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Strong winter dust storms (shamals) with droughts may have caused the collapse of the Akkadian Empire

Fossil coral records provide new facts why the ancient state in Mesopotamia suddenly collapsed and was taken over by invaders

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The Philippines’ national mapping agency (Namria) has announced that there are more than 500 new islands in the country as a result of new high-resolution radar data

New understanding why mother-of-pearl is so hard and so resilient

Researchers at the University of Michigan show that nacre’s inner structure deforms under pressure and than springs back to normal

Group behavior occurred already among the first animals as it helped them to survive environmental stress

An international team of researchers analyzed fossils of trilobites which lived about 480 million years ago

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South African Designer Ronel Jordaan’s objects echo organic forms and textures like her pebbles made of Merino Wool

Machu Picchu: ancient Incan sanctuary intentionally built on an underlying network of tectonic faults and fractures

In these zones, building stone was easily available and water was chanelled through them, Brazilian geologist says

Stone slurry gives flexibility to a polymer matrix composite, researchers from University of British Columbia discovered

Adding the stone waste not only increased the material’s strength, but but also its conductivity

NSI reacts to reports about the threat of silicosis resulting from working Engineered Stone

For natural stone companies, the institute’s Safety Committee has released a comprehensive set of information and training for self-protection

Complex movement of tectonic plates decoded at the submarine Havre Trough north of New Zealand

Scientists from New Zealand and Germany gather insights into the southwest Pacific submarine volcanism which is part of the ocean’s Ring of Fire

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2019 will be adorned by stone sculptures provided by Italian Henraux company

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