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2010-03-31 08:36:48

"Blindsnakes are not very pretty, are rarely noticed, and are often mistaken for earthworms," admits Blair Hedges, professor of biology at Penn State University. "Nonetheless, they tell a very interesting evolutionary story." Hedges and Nicolas Vidal, of the Mus©um National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, are co-leaders of the team that discovered that blindsnakes are one of the few groups of organisms that inhabited Madagascar when it broke from India about 100 million years ago and are...

2009-11-11 17:13:27

Geochemical analysis of rare ancient soil produces new paleoclimate data The Congo Basin "” with its massive, lush tropical rain forest "” was far different 150 million to 200 million years ago. At that time Africa and South America were part of the single continent Gondwana. The Congo Basin was arid, with a small amount of seasonal rainfall, and few bushes or trees populated the landscape, according to a new geochemical analysis of rare ancient soils. The geochemical analysis...

2008-10-14 00:00:33

BANGALORE: Take Earth Sciences to the grassroots and broadbase its reach by making it part of school curriculum. This is the primary objective of the Geological Society of India (GSI) as it gears up for its golden jubilee celebrations to be held at IISc's National Science Seminar Complex on Sunday and Monday. The celebrations also include technical sessions by geological scientists from India and abroad on the pressing earth science issues. Seven books will be released on the occasion....

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2006-05-25 07:52:38

Like pieces in a giant jigsaw puzzle, continents have split, drifted and merged again many times throughout Earth's history, but geologists haven't understood the mechanism behind the moves. A new study now offers evidence that continents sometimes break along preexisting lines of weakness created when small chunks of land attach to a larger continent. The paper - the cover story in the latest issue of Geology, the journal of the Geological Society of America - is the first to provide an...