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Meteorite Fragments From The Tunguska Event
2013-05-05 06:19:14

A Russian scientist has reportedly found meteorite or asteroid fragments potentially linked to a mysterious explosion that took place over Siberia more than 100 years ago.

Meteor Strikes Like Russian Event Only Occur Once Every 10 To 30 Years
2013-02-15 17:22:17

As reports continue to stream in through various media outlets on injuries, damages, and the science behind such events, it seems this morning’s (February 15) meteor strike in Russia’s Ural Mountains region has left a pretty big impression far and wide.

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.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.