Vast deposits of rare earth and critical minerals found in Afghanistan by U.S. geologists under military cover could solve world shortages and get the country off opium and out from under Taliban control...
Geologists actually mapping the country's mineral bounty suspect its prime cache of coveted rare earth elements is considerably larger than the latest estimate lets on
Geologists say newfound deposits in the embattled country could fulfill the world's desire for rare earth and critical minerals and end opium's local stranglehold in the process
Natural challenges add to concern about Taliban interference
Rocks on a remote Norwegian island in the Arctic Ocean may offer fresh insights into previous worldwide climate change episodes
New fish farms out at sea, and cleaner operations along the shore, could provide the world with a rich supply of much needed protein
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From solar power to powering our planet with garbage, Scientific American explores ideas that would improve our planet
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Earth's heat keeps continents afloat and land above sea level
Why underground nuclear tests are so hard to hide
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