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The discovery of a new, ancient, predatory reptile dubbed Parvosuchus aurelioi—part of a group of crocodile-like reptiles called pseudosuchians—in Brazil is described in a paper in Scientific Reports. The specimen, which dates to approximately 237 million...
Our planet was born around 4.5 billion years ago. To understand this mind-bendingly long history, we need to study rocks and the minerals they are made of. The oldest rocks in Australia, which are some of the...

Giant mantle plume reveals Mars is more active than previously thought

On Earth, shifting tectonic plates reshuffle the planet's surface and make for a dynamic interior, so the absence of such processes on Mars led...

Mapping the chemistry of the Earth’s mantle

The Earth's mantle makes up about 85% of the Earth's volume and is made of solid rock. But exactly what rock types is the...

Potential mechanism for olivine to carry boron into the Earth’s deep mantle

Olivine is an important component of Earth's upper mantle. The effect of boron on the properties of olivine has been previously ignored since boron...

Traces of life in the Earth’s deep mantle

The rapid development of fauna 540 million years ago has permanently changed the Earth — deep into its lower mantle. A team led by...

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