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2014-06-16 09:28:17

Royal Holloway, University of London Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analysing an area of the Atlantic near the Strait of Gibraltar, according to research published today (Friday, 13 June) in the journal Science. An expedition of scientists, jointly led by Dr Javier Hernandez-Molina, from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, examined core samples from the...

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2009-12-10 09:55:00

The Mediterranean Sea was filled with water in only two years after a huge flood 5.33 million years ago, says a new study published on Wednesday. Sea water poured in through the Strait of Gibraltar at a pace three times faster than the current of the Amazon River, wrote the report, available in the journal Nature. 5.6 million years ago the Mediterranean Sea was detached from the world's oceans and was practically without water due to evaporation, the study wrote. "The Atlantic waters found a...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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