek to minimize danger. For 12 years NASA’s robotic explorer ...

Pteropurpura plorator

Homalocantha Anatomica

Santa may have to outsource: his unlicensed sweatshop is built on thin ice and temperatures are rising. This year will probably end up being the hottest in the modern climate record. Nowhere is ...

First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

To scientists' delight, the incredible appendage from 99 million years ago is covered in feathers.

Scientists working in the Hukawng Valley in northern Myanmar have found something very special in a fragment of Cretaceous amber. The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved...