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Distinctive Genetic Ancestries Found In Uros People Of Peru And Bolivia
2013-09-13 11:13:31

New genetic research led by the Genographic Project consortium shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that predates the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and may date back to the earliest settlement of the Altiplano, or high plain, of the central Andes some 3,700 years ago.

Odd "Sombrero" Uplift Observed In Andean Mountains Due To Magma Chamber
2012-10-12 15:10:30

Magma underneath the Earth’s crust is forcing the ground up at a certain spot, but at the same time sinking the ground around it. The result is something researchers are describing as the “sombrero uplift,” after the popular Mexican hat.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.