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World's Oldest Rocks Found To Contain Key Building Block For Life

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A critical building block for creating the first life on Earth was found in 3.8-billion-year-old rocks from Isua, Greenland, re...

Diamond-Rich Magmas Lose Weight As They Rise To Earth's Surface, Study Says

Posted 01.19.2012 | Green

By Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor: Diamond-laden magmas apparently rapidly rise from deep within the Earth to the planet's surface b...