Missed your daily intake of supplements? Don't worry, scientists say that vitamin and mineral supplements don't really help much in preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Recent news on material technology shows that diamond may not be the hardest mineral in the world anymore. Lonsdaleite, a hexagonal polymorph of diamond, is reportedly 50 percent harder than diamond. This particular kind of diamond occurs naturally at the very center of meteorite impact sites in the world. However, scientists may have found a method to create this kind of diamond variant inside a laboratory.
Scientists discovered a mineral far below the Earth’s surface that could be able to store water farther down the Earth’s mantle.
A team of scientists has discovered tiny pieces of water-bearing opal (that did not belong to Earth) in a meteorite that was uncovered in Antartica. The discovery, according to lead scientist Prof. Hilary Downes of Brikbeck College London, shows that in the early life of the Solar System, meteorites delivered water ice to asteroids.
A remnant of an ancient meteorite was found at a quarry site in Sweden. The space rock has never been found on Earth before.
Prehistoric climate changes that took place thousands of years ago are apparently hidden inside Indian cave deposits (not pictured), and may hold clues to better predicting future climate in the region, according to new research.