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Others had tried to find an answer in geological processes—e.g.

the pattern was caused by the way the magma was emplaced or how it crystallized. But Drs Humphreys and Baumgardner realized that in other cases there were many independent lines of evidence that suggested that huge amounts of radioactive decay had indeed taken place.

As the Hottentots said to the Dutch, this could be really big.

Hand of Fate is one of the great videogame explorations of how to use cards to spin out a game, to tell a story, and to create a sense of progression. The developers have teamed up with some boardgame developers to make a tabletop version.‘We can use the inclusions to date different parts of an individual diamond, and that allows us to potentially look at how the processes that formed diamonds may have changed over time and how this may be related to the changing carbon cycle on Earth.’ Sixteen diamonds from two mines in north eastern Botswana were analysed in the study: seven specimens from the Orapa mine and nine from the Letlhakane mine.A team at VU Amsterdam measured the radioisotope, nitrogen and trace element contents of inclusions within the diamonds.For example, C represents carbon-12, with 6 protons and 6 neutrons. In the case of an element that is radioactive in all its known forms, such as uranium (U), certain isotopes are more radioactive than others, and/or give off different proportions of the various types of ionizing radiation.These are the most common naturally occurring isotopes of oxygen and carbon, respectively. An atom of carbon-14 contains 6 protons and 8 neutrons and is denoted Certain isotopes of elements are unstable, giving off ionizing radiation, also known as radioactivity.