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Popcorn was discovered in ancient coastal Peru


January 19th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) Coastal Peruvians munched popcorn a 1,000 years earlier than previously estimated, even before the use of ceramic pottery.Some of the oldest known corncobs, husks, stalks and ... Read more...

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Scientists estimate sea level rise by studying past carbon dioxide levels


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A team of scientists have found how an estimate of the sea level rise can be made by looking at atmospheric carbon dioxide levels 3 million years ago.The ... Read more...

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Algae and pollen grains reveal sudden spike in Antarctica’s temperature 15.7 mln yrs ago


October 1st, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): A team of scientists has found evidence in the form of algae and pollen grains of a sudden, remarkably warm period in Antarctica that occurred about 15.7 million ... Read more...

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Declining CO2 levels helped in Antarctic formation 34 million years ago


September 14th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 14 (ANI): In a major research study, the link between declining carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the earth's atmosphere and the formation of the Antarctic ice caps some 34 million ... Read more...

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Falling carbon dioxide formed the Antarctic ice-cap


September 14th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The link between declining carbon dioxide levels and the formation of Antarctic ice caps some 34 million years ago has been established in a major research study. A ... Read more...

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Evidence found of grand scale party by ancient humans 4,000 years ago


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Missouri have found evidence of a grand scale party by ancient humans 4,000 years ago, in the form of remnants that still remain ... Read more...

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“Snowball Earth” may not be responsible for mass extinction of early life on Earth


May 27th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): New fossil findings discovered by scientists have challenged the prevailing views about the effects of "Snowball Earth" glaciations on life, which is presumed to be responsible for widespread ... Read more...

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Comet smashes triggered dry fog that caused famine 1,500 years ago


January 8th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has found evidence that multiple comet impacts around 1,500 years ago triggered a dry fog that plunged half the world into famine.Historical records ... Read more...

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Early humans may have used wet corridor through Libya for migration


October 14th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): A new research has claimed to have found a possible new route taken by early modern humans as they expanded out of Africa to colonize the rest ... Read more...

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Apart from a meat diet, Neanderthals also ate plants


April 29th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Microfossils of plant material that investigators found in the dental plaque of 35,000-year-old Neanderthal teeth, which were unearthed in Iraq, has provided the first direct evidence that ... Read more...

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Solved: the Antarctic ice sheet mystery


February 29th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 29 (IANS) The mystery surrounding the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet - particularly its effect on ocean temperature - has been solved. Or so contends a new study. Cardiff ... Read more...

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New evidence of climate change may help explain mystery behind Antarctic ice sheet


February 29th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Scientists have found new evidence of climate change that may help explain some of the mystery surrounding the appearance of the Antarctic ice sheet.Ice sheet formation in ... Read more...

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