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‘Cabinet of curiosities’ captures nature through work of artists and scientists

February 21, 2014

Of all the places Sierra Swenson expected to end up during her first semester at college, precious few were lined with jars full of preserved reptiles.

Vaterite: Crystal within a crystal helps resolve an old puzzle

April 25, 2013

With the help of a solitary sea squirt, scientists have resolved the longstanding puzzle of the crystal structure of vaterite, an enigmatic geologic mineral and biomineral.

Banded rocks reveal early Earth conditions, changes

October 11, 2009

The strikingly banded rocks scattered across the upper Midwest and elsewhere throughout the world are actually ambassadors from the past, offering clues to the environment of the early Earth more than 2 billion years ago.