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Geochemical Evidence Suggest Ancient Megafloods Eroded Tsangpo Gorge
2013-07-23 10:15:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dropping rapidly through the Himalaya Mountains on its way to the Bay of Bengal, the Yarlung-Tsangpo River in southern Asia loses about 7,000 feet of elevation through the precipitously steep Tsangpo Gorge. A new study from the University of Washington reveals the first geochemical evidence that the 150-mile long Tsangpo Gorge, possibly the world's deepest, was the conduit by which megafloods from glacial lakes drained suddenly and...

2013-07-11 14:43:04

A team of researchers from ETH Zurich, the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed an evidence-based model of violence in Jerusalem. The model explores alternative scenarios for the future of Jerusalem, in particular, their implications for the spatial distribution of violence in the city. Jerusalem is characterized by a continued level of territorial conflict. Rarely does a day go by without media reports...

2013-07-02 23:26:15

At its carefully designed and well-situated booth, Hotel Link Solutions Egypt & Libya attracted visitors curious to learn more about state-of-art technology solutions designed to enhance sales. Dubai (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Hotel Links Solutions, a global specialist in digital-marketing products for accommodation providers, formally launched its activities in North Africa with a booth at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai on May 6, 2013. The ATM is the tourism industry's...

New Bird Species Found In Cambodia Capitol
2013-06-26 10:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To discover new species, scientists often travel to the most remote jungle or the deepest ocean crevasse. However, conservationists recently spotted a new species simply strolling around the streets of Cambodia’s busy capital city, according to a report in the journal Forktail. Dubbed the Cambodian tailorbird, or Orthotomus chaktomuk, the formerly undescribed species was spotted in the bustling metropolis of Phnom Penh, and a number...


Latest Geography of Asia Reference Libraries

2014-04-18 10:27:02

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...

Kurilian Bobtail
2013-06-11 13:06:21

The Kurilian bobtail, also known as the Curilsk Bobtail or the Kurilean bobtail, among many other names, is a breed of domestic cat that is sometimes considered a breed group by some registries. The origin of this breed has been claimed by Kamchatka, Sakhalin Island, Russia, and Japan, but it is thought to have originated on the Kuril Islands. The first members of the breed occurred naturally on the islands as a shorthaired variant about two hundred years ago, but the modern variant has only...

Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

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2011-04-11 15:10:03

Yunnanosaurus, meaning "Yunnan lizard," is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early to Mid Jurassic Period. This was perhaps one of the last living prosauropods of the time. It was discovered by Yang Zhongjian in the Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China. The find consisted of twenty incomplete skeletons, including two skulls, and were excavated by Tsun Yi Wang. The type species, Y huangi, was named by C.C. Young in 1942, and created the family Yunnanosauridae based on the findings as a...

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2010-02-02 15:44:27

Lufengosaurus, meaning "Lufeng lizard", is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early and Middle Jurassic Period of what is now southwestern China. It was named by C. C. Young in 1941. The type species, L. huenei, was discovered in the Lower Lufeng Formation of the Yunnan Province in China. Young described and named a second species a few years later. This is one of the few prosauropod dinosaurs to survive from the Early Jurassic into the Middle Jurassic eras. Lufengosaurus was about 20...

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