volcanic rocks

Weird rock ‘ice-shelf’ floating in Pacific


August 12th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) A gigantic cluster of floating volcanic rocks, made up of lightweight pumice expelled from an underwater volcano and spread over 26,000 sq km, has been spotted ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists say earth makeup differs from sun


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Scientists are rejecting a century-old assumption that the earth has the same chemical makeup as the sun."This theory is based on the idea that everything in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mesothelioma - Rare cancer in central Turkey wipes out half of three villages


November 6th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by BNO News
ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- Half of the deaths in a small Turkish village located in its central region have been caused by a rare type of cancer, mesothelioma, local officials said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Icebergs bombed by asteroids 600mn-yrs-ago ‘created early life’


October 20th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): University of Adelaide researchers have found evidence of ancient icebergs mixed in with volcanic rocks, which were spewed out when an asteroid hit the Earth between 635-542 million ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First dynamic model ‘to explain’ mystery of Mount Etna


October 8th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): The first dynamic model to explain the mystery of the largest and most fascinating volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, has been developed.Internationally renowned geophysicist Dr Wouter Schellart's results ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New research improves odds of finding diamonds


July 15th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): New research led by a University of Houston professor could help improve the odds of finding diamonds by focusing future searches in particular areas.Kevin Burke, professor of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists target American East Coast rocks for locking away CO2


January 5th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have said that buried volcanic rocks along the heavily populated coasts of New York, New Jersey and New England, as well as further ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Archaeologists discover Syria’s largest volcanic cave


January 5th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a 50,000-year-old volcanic cave in Syria, which is the largest of its kind in the country.According to a report by the Global Arab Network, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists put to rest controversy regarding Earth’s magnetic field


October 3rd, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): Scientists have put a certain controversy to rest, by ascertaining that in ancient times, the Earth's magnetic field was structured like the two-pole model of today, which suggests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Variations in Earth’s magnetic field maybe due to ebb and flow of world’s oceans


June 15th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new research by scientists in the US has linked variations in the Earth's magnetic field with the ebb and flow of the world's oceans.The origin and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Volcanic eruptions triggered mass extinctions, climate change


June 5th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Massive volcanic eruptions in ancient times triggered rapid climate change and mass extinctions, by ejecting colossal volumes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. "We have carefully dated minerals contained ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists solve mystery of Earth’s leaky mantle


May 28th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Researchers at Rice University and Harvard University, US, have developed a new model to explain how noble gases - elements like helium, neon and argon - are lost ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Volcanic ash may have helped ancient Roman complex to survive 3 quakes


May 14th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A new research has suggested that sandy ash produced by a volcano that erupted 456,000 years ago might have helped a huge ancient Roman complex survive intact for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists uncover evidence to show earth has cooled


October 24th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered evidence that the earth's core has cooled considerably over the last three billion years, sparking questions about whether plate tectonic movement is only a relatively ... 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...

Posted in National |

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...

Posted in National |

Icelandic volcanoes help scientists understand potential effects of eruptions


July 15th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Scientists have mapped an elaborate maze of magma chambers that lie beneath Iceland''s volcanoes, which could one day help in better understanding of how earthquakes and volcanic ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Undersea volcanic rocks offer vast repository for globe-warming CO2


July 15th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A group of scientists has used deep ocean-floor drilling and experiments to show that volcanic rocks off the West Coast and elsewhere might be used to securely ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Geochemical signature found only in Indian Ocean discovered in Arctic Ocean


May 1st, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Scientists probing volcanic rocks from deep under the frozen surface of the Arctic Ocean have discovered a special geochemical signature until now found only in the Indian ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Brit youngsters clueless about their traditional foods!


April 17th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 17 (ANI): It looks like older Britons have not been successful in passing on their culinary heritage to the new generation, for according to a new survey, the nations ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New plan to increase ocean’s natural ability to suck up CO2


December 9th, 2007 - 11:43 am ICT by admin
Washington, December 9 (ANI): Scientists have evolved a new idea to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere building water treatment plants that would enhance the ocean's natural ability to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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