crystals

earth's core

Earth's Magnetic Field Almost Collapsed 565 Million Years Ago

Our planet's core probably started solidifying in the late Ediacaran period, which recharged the magnetic field in the nick of time.
Becky Ferreira
1.28.19
moon rocks

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

"Big Bertha," a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study.
Becky Ferreira
1.25.19
clouds

These Electric Blue Clouds Are Made from Ice Crystals and Meteor Debris

NASA’s PMC Turbo mission captured new views of polar mesospheric clouds from a five-day balloon flight over the Arctic.
Becky Ferreira
9.21.18
crystals

EA Has Removed Microtransactions From 'Star Wars Battlefront II'

After loud and negative feedback from players, EA and DICE have pulled microtransactions from the game, at least for now.
Emanuel Maiberg
11.17.17
Ice Is Life

Watching Ice Crystals Form Is Like Coming To Terms With Your Own Existence

Yeah. *hits bong* It’s like that.
Samantha Cole
6.24.17
crystals

Witches Are Being Kicked Off of Square For Selling 'Occult Items'

Pagans are outraged.
Breena Kerr
3.31.17
Health

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Shop Has Sold Out of Its Jade Vagina Eggs

An OB/GYN warns they could increase risk of infection.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.19.17
russia

Scientists Find a Quasicrystal from Outer Space in a Russian Meteorite

How does an impossible material with forbidden symmetries form in the scattered grains of a meteorite? There’s no simple answer.
Becky Ferreira
12.8.16
nobel prize

Quasicrystals Are Nature’s Impossible Matter

“There can be no such creature.”
Daniel Oberhaus
5.3.15
nature

Newly Discovered Bacterial Crystals Are a Biophysics Mystery

"Cells spontaneously organize on a surface into a visually striking two-dimensional hexagonal lattice of rotating cells."
Michael Byrne
4.26.15
Canada

Cosmologists Discovered a New Kind of Crystal by Looking at Satellite Orbits

Now the search begins to find them in nature.
Jordan Pearson
2.18.15
Blood

This New Oxygen-Hoarding Crystal Is the Future of Breathing Underwater

Just a bucket of this stuff can steal all of the oxygen in a room.
Michael Byrne
9.30.14
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