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snail fossils in Myanmar
2014-09-16 03:00:48

Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona The Asian monsoon already existed 40 million years ago during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures, reports an international research team led by a University of Arizona geoscientist. Scientists thought the climate pattern known as the Asian monsoon began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. “It is surprising,” said lead author Alexis Licht, now a...

Image 1 - Geologist Discovers Strange Boulders In Atacama
2011-10-12 04:40:19

A geologist has discovered a geological process operating in a remote corner of northern Chile's Atacama Desert. University of Arizona geologist Jay Quade was starting to feel sick when he asked his colleagues Peter Reiners and Kendra Murray to stop their truck. Quade then noticed unusual half-ton to 8-ton boulders near the truck after stopping. The unusually smooth boulders, Quade said, were the result of two million years of seismic waves. The waves caused the boulders to...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin