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New evidence supports extraterrestrial impact theory


June 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) An international team of researchers has discovered melt-glass material, dating back nearly 13,000 years and forming at temperatures between 1,700 and 2,200 degrees Celsius, which was ... Read more...

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Oxygen breathing bugs older than thought


October 20th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) Oxygen-breathing bugs thrived on land 100 million years earlier than estimated, according to the latest evidence unearthed by scientists. The most primitive form of aerobic respiring ... Read more...

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‘Microbial mats’ built 3.4-billion-year-old stromatolites


July 17th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A team of scientists has provided evidence that 3.4-billion-year-old stromatolites were responsible for building 'microbial mats', a finding that may provide insight into the origins of life on ... Read more...

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CO2 spewing rocks can influence destructive potential of mass extinction events


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that big volcanic eruptions don't always fuel mass extinctions because the destructive potential of the blasts seems to depend upon carbon ... Read more...

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Origin of sulfur in rocks point to oxygen-rich atmosphere 2.4 billion years ago


April 17th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A team of geochemists has come across evidence that Earth's atmosphere 2.4 billion years ago was oxygen-rich, as pointed out by the origin of sulfur in rocks.Sedimentary ... Read more...

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Rising climate warning affecting stability of West Antarctic Ice Sheet


March 19th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): New evidence has emerged which determines that even a slight rise in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, one of the gases that drives global warming, affects the ... Read more...

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India finalising claims on continental shelf to extend economic sovereignty (Lead)


March 8th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India is in the last stages of finalising its claims internationally on extending its claim into the continental shelf that will extend its economic sovereignty ... Read more...

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India finalising claims to continental shelf


March 8th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India is in the last stages of finalising its claims on extending its claim into the continental shelf before an international convention, which will increase ... Read more...

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Life may be hiding inside white-coloured meteorites on Mars


October 1st, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that scientists searching for life on Mars, should scout for white-coloured meteorites made of sedimentary rock. According to a report in New Scientist, ... Read more...

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Artificial meteorite shows Martian impactors may carry traces of life


September 25th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, September 25 (ANI): An artificial meteorite designed by the European Space Agency (ESA) has shown that traces of life in a Martian meteorite could survive the violent heat and shock ... Read more...

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Typhoons bury a massive amount of carbon in the oceans


July 25th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): A new study by researchers from the Ohio State University has determined that typhoons bury tons of carbon in the oceans.The study, which is the first ever ... Read more...

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Earths hum can help predict how destructive an earthquake will be


July 16th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that the faint hum of crashing waves, which can travel across continents through Earths rocks, can be harnessed to help predict how destructive an ... Read more...

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Ancient Antarctic sediment will reveal climate change history


April 29th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Newly discovered ancient Antarctic sediment cores will give international scientists a close-up look at fluctuations that occurred in Antarcticas ice sheet and marine and terrestrial life as ... Read more...

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Microbes in hot springs might help in dating of sedimentary rocks


January 23rd, 2008 - 4:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new research by scientists has discovered that microbes present in hot water springs might help in the dating of sedimentary rocks.For the research, scientists studied microbial communities ... Read more...

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Mammals might have originated in India


November 14th, 2007 - 10:19 am ICT by admin
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