Sedimentary rock
Sedimentary rocks are types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water. Sedimentation is the collective name for processes that cause miner...
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These thermal pools in Turkey look out of this world
These thermal pools in Turkey look out of this world! 😱🙌
Miners in Canada came across what is considered to be the best preserved fossil of its kind
One of our favorite stories of the year: Miners in Canada came across what is considered to be the best preserved fossil of its kind. Meet the nodosaur, a plant-eating armored dinosaur....
Pint-Sized Lizards Trapped in Amber Give Clues to Life 100 Million Years Ago
The trove of Cretaceous reptiles includes an early relative of the chameleon—the oldest yet discovered
520-Million-Year-Old Nervous System Found
The crustacean-like animal lived long before the first dinosaurs emerged.
Oldest Nervous System Found In 520-Million-Year-Old Fossil
Fossils of an ancient creature resembling a shrimp with an armored head contain the oldest and best-preserved nervous system ever found, which could help scientists decipher the evolution of nervous s...
The Lowdown On Fracking
What’s the real story behind fracking? The question is a viable one when it comes to the process of hydraulic fracturing, or extracting oil and gas from shale rock deposits deep below the Earth’s surf...
Martian Glass: Window Into Possible Past Life?
Researchers from Brown University have used satellite data to detect deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars. Though formed in the searing heat of a violent impact, the glasses just might prov...
EPA’s curbs on coal-burning will save thousands of lives - The Washington Post
The Obama administration’s proposed curbs on coal-burning power plants could prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart attack and respiratory disease, scientists said Monday in the first peer-r...
Madagascar marvel: Divers find fossils of extinct giant lemurs
5,000 years ago, Madagascar was ruled by seemingly mythical beasts. A treasure trove of their bones has just been found, underwater.
How these 10 fossils explain life on Earth
Fossils unlock the evolution of life on Earth, revealing our path from mere microscopic filaments to upright humans. Here’s a quick journey through the ages as told in 10 fossils, adapted from “A Hist...
Gorgeous Turquoise Pools of Pamukkale, Turkey
If you love seeking out surreal sites, that look not of this world, then do we have a destination for you. Pamukkale, or "cotton castle" in Turkish, is an unreal little village that has some of the mo...
A Fossilized Blood-Engorged Mosquito Is Found For the First Time Ever
Testing shows that a 46 million-year-old fossilized mosquito, found by amateur fossil hunters in Montana, contains the blood of an unknown ancient creature
Pamukkale
http://www.iwasinturkey.com The stunning white calcium pools, which cling to the side of a ridge, have long been one of the most famous picture postcard view...
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Nov 20, 2006 ... http://www.iwasinturkey.com The stunning white calcium pools, which cling to the side of a ridge, have long been one of the most famous ...
Clastic rock
Clastic rocks are composed of fragments, or clasts, of pre-existing minerals and rock. A clast is a fragment of geological detritus, chunks and smaller grains of rock broken off other rocks by physic...
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Diagenesis
Diagenesis /ˌdaɪəˈdʒɛnəsɪs/, literally meaning "two origins", is the change of sediments or existing sedimentary rocks into a different sedimentary rock during and after rock formation (lithification)...
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Fossil
Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past. The totality of fossils, bot...
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Fossilisation
Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past. The totality of fossils, bot...
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Sedimentary basin
Sedimentary basins are regions of the earth of long-term subsidence creating accommodation space for infilling by sediments. The subsidence results from the thinning of underlying crust, sedimentary, ...
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Oil sands
Oil sands, tar sands or, more technically, bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit.Oil sand is either loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone containing a naturally occ...
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Breccia
Breccia (/ˈbrɛtʃiə/ or /ˈbrɛʃiə/; Italian: brecce) is a rock composed of broken fragments of minerals or rock cemented together by a fine-grained matrix that can be similar to or different from the co...
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Chalk
Chalk /ˈtʃɔːk/ is a soft, white, porous sedimentary rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite. Calcite is calcium carbonate or CaCO3. It forms under reasonably deep marine conditions f...
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Chert
Chert (/ˈtʃɜrt/) is a fine-grained silica-rich microcrystalline, cryptocrystalline or microfibrous sedimentary rock that may contain small fossils. It varies greatly in color (from white to black), bu...
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Claystone
Mudrocks are a class of fine grained siliciclastic sedimentary rocks. The varying types of mudrocks include: siltstone, claystone, mudstone, slate, and shale. Most of the particles are less than 0.062...
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Coal
Coal (from the Old English term col, which has meant "mineral of fossilized carbon" since the 13th century) is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata i...
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Dolomite
Dolomite /ˈdɒləmaɪt/ is an anhydrous carbonate mineral composed of calcium magnesium carbonate, ideally CaMg(CO3)2. The word dolomite is also used to describe the sedimentary carbonate rock, which is ...
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Evaporite
Evaporite /ɨˈvæpəraɪt/ is a name for a water-soluble mineral sediment that results from concentration and crystallization by evaporation from an aqueous solution. There are two types of evaporate depo...
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