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Did Early Earth Collide With Dark Matter? 500 Million-Year-Old Minerals Could Hold Key To Ancient Encounter

Ancient minerals buried underground could bear scars of early collisions with dark matter. Minerals such as halite and zabuyelite could serve as natural dark matter detectors, scientists said.

Earth/Environment July 11, 2018

Most Commonly Consumed Vitamins, Mineral Supplements May Not Prevent Heart Attacks, Premature Death

Vitamin D, calcium, vitamin C, and multivitamins do not have consistent benefits in preventing heart disease, stroke, and premature death. What supplements reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Evidence Of Water In Earth's Deep Mantle Found Inside Diamonds: What This Could Mean

What makes the discovery of Ice VII inside a diamond so important? It could help us understand the way the Earth really works from the inside.

Earth/Environment March 10, 2018

This Super-Deep Diamond Reveals How The Earth's Layers Work

A tiny diamond extracted from the Cullinan Mine in South Africa contains a chunk of rare mineral from 700 kilometers below the surface. It has never been seen above the ground until recently.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2018

Charles Darwin Is Right: 3.5 Billion-Year-Old Hot Spring Deposits In Australia Show Life Emerged On Land

The ancient Pilbara hot spring deposits in Australia offer the oldest evidence for microbial life on land. Fossils add credence to Charles Darwin's idea of 'warm little pond that suggets life on Earth started on land.

Earth/Environment May 11, 2017

Discovery Of 208 New Man-Made Minerals May Signal New Geological Epoch

A team of scientists discovered 208 new minerals that fundamentally formed because of human activity. In a new study, researchers describe how human activity reshapes the Earth's geological makeup.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

World's Biggest Diamonds Hold Clue About Composition Of Earth's Mantle

Minerals and metals trapped inside the world's biggest and most valuable diamonds reveal the composition of our planet's mantle. What do the inclusions in the rare gemstones tell about the deep Earth?

Earth/Environment December 17, 2016

Mars Colony: NASA's Mining Robot RASSOR To Mine Resources On Red Planet

Building a sustainable human colony on Mars would require the ability to mine resources already available on the Red Planet. NASA's RASSOR mining robot can scoop soil on Mars, which can then be extracted for resources needed to produce commodities.

Space October 5, 2016

Here’s How The Body Disposes Red Blood Cells, Recycles Iron

How does the body get rid of old red blood cells? Researchers have uncovered how and discovered that the actual means goes against what was previously believed.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 20, 2016

Microwave Can Improve Color, Clarity And Luster Of Ruby

Scientists were able to improve the red ruby's color and luster through the use of microwaves. This method is easier than conventional heating treatments.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2016

Iron Supplements May Damage DNA Within 10 Minutes

Iron is an important food supplement especially for those with iron deficiency anemia. However, a new study found that iron may induce DNA damage in just a matter of minutes.

Life February 15, 2016

Why Rare Mineral Fingerite Is Dubbed By Scientists As 'Perfect Storm Of Rarity'

Fingerite is one of the rarest minerals on Earth. Here's why it is often referred to as 'perfect storm of rarity.'

Animals February 15, 2016

These Rare Minerals Make The Earth Different From Moon, Other Planets In The Cosmos

The Earth is not a "special snowflake," but it is distinct and different from the moon and other planets because of its rare minerals. Scientists even found a link between the presence of minerals and the ability to sustain life.

Animals February 14, 2016

China Is Mining This Mongolian Lake To Death For The Sake Of Technology

A lake in Inner Mongolia is now a modern-day moor, filled with toxic waste, thanks to mankind's thirst for consumer gadgets.

Internet Culture September 25, 2015

Too Much Vitamins Ups Risk Of Cancer And Heart Disease

Eating more fruits and vegetables can lower risks of developing cancer but taking more than the necessary amount of vitamin supplements have been found to up odds for cancer and heart disease.

Life April 21, 2015

Curiosity Finds Strange Two-Toned Mineral Ridges On Mars

Curiosity is doing good work exploring Mars, recently discovering a network of two-toned mineral ridges that could enlighten scientists on the Red Planet’s past environment.

Space April 2, 2015

Bridgmanite, Earth's most abundant but elusive mineral, finally being studied

The most abundant mineral in the world, bridgmanite, has never been studied in its natural form - until now.

Animals June 18, 2014

Meet Putnisite, the newest mineral discovered in Western Australia

Meet 'putnisite,' a unique mineral found in a surface outcrop at Polar Bear peninsula in western Australia. It's unusual combination appears unrelated to other minerals.

Animals April 24, 2014

Moon is drier than previously thought: Mineral apatite misleads scientists

Apatite may not be reliable evidence of water on the Moon. So, how did this material form?

Space April 3, 2014

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