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472 million-year-old plant fossils found in Argentina


October 13th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Fossils of the what could be the oldest plants ever have been unearthed in Argentina. The amazing find indicates that plants had already existed on earth 472 million ... Read more...

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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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Fossil of first plant to grow on land found


October 13th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) A team of Argentine and Belgian scientists have discovered in northwestern Argentina a 472 million-year-old fossil of the first plant to grow on land, said one of ... Read more...

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Arctic bacteria may have the longest life cycle on Earth


September 21st, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): Bacteria discovered on the Arctic sea floor may have longest life cycle of any known organism, as it has a hibernation period of up to 100 million years.Casey ... Read more...

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Scientists discover animals that live without oxygen


April 8th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Animals that live their entire lives without oxygen and surrounded by 'poisonous' sulphides have been discovered for the first time, deep under the Mediterranean Sea.Roberto Danovaro, from the ... Read more...

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International expedition investigates climate change in Arctic


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 22 (ANI): A team of scientists organized and led a team of university and government researchers on an Arctic expedition to initiate methane hydrate exploration in the Beaufort Sea and ... Read more...

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Scientists solve mystery of world’s nitrogen-cycling budget


October 18th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 18 (ANI): Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have identified an unexpected metabolic ability within a symbiotic community of microorganisms that may help solve a lingering mystery about ... Read more...

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No evidence of comet explosion over North America 13,000 years ago


October 13th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 13 (ANI): An independent study has cast more doubt on a controversial theory that a comet exploded over icy North America nearly 13,000 years ago, wiping out the Clovis people ... 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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Natural petroleum seeps release equivalent of 8 - 80 Exxon Valdez oil spills


May 14th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that the amount of oil residue in seafloor sediments that result from natural petroleum seeps off Santa Barbara, California, is the equivalent of ... Read more...

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Toxin in algal blooms sink to ocean floor to poison marine life


March 23rd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 23 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the toxin in algal blooms can sink to the ocean floor, where it persists for weeks, poisoning marine life.According to a ... Read more...

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Noahs flood may have not been as biblical in proportion as previously thought


February 7th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the ancient flood that some scientists think gave rise to the Noah story in the Bible may not have been so ... Read more...

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Tiny microbes beneath the sea floor may account for one-tenth of the Earths living biomass


July 22nd, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new research has determined that tiny microbes beneath the sea floor, distinct from life on the Earths surface, may account for one-tenth of the Earths living ... Read more...

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Invasive plant species predate humans arrival on Galapagos Islands


July 18th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Fossil remains have proved that certain plants found on the Galapagos Islands, which were thought to be invasive species brought there by humans, have actually grown there ... Read more...

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Scientists discover deepest microbial life ever to be found beneath the sea floor


May 23rd, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by admin
London, May 23 (ANI): Scientists have found microbes in a 111-million-year-old rock buried 1.6 kilometres below the sea floor, a discovery that marks the deepest living cells ever to be found ... Read more...

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Global warming may be behind El Ninos altered behaviour (Re-Issue)


December 26th, 2007 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that the climatic event know as El Nino, which occurs along the Peruvian coasts, is being affected by global warming, thus changing its observed behaviour.Literally ... Read more...

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Global warming may be behind El Ninos altered behaviour


December 21st, 2007 - 4:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that the climatic event know as El Nino, which occurs along the Peruvian coasts, is being affected by global warming, thus changing its observed behaviour.Literally ... Read more...

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Oz coast at greater threat from climate change induced sea waves than thought


November 14th, 2007 - 1:49 am ICT by admin
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