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Mysterious Fairy Circles In Africa The Work Of Sand Termites
2013-03-29 08:39:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mysterious crop circles started appearing in regular fashion across the UK in the 1970s, leading to many theories about their origin. As they grew in popularity, and began taking on very peculiar shapes, sizes and design patterns, many pointed to the stars, blaming ET for the crop-damaging, yet extraordinarily-elaborate patterns in the fields of the English countryside. And as these spherical designs became more and more elaborate,...

Life Cycles Of Mysterious 'Fairy Circles' In Nambia Characterized
2012-06-28 08:37:44

Bare patches in grass have life spans of 24 to 75 years The grasslands in Namibia are home to so-called "fairy circles" - circular bare spots, usually surrounded by a ring of taller grass — of unknown origin. These circles are described and characterized in a report published June 27 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The author, Walter Tschinkel of Florida State University, showed that the circles are not permanent, and go through a birth, maturation, and death process. The life...