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Drop in CO2 triggered polar ice sheet formation


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) A drop in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels seems to have triggered Antarctic ice sheet formation.Scientists from Yale and Purdue Universities stumbled on the discovery while examining ... Read more...

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How hot was earth 50 million years ago?


July 6th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A much clearer picture of the Earth's temperature nearly 50 million years ago, when Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentrations were higher than current levels, has emerged. A ... Read more...

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Human ancestors ‘colonized’ Africa 39 mn yrs ago


October 28th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): An international team of scientists have said that anthropoids-the primate group that includes humans, apes, and monkeys-"colonized" Africa, rather than originally evolving in Africa.The team discovered fossils found ... Read more...

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Lake-bed trails reveal ancient fish used to bottom feed


May 7th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): An Emory paleontologist has found that trails etched out in lake bed could reveal how ancient fish used to live.Anthony Martin found that wavy lines and squiggles etched ... Read more...

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“Ida” not missing link in human evolution, claims scientist


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 22 (ANI): A new analysis has determined that the exceptionally well-preserved fossil primate known as "Ida" is not a missing link as some have claimed, and it may have belonged ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming 50 mln yrs ago spurred biodiversity boom in western North America


August 7th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A team of scientists has determined that a period of global warming from 53 million to 47 million years ago strongly influenced plants and animals, spurring a biodiversity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sea ice formed in the Arctic before it did in Antarctica


July 16th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A new study has concluded that significant sea ice formation occurred in the Arctic earlier than previously thought, which suggests that sea ice formed in the Arctic before ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Reduction in greenhouse gases caused prehistoric global cooling: Study


February 27th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Ice in Antarctica suddenly appeared about 35 million years ago. For the previous 100 million years the continent had been essentially ice-free. The question for science has been, ... Read more...

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35.5 mln yr old global cooling caused by sharp decline in CO2


February 27th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new research has found that prehistoric global cooling that started in Antarctica about 35.5 million years ago, was caused by a sharp drop in the carbon ... Read more...

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Decline of CO2-gobbling plankton coincided with global cooling 33 mln yrs ago


January 9th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that after a sudden rise in species numbers, carbon-dioxide (CO2) gobbling plankton known as diatoms abruptly declined about 33 million years ago, ... Read more...

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Primates preferred staying in Texas, reveals 40-mln-yr old fossil


October 15th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): The discovery of a new fossil in the US has suggested that more than 40 million years ago, primates preferred Texas to northern climates that were significantly ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scientists explain evolutionary mystery behind bizarre eyed flatfish


July 10th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have explained the evolutionary mystery behind the asymmetrical arrangement of eyes on one side of the head of the flatfish. All adult flatfishes, including the gastronomically familiar ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sausage feather fossils may reveal true colours of dinosaurs


July 9th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Palaeobiologists have found that 100-million-year-old fossilized bird feathers preserve microscopic colour-containing pouches, which when decoded, could reveal realistic colour patterns of the dinosaurs.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Dino-killing meteorite may have been half the size predicted


April 11th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new technique developed to estimate the size of ancient impactors has determined that the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs might have been less than half ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Rabbit fossil found in India confirmed to be oldest of the species


March 20th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): The discovery of a 53 million-year-old rabbits bones in west-central India has been hailed by scientists as the oldest known rabbit.The fossil evidence in hand, predates the ... Read more...

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Scientists find 6 ancient bat species in Egypt


March 7th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 7 (ANI): Researchers have discovered six new species of ancient bats in Egypt that date back to the Eocene epoch, 56 million to 34 million years ago.The experts behind the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oldest fossils of ancestors of rabbits and hares unearthed in Gujarat


February 23rd, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the oldest fossils of ancestors of present day rabbits and hares in the state of Gujarat in India.The exact location of these fossils is the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antarctic invasion by crabs and sharks might endanger native marine life


February 16th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new research has indicated that as a result of global warming, predatory animals such as crabs and sharks are all set to invade the Antarctic waters, thus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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