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Geology/Soil

Diamonds need voltage

In addition to heat and high pressure, small electric fields can also play a decisive role in the formation of this extremely hard carbon compound.Credit: Photo: Yuliya Bataleva Diamond, like graphite, is a special form of carbon.…

A sea of rubbish: ocean floor landfills

The long journey of litter to seafloorCredit: JAMSTEC The Messina Strait, a submarine bridge separating the island of Sicily from the Italian Peninsula, is the area with the largest marine litter density worldwide -more than a…