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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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Laser beaming a hair can reveal breakfast details


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) A new laser can tell what you had for breakfast by beaming on one of your hairs, a study says.Researchers can even tell where a person ... Read more...

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New laser beam can tell what person had for breakfast by analysing single hair


April 29th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 29 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new laser that can tell what a person has eaten for breakfast by just analysing a single strand of hair.The beam gives unprecedented sensitivity ... Read more...

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Green rust can guard groundwater from radioactive contamination


March 18th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Neptunium, a waste product from uranium reactors, could pose a serious health risk should it ever seep its way into groundwater - even five million years after it ... Read more...

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Green sludge can protect groundwater from radioactivity


March 18th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Neptunium, a radioactive waste product from uranium reactors, can be captured now. It could pose a serious health risk should it ever seep its way into ... Read more...

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Rare sulphur could rewrite theories of early Earth


February 26th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists say a previously little known form of sulphur, may be the predominant form of the element in Earth's lower crust and upper mantle.Known as the trisulphur ion, ... Read more...

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Now, NASA’s rover to blast Mars rocks with laser


December 26th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): NASA's next rover will blast Martian rocks with a rock-zapping laser instrument.The Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on the rover Curiosity can excite a pinhead-size spot into a ... Read more...

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NZ glaciers melted as European expanded at the end of ice age


September 9th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 9 (ANI): Adding a new clue to how the last ice age ended, researchers have revealed that New Zealand glaciers melted at the same time when European glaciers briefly expanded.For ... Read more...

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Divers trying to uncover mysteries of sacred Maya pools


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A team of divers mapping some of the 25 freshwater pools of Cara Blanca, Belize, has found fossilized animal remains, bits of pottery and - in the largest ... Read more...

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Global wind-shift caused Earth’s last ice age to end


June 26th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A global shift in winds is what led to the end of Earth's last ice age- an event that ushered in a warmer climate and the birth of ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out what ended last ice age


June 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The answer to what ended the last ice age, an event that ushered in a warmer climate and the birth of human civilisation, may be blowing in the ... Read more...

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How climate change and pollution affect ocean chemistry


June 20th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have evaluated the total impact of climate change, carbon dioxide, pollution and other human-related phenomena on the world's oceans.The study, led by a ... Read more...

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Why humans have no fur


June 12th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Atmospheric heat might explain why humans lost their fur and developed an upright and slim posture.A theory suggests that if our ancestors lived somewhere really hot, it would ... Read more...

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Measuring methane may give clue to size of Gulf oil spill


May 24th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): A geochemist has said that the extent of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico can be measured by determining the dissolved methane gas drifting around it.David Valentine ... Read more...

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Scientists find evidence of hydrothermal vents on seafloor near Antarctica


March 4th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have found evidence of hydrothermal vents on the seafloor near Antarctica, formerly a blank spot on the map for researchers wanting to ... Read more...

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Microbe poop on lava tubes offer clues for life on Mars


November 21st, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 21 (ANI): Scientists have determined that colorful cave deposits found on the walls of lava tubes, long thought to be ordinary minerals, are actually mats of waste excreted by ... Read more...

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Flowering plants may have appeared 180 million years earlier than believed


October 5th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, October 5 (ANI): The discovery of a piece of fossilized amber that came from a plant living more than 300 million years ago, has led scientists to suggest that flowering plants ... Read more...

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Research team all set to explore sacred Maya pools of Belize


September 14th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): A team of expert divers, a geochemist and an archaeologist is all set to become the first to explore the sacred pools of the southern Maya lowlands ... Read more...

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Apollo 11 moon rocks still crucial 40 years later


July 18th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): A lunar geochemist at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) has determined that there are still many answers to be gleaned from the moon rocks collected by the ... Read more...

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Current CO2 levels higher than last 2.1 million years


June 19th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new study has shown that current CO2 levels are higher than the last 2.1 million years.The study is the latest to rule out a drop in CO2 ... Read more...

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Scientists solve mystery of Earth’s leaky mantle


May 28th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Researchers at Rice University and Harvard University, US, have developed a new model to explain how noble gases - elements like helium, neon and argon - are lost ... Read more...

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Glaciers in Southern Hemisphere are growing out of step with those in North


May 2nd, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has found that for the last 7,000 years, glaciers south of the equator in South America and New Zealand have often moved out of step ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist finds active African volcano to have most fluid lava in world


March 15th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A geochemist of Indian origin has determined that an active African volcano possesses the most fluid lava in the world, which points toward its source being a ... Read more...

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Wind pattern change may intensify global warming


March 14th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Carbon dioxide released from the Antartic Ocean due to shifting wind patterns may drastically increase global warming, say scientists. Many scientists think that the end of the last ... Read more...

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Huge CO2 releases may have amplified global warming at end of last ice age


March 13th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that natural releases of carbon dioxide from the Southern Ocean due to shifting wind patterns could have amplified global warming at the ... Read more...

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New technique may improve clean-up efforts of contaminants in underground water


January 31st, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): A technique developed at the University of Toronto (U of T) provides a new way to monitor and improve the success of clean-up efforts of dangerous contaminants ... Read more...

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Rocks could be harnessed to soak up huge quantities of CO2 from air


November 6th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): A new study by scientists has determined that a type of rock found at or near the surface in the Oman and other areas around the world ... Read more...

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Rock structures in British Columbian lake may hold vital clues to history of life on Earth


June 17th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Scientists will take the help of single person submersibles to retrieve samples from a lake (Pavillion) in northern British Columbia that may hold vital clues to the ... Read more...

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Dino-killing meteor may have ignited oil field rather than forests, 65 million years ago


May 7th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Geologists have come up with a new theory, which suggests that the dino-killing Chicxulub meteor might have ignited an oil field rather than forests when it slammed ... Read more...

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Geochemical signature found only in Indian Ocean discovered in Arctic Ocean


May 1st, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Scientists probing volcanic rocks from deep under the frozen surface of the Arctic Ocean have discovered a special geochemical signature until now found only in the Indian ... Read more...

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‘Healing clays’ may help fight MRSA superbug infections, other diseases


April 7th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Researchers in Arizona have found that minerals from clay could provide a source of powerful antimicrobials for fighting deadly MRSA infections and other diseases.Researchers said that unlike ... Read more...

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Dust dumped on ocean floor impacts global climate


February 29th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Nine hundred million tonnes of dust from deserts and land that is dumped into the ocean every year impacts global climate, but exactly how was for long a ... Read more...

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Contaminated water in Canadian town likely caused due to ancient meteor impact


January 27th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time linked a meteor impact with a health threat to the people of an area, namely the small Canadian town of Gypsumville, Manitoba.According ... Read more...

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