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Earth's Origins May Be Explained Through Mantle's 'Hidden Flux'
2013-07-17 14:46:32

One of the more popular theories surrounding the formation of the planets involves the countless collisions of smaller objects in orbit around the sun 4.5 billion years ago. However, proponents of that theory are missing one thing: the Earth's chemical composition is distinctly different from the meteors that are currently striking the planet.

Collision Between India and Asia Occurred 10 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought
2013-02-06 13:32:55

India collided with Asia, creating the Himalayas, 10 million years later than previously thought, according to new research published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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