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New Theory Says Stonehenge May Have Been Massive Musical Instrument

Stonehenge may have been built as an enormous old amplifier, with new research suggesting our Stone Age descendants might have hauled the rocks hundreds of miles simply because they make pleasant sounds when hit with massive hammers. Read More >>

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Mount Etna is Making it Rain Rocks

There's nothing like some casual rock precipitation to make you glad you packed your umbrella. Read More >>

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30 Starry Wonders Hiding Inside of Dull Meteorites

A few weeks ago, Russian divers extracted a 1,250-pound chunk of the infamous Chelyabinsk meteorite from a lake where it landed on February 15th. The massive space stone ended up cracking into three pieces—and though scientists may have cursed the clumsy divers, I was interested in something else: What was inside the rock? Read More >>

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10 Beautiful Minerals You Won't Believe Are Found on Earth

We've all seen our fair share of rocks, and most of them aren't that pretty. The ones that are though, can be totally mind-blowing. Ryoji Tanaka, a Japanese photographer and chemist, likes to capture some of the most striking elements, minerals, and compounds in close-up (like the Uranium-containing cuprosklodowskite you see above) and the results are crazy awesome. Read More >>

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Own a Piece Of Mars Without a NASA-Sized Budget

Good news for anyone who's stared in envy as NASA sends rover after rover to explore and study Mars. You no longer need countless millions and a team of rocket scientists to perform your own experiments on the red planet. For just £22-odd ThinkGeek will sell you your very own shard of our celestial neighbour. Read More >>

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