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Fossils of earliest land plants found in Argentina


October 13th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Fossils of the oldest plants ever to colonise land have been found in Argentina, claim scientists.The new find puts back by 10 million years the colonisation of land ... Read more...

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Nine quakes in seven hours shake up New Zealand town


May 20th, 2010 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 20 (DPA) Nine earthquakes in just over seven hours awakened and shook up the town of Whakatane, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, Thursday. The swarm began at ... Read more...

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Sun glints can help detect oceans and lakes on habitable exoplanets


January 6th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): With the help of two new videos from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, it has been revealed that bright flashes of light known as sun glints act as beacons ... Read more...

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Scientists unearth fossil of 150 mln yr old squirrel-sized dino


October 25th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, October 25 (ANI): Scientists have unearthed the fossil of a 150 million year old tiny dinosaur, which would have weighed less than a kilogram and measured around 70 centimetres long, about ... Read more...

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Arctic area, oceans lock up fourth of world’s carbon dioxide


October 15th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) Arctic land and seas lock up as much as a fourth of the world's carbon dioxide, so the melting of Arctic ice can potentially alter climate, says a ... Read more...

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Arctic lands and oceans account for 25 percent of world’s net sink of CO2


October 15th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): In a new study, ecologists estimate that Arctic lands and oceans are responsible for up to 25 percent of the global net sink of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). ... Read more...

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Scientists put to rest controversy regarding Earth’s magnetic field


October 3rd, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): Scientists have put a certain controversy to rest, by ascertaining that in ancient times, the Earth's magnetic field was structured like the two-pole model of today, which suggests ... Read more...

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New technique could find water and life on Earth-like planets


May 26th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Using instruments aboard the Deep Impact spacecraft, a team of astronomers and astrobiologists has devised a technique to tell whether an Earth-like exoplanet harbors liquid water, which in ... Read more...

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Dark side of the moon reflects oceans better


April 8th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 8 (IANS) Difference in reflection of light from Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine, according to ... Read more...

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Earthshine reflects Earth’s oceans and continents from Moon’s dark side


April 8th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen ... Read more...

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Mystery of 252 million yr old massive global extinction event solved


October 2nd, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Calgary has solved the mystery of the massive global extinction event 252 million years ago, by discovering that the shorelines of ancient ... Read more...

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Must religious beliefs impede development, wonders apex court


May 6th, 2008 - 9:36 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court, hearing arguments on the Ram Setu and a shipping canal project, Tuesday wondered if religious beliefs should be allowed to impede modernisation and development ... Read more...

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New ESA satellite to provide information about amount of moisture in ground


April 25th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (ANI): The European Space Agency (ESA) is set to launch the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite this fall, which would help to provide more information about ... Read more...

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Don’t buy a house too close to beach, experts warn


April 17th, 2008 - 9:37 am ICT by admin
By Ivonne Marschall Vienna, April 17 (DPA) Global sea levels are likely to rise faster than predicted by the United Nations climate panel, possibly endangering millions in developing countries, say scientists. The increase ... Read more...

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