The ancient Maya faced severe drought, according to a mineral deposit.
Humans have been searching for newer, better colors since, well, forever.
There are giant robots involved.
They’re windows into the heart of the Earth.
These 208 minerals were all caused by human activities
The commodity crunch that could turn the tables on clean energy
The great artisans of nature
It's all about the Abrahams (you know, like the penny...)
The new substance is called putnisite.
It literally broke the scale.
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