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August 7, 2019


Microbes Help Form Copper Deposits

Copper, gold and silver can’t just be found anywhere buried under the soil. It takes very specific conditions to produce deposits of mineral ores that can be mined.

July 2, 2019


The History of Continental Drift

North and South America were arranged in nearly the same positions as they are today as far back as 20 million years ago. A significant difference was that they were separated by a deep open channel called the Central American Seaway.

June 17, 2019


How Geodes Form In The Middle West

Today on A Moment of Science, we’ll look at how geodes form and how they collect in such complex patterns.

March 29, 2019


The Dangers Of Methane

Just one glacier can release up to 41 tons of methane from meltwater a day during the summer months.

March 15, 2019


Massive Cave Found In Canada

A newly discovered cave could very well be tens of thousands of years old, and dangerous to explore.

February 16, 2018


From the source: "Salmon and trout species found on BLM-managed lands include bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, Yellowstone cutthroat trout, Lahontan cutthroat trout, redband trout, steelhead trout, and chinook and sockeye salmon."

Salmon That Move Mountains

Humans aren't the only animals that can alter landscapes.

September 11, 2017


The West Branch Susquehanna River, Clinton County

A River Meanders

Rivers prefer not to flow in straight lines.

July 31, 2017


The Indian Ocean.

The Rediscovered Microcontinent of Mauritia

Geologists have found proof that a microcontinent exists near the island of Mauritius.

July 17, 2017


An image of the seven visible continents.

The New Continent

Zealandia, off the eastern coast of Australia, has existed for millions of years.

June 14, 2017


Check out that bright blue water!

What Is Rock Flour?

Why are some mountain lakes so beautiful? Thank a glacier.

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