Martian rock from Sahara desert unlike others
Scientists are abuzz about a coal-colored rock from Mars that landed in the Sahara desert: A yearlong analysis revealed it's quite different from other Martian meteorites. Not only is it older than most, ...
Nature-inspired advance for treating sensitive teeth
Taking inspiration from Mother Nature, scientists are reporting an advance toward preventing the tooth sensitivity that affects millions of people around the world. Their report on development of the substance, ...
Researchers examine how ore deposits are formed
(Phys.org)—New computer simulations by geologists from ETH Zurich demonstrate how large copper and gold deposits are formed. The enrichment process of these metals follows physical principles that are similar ...
Curiosity rover explores 'Yellowknife Bay'
(Phys.org)—The NASA Mars rover Curiosity this week is driving within a shallow depression called "Yellowknife Bay," providing information to help researchers choose a rock to drill.
Ecuador volcano blasts more hot rock from crater
(AP)—The Tungurahua volcano in central Ecuador keeps spewing gas, ash and red-hot rock, forcing hundreds to evacuate from their homes.
Remains of man in armour found at 'Pompeii of Japan'
The remains of a high-caste man wearing armour who was buried by hot ash—possibly as he tried to calm the wrath of an erupting volcano—have been found in an area known as the "Pompeii of Japan".
Curiosity inspects 'shaler' outcrop on descent to Yellowknife Bay drill target—2D/3D
NASA's Curiosity rover is on the final steps of her descent into a geologist's paradise at an area called 'Yellowknife Bay'.
Asteroid Toutatis tumbles by Earth
While Asteroid 4179 Toutatis was never a threat to hit Earth during its quite-distant pass on Dec. 11-12, astronomers were keeping their instruments and eyes on this space rock to learn more about it, as ...
UK government lifts ban on gas 'fracking'
The British government on Thursday ended the suspension of the controversial shale gas extraction method known as fracking in Britain.
New study suggests Earth's lower mantle penetrated by metallic blobs
Alaska reclaims missing moon rocks since 1973
(AP)—Alaska's moon rocks from the 1969 Apollo 11 mission are back in the 49th state.
Pulverized rocks used to strip CO2 from large emitting plants
Researchers in Quebec are developing a process that would see steel, coal and cement plants as well as oil and gas facilities remove most of the carbon dioxide (CO2) from their emissions through chemical reactions with various ...