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neanderthals volcano
2015-03-23 16:09:46

Scientists have been debating for a long time the significance of the eruption of the Italian volcano Companian Ignimbrite 40,000 years ago in the ultimate extinction of Neanderthals, with some arguing that perhaps it didn’t contribute to the Neanderthals’ demise at all.

2015-03-23 12:24:41

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC Pink: PATCA) today announced that its Paint Creek Complex has temporarily idled coal production at both the Samples

2015-03-22 12:20:16

Revolutionizing subsea field architecture from concept to delivery and beyond HOUSTON, March 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Technologies, Inc.

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2015-03-22 11:11:24

Have you ever wondered what causes the entire Earth to freeze up and enter an ice age? According to this new study, it's not planetary wobbles like previously thought.

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2015-03-20 11:46:16

Step right up, folks! See Mercury, the incredible shrinking planet!

mercury
2015-03-19 14:57:13

Since 2011, NASA’s MESSENGER probe has been orbiting and gathering data on Mercury and the latest published research based on mission data has revealed never-before-seen features on our Solar System’s third planet.

lunar volcanic eruption
2015-03-19 14:29:08

A team of scientists have discovered that a volcanic eruption on the Moon was much larger than previously thought – with debris from the eruption covering an area about the size of South Carolina.

2015-03-18 20:22:16

In the news release, Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Flat in February: Platts' Bentek Energy, issued 18-Mar-2015 by Platts over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company

2015-03-18 16:23:40

TSX:SLW NYSE:SLW VANCOUVER, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Silver Wheaton Corp.

2015-03-18 08:23:31

VANCOUVER, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Rye Patch Gold Corp (TSX.V: RPM; OTCQX: RPMGF; FWB: 5TN) (the "Company" or "Rye Patch") announces it has received approval of its plan of operations


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

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