Monthly Archives: December 2017

mineraliety: This arrangement by @twiggyabi is slabby and not at…

mineraliety: This arrangement by @twiggyabi is slabby and not at all sloppy ///// www.instagram.com/mineraliety mineralia

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mineraliety: Another huge beautiful juicy spread by @structure_minerals /////  www.instagram.com/mineraliety mineralia

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A 508-million-year-old sea predator with a ‘jackknife’ head

Paleontologists have revisited a tiny yet fierce ancient sea creature called Habelia optata that has confounded scientists since it was discovered more than a century ago. Analysis of new fossil specimens suggest it was a close relative of the ancestor … Continue reading

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mineraliety: Blue Cap Tourmaline photographed by @bendecamp…

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Ancient dolphin species Urkudelphis chawpipacha discovered in Ecuador

An extinct dolphin species likely from the Oligocene has been discovered. The fossil is one of the few fossil dolphins from the equator, and is a reminder that Oligocene cetaceans may have ranged widely in tropical waters. Paleontology News — … Continue reading

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mineraliety: Smoky Amethyst with Hematite from Namibia via @skyward_eye///// www.instagram.com/mineraliety mineralia

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mineraliety: Beautiful balance of rough and polished in…

mineraliety: Beautiful balance of rough and polished in @byangeline’s jewelry. This Sapphire is stunning ///// www.instagram.com/mineraliety mineralia

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Easter Island had a cooperative community, analysis of giant hats reveals

Analysis of giant stone hats found on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) provides evidence contrary to the widely held belief that the ancient civilization had a warrior culture. According to a new study these stone hats suggest that the people … Continue reading

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Origins of photosynthesis in plants dated to 1.25 billion years ago

The world’s oldest algae fossils are a billion years old, according to a new analysis by earth scientists. Based on this finding, the researchers also estimate that the basis for photosynthesis in today’s plants was set in place 1.25 billion … Continue reading

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The unimaginable journey of the primary African tortoise that arrived in Europe

About ninety five million years in the past, a river turtle tailored to marine environments and made a unprecedented migration from the traditional continent of Gondwana, which grouped what’s now Africa and South America, to Laurasia, the Northern continental mass … Continue reading

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