Welcome, fellow geo-nerds! Geology (along with mineralogy and paleontology) are fascinating, there’s no end to the amazing things that Mother Earth comes up with. This page shared reports about some of the exciting new geological discoveries and events that are in the news. This list is updated periodically, so check back for more browsing fun.
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6/21/22 How the Earth's Mantle Sends Water Up Toward the Surface
6/15/22 Re-imagining Megalodon
6/21/22 How the Earth's Mantle Sends Water Up Toward the Surface6/13/22 First Dinosaur Belly Button Discovered in Fossil From China
6/8/22 Five Places to See Trilobites in the United States
5/27/22 Scientists Map Yellowstone’s Underground ‘Plumbing’
5/25/22 Paleontologists Find Biggest Pterosaur Species Ever Unearthed in South America
5/24/22 This 12,000-Year-Old Wyoming Quarry Could Be North America's Oldest Mine | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine
5/19/22 Minerals Used in Kitty Litter Could Help Fight Climate Change
5/18/22 The biggest living thing on Earth is being nibbled to death. Can it be saved?
5/9/22 Earth Is Running Out of Sand, Spurring a Cutthroat Black Market
5/6/22 Unique Agates on a Panamanian Island Reveal Submarine Volcanic Activity
5/4/22 An Ancient 'Harbor' Was Actually a Sacred Pool Designed for Scanning the Stars
4/19/22 Devastating Ice Age Floods That Occurred in the Pacific Northwest Fascinate Scientists
4/19/22 More Than 50 Billion Tons of Topsoil Have Eroded in the Midwest
4/28/22 World's largest blue diamond to come to auction has sold for $57.5 million
4/21/22 Europa's Icy Shell May Be Habitable for Life
4/18/22 Iconic Portraits and Tiaras Tell the Stories of Britain's Indomitable Queens
4/12/22 Black Lights Turn This North Carolina Mine Into a Psychedelic Wonderland
4/11/22 The Tyrannosaurus Rex Has a Damn Good Reason for Its Puny Arms
Hint: It has to do with its massive, bone-crushing jaws.
3/25/22 The True Story of the Koh-i-noor Diamond - and why the British won't give it back
3/24/22 New clues reveal the devastation the day the dinosaurs died
Unusual traces found in Texas show what happened when the Chicxulub asteroid vaporized a thick bed of rock, unleashing superheated gas that kicked off a calamitous period of climate changes.
3/15/22 Paleontologists Uncover the Oldest Sabertoothed Predator
3/11/22 Did Ancient Nomads Seize Control of a Roman Emerald Mine in Egypt?
3/4/22 Fossils Help Scientists Identify a "Lost" Continent
2/18/22 Record Breaking Rogue Wave ...
2/15/22 Meet Dolly, the First Dinosaur Discovered With a Case of the Sniffles
2/14/22 Five Functions of Diamonds Beyond Rings
2/10/22 Why Smuggled Fossils Are Hurting Paleontology
2/7/22 Five Fascinating Ice Age Finds Discovered in Yukon Permafrost
2/2/22 Construction Trucks May Have Damaged 112-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tracks
1/21/22 A Huge Black Diamond, Purportedly From Outer Space, Is Now Up for Sale
1/18/22 Why the Eruption in Tonga Was a 'Once-in-a-Millennium' Event for the Volcano
01/16/22 How the Tonga volcano generated a shock wave around the world
12/23/21 This Ancient, Nine-Foot-Long, 100-Pound Millipede Could Be the Largest Invertebrate to Ever Live
01/04/22 This Metal-Rich, Potato-Shaped Asteroid Could Be Worth $10 Quintillion
01/12/22 Naturalists Accidentally Discover Britain's Largest Ever, Near-Complete Marine Reptile Fossil
12/16/21 How Turquoise Replaced Emeralds in This Royal Diadem
01/11/22 Get to Know the Geologist Collecting Antarctic Meteorites
01/12/22 East Africa's Oldest Modern Human Fossil Is Way Older Than Previously Thought
12/06/21 Volcanic Eruptions Helped the Ancestral Puebloan Culture Flourish
11/19/21 In 19th-Century New England, This Amateur Geologist Created Her Own Cabinet of Curiosities
11/18/21 Earliest Evidence of Mercury Poisoning in Humans Found in 5,000-Year-Old Bones
11/16/21 From Deep Within Earth's Mantle, This Never-Before-Seen Mineral Hitched a Ride to the Surface in a Diamond
11/25/19 How Scientists Resolved the Mystery of the Devil's Corkscrews
11/12/21 How Pearls Obtain Their Remarkable Symmetry
11/11/21 A 300-Million-Year-Old Fossil Discovered in Utah Could Be a New Species