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Massive Meteor Explodes Over Russia: Buildings Damaged, Hundreds Injured
2013-02-15 08:57:01

A meteor streaked across Russia’s early morning skies on Friday before violently exploding, sending a rain of debris onto the Earth below. The flash and boom shattered windows and meteor particles left damage in its wake, injuring more than 900 people in the Ural Mountains region.

Farming Arrived In Stone Age Europe Via Near East Migrants
2013-02-12 12:25:25

The seeds for the rise of Western civilization were planted when humans living in Europe began to adopt farming, a more efficient and reliable way to supply food, as opposed to hunting and gathering.

Algae Fossils Help Unlock Climate Change Secrets
2013-01-23 10:46:06

A new study has traced glacial ice entering the ocean along the western Antarctic Peninsula using a unique 12,000-year record of microscopic marine algae fossils.

Anthropocene Continues To Instigate Scientific Debate
2012-11-01 13:07:36

GSA Annual Meeting Technical Session: "Geomorphology of the Anthropocene"

Clam Shells Record Climate Events Over Past Thousand Years
2012-10-02 15:05:18

Modern climatologists have access to a wide array of technological tools, but an international team looking to study climate events from the past thousand years has decided to utilize something a little more old school.

Desert Climate In West US Affected By Ancient Water Cycle
2012-09-28 09:06:29

A study led by researchers from Texas A&M University's Department of Oceanography looks back at the water cycle that affected the Western United States in an era dating back some 20,000 years.

Climate Of Northern Europe Reconstructed Of The Past 2,000 Years
2012-07-09 12:23:11

The calculations prepared by Mainz scientists will also influence the way current climate change is perceived

Tree Rings Tell The Tale Of Drought History
2012-07-03 11:58:11

Pitt scientists also discover unexpected complexity to the US West's patterns of drought during the Middle Ages.

Oldest Neolithic Bow Discovered In Europe At La Draga Neolithic Site In Banyoles
2012-06-29 11:39:45

Archaeological research carried out at the Neolithic site of La Draga, near the lake of Banyoles, has yielded the discovery of an item which is unique in the western Mediterranean and Europe.

Eemian Period Is A Poor Analogue For Current Climate Change
2012-06-15 04:34:14

The Eemian interglacial period that began some 125,000 years ago is often used as a model for contemporary climate change.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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