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New Zealand may face further quake aftershocks; Oz seismologist


February 26th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb.26 (ANI): An Australian seismologist has warned that Christchurch could face earthquake aftershocks for a year and added that Wellington is at risk of experiencing bigger earthquake."I think there will be ... Read more...

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3.3bn years old ‘microscopic tunnels’ point to ancient life


October 13th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): At least 3.3 billion years old tiny tubes that have been, according to scientists, etched into South African rocks by microbes point towards the earliest 'trace' evidence of ... Read more...

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Fat lipped fish evolving at record speed


May 15th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): In what could be called one of the fastest evolutionary change in an organism, fish in a remote crater lake in Nicaragua are developing a new physical feature- ... Read more...

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Earth’s magnetic field is 3.45 billion years old


May 5th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have discovered that Earth's magnetic field, which protects all life on the planet, is 3.45 billion years old.The evidence is seen in tiny iron ... Read more...

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Ancient mystery of red hats on giant Easter Island statues solved


September 7th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 7 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has solved the ancient mystery of why the odd-looking statues on the Easter Island statues wear red hats.Up to one thousand years ago, the ... Read more...

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New technique may reveal how Earth’s continents were arranged 2.5 billion years ago


June 8th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique that allows them to recover rare minerals from rocks, which may helps piece together how the Earth's continents were arranged 2.5 billion ... Read more...

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NASA orbiter to hunt for source of Martian methane in 2016


March 6th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 6 (ANI): NASA is planning to launch an orbiter in 2016 that could map methane on Mars and help settle whether the gas has a biological or geological origin.According ... Read more...

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Road to greater intelligence in modern humans was a long and winding one


December 8th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): New dating of an important hominid site in Ethiopia has suggested that the road to advanced cognition in modern humans was a long and winding one, and ... Read more...

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Volcanoes shook up Moons far side for far longer than previously believed


November 7th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): New images from the Japanese lunar satellite KAGUYA have revealed dark seas of volcanic rock that are as young as 2.5 million years old, which indicates that ... Read more...

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Barren ocean area may be teeming with marine life


September 23rd, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): An international team of earth scientists has reported movement of warmed sea water through the flat, Pacific Ocean floor off Costa Rica, which is greater than that ... Read more...

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Mars clay layer cake adds to evidence of the red planets watery past


August 8th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a Martian layer cake of clay minerals sliced open by an ancient channel adds to evidence of the red planets watery ... Read more...

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Major Indian basins are 500 million years older than previously believed


July 4th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Geologists have found strong evidence that a half-dozen major basins that are located south of New Delhi in India were formed a billion or more years ago, ... Read more...

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Molten rocks under Atlantic Ocean may shed light on break up of continents


March 28th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
London, March 28 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time explored a huge volume of molten rock frozen into the crust under the Atlantic Ocean, which might gives them a better ... Read more...

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Tibetan Plateau rose to its spectacular height in stages


March 25th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 25 (ANI): Geologists have gathered new evidence which indicates that the vast Tibetan Plateau rose to its spectacular height in stages, with uplift occurring first in the central plateau ... Read more...

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Micro-organisms could survive inside volcanic bubbles


February 8th, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by admin
London , Feb 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Gottingen in Germany have given evidence for the first time suggesting that micro-organisms could survive in gas bubbles within volcanic rock.The team ... Read more...

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Microbes could survive inside volcanic bubbles


February 8th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
London, February 8 (ANI): German researchers have unearthed evidence that microbes could survive inside gas bubbles within volcanic rock.Joachim Reitner of the University of Gottingen and his colleagues examined lava that had ... Read more...

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