Variable Atomic Weights?
June 18, 2013 | USGS
"Standard atomic weights for chemical elements have commonly been considered as constants of nature, along with the speed of light and the attraction of gravity. Hold on to your Newtonian hat and prepare for the possibility of elementary nuances." Quoted from the USGS press release.
Recovering Rare Earth Elements from Mine Tailings?
September 6, 2013 | USGS
"USGS scientists are reanalyzing rocks, minerals and associated mine tailing samples – some collected 120 years ago – to assess their rare and critical elements, which could become potential for economic development." Quoted from the USGS press release.
Related: What are rare earth elements?
January 30, 2014 | Weather Channel
The Weather Channel has some interesting photos of some snow covered trees from in northern Finland, near the Arctic Circle. If you didn't know the scale you might think that they are clouds from an atomic or volcanic blast.