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Third of Earth’s organisms live in rocks, sediments


August 9th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A third of the Earth's organisms live in our planet's rocks and sediments - and the amount could even be greater undersea than what we ... Read more...

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Scientists find endogenous proteins in a 70-mn-yr-old marine lizard


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Swedish researchers have discovered primary biological matter in a fossil of an extinct varanoid lizard (a mosasaur) that inhabited marine environments during Late Cretaceous times.Using state-of-the-art technology, ... Read more...

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Experts look at ways to use sea cucumbers’ potential in saving our seas


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Newcastle University, UK, are investigating how to use sea cucumbers in developing a more sustainable way of farming in the sea.Sea cucumbers are not only ... Read more...

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New study gives clues about carbon dioxide patterns at end of Ice Age


October 26th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has put to rest the mystery of where old carbon was stored during the last glacial period.It turns out it ended up in the icy ... Read more...

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Earliest animals on Earth lived in lakes


July 28th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found evidence that the earliest animals on Earth lived in lakes.Conventional wisdom has it that animal evolution began in the ocean, with ... Read more...

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Ice-free summers in ancient Arctic may help predict future trends


July 10th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have obtained evidence for ice-free summers with intermittent winter sea ice in the Arctic Ocean during the Late Cretaceous period, which should help ... Read more...

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Immobilized microbes can prove useful in treating industrial waste water


June 20th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): In a new research in China, scientists have determined that immobilized microbes can break down potentially harmful phthalates, thus proving useful in treating industrial waste water and preventing ... Read more...

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Sea beds can provide information about present climatic change


January 24th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that sea beds have accumulated information about the greenhouse effect for millions of years, which can lead to better understanding ... Read more...

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Reptiles fossil helps rules out ancient flood in New Zealand


January 21st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): The discovery of the fossil of a reptile on New Zealands South Island has helped to rebuff the theory that an ancient flood had submerged the countrys ... Read more...

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Meteorite that killed dinosaurs was six km wide: study


April 13th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The meteorite linked to the mass extinction of dinosaurs and other life forms 65 million years ago was four to six kilometres in diameter. That's the conclusion of ... Read more...

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Analysis of ancient global warming event provides clues to what the future may hold


February 17th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists are studying 55 million year old global warming events to find clues to what the future might hold if carbon dioxide emissions from human activities continue at ... Read more...

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