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"Young" rocks from gigantic volcanic eruptions are helping scientists peer back 4.5 billion years.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

In the 1960s geologists had to throw out their textbooks.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Wood-based products can behave like mini-earthquakes.

Michael Greshko, Contributor

New research reveals insights into 50-year-old escape attempt.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Research shows that magnetic fields played a role the solar system's formation.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

An estimated $1 trillion in ore deposits lie beneath Afghanistan's surface, if only they can get the minerals to market.

Patricia Waldron, Contributor

Lab-created sinkholes help scientists to predict when and where they will happen.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

Evidence of life could be preserved in blades of salt crystals on the Red Planet.

Ker Than, Contributor

The "Big One" may be many smaller ones.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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