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2014-03-03 15:21:05

A failed Saharan Atlantic Ocean rift zone Break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana about 130 Million years ago could have lead to a completely different shape of the African and South American continent with an ocean south of today's Sahara desert, as geoscientists from the University of Sydney and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences have shown through the use of sophisticated plate tectonic and three-dimensional numerical modelling. The study highlights the importance of rift...

Bering Land Bridge Was Home To Early Natives For 10,000 Years: Study
2014-02-28 09:47:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After the ancestors of modern day Native Americans left Asia, they spent approximately 10,000 years living in the shrubby lowlands of the Bering land bridge, according to genetic and environmental evidence. There is no available archaeological evidence, however, because it drowned beneath the Bering Sea when the sea levels rose about 18,000 years ago. Dennis O'Rourke, a University of Utah anthropologist, worked with archaeologist...

Earliest Known Scorpion Fossil Discovered In South Africa
2013-09-03 12:41:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists publishing a study in the journal African Invertebrate say they have discovered a 350-million-year-old fossilized scorpion. The specimen, discovered in rocks from the Devonian Witteberg Group near Grahamstown, is a new species of scorpion called Gondwanascorpio emzantsiensis. Dr Robert Gess, from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University, discovered the specimen, which is said to be the oldest known land-living...

Unique Dinosaur Roamed The Desert Of Supercontinent Pangea
2013-06-25 09:03:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pangaea, a single supercontinent existing from 300-200 million years ago, dominated the Earth during the Permian era with animal and plant life dispersed broadly across the land. This disbursement is documented by identical fossil species found on multiple modern continents. A new study, from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, supports the idea that Pangaea had an isolated desert at the center of the supercontinent with unique...

2013-06-21 08:21:10

CALGARY, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - (TSXV: ROZ) - Rodinia Oil Corp. ("Rodinia") announces that its strategic review process being conducted with its financial advisor has now ended without success. On September 18, 2012, Rodinia announced that it had engaged CIBC World Markets Inc. ("CIBC") as exclusive financial advisor to assist the Board of Directors' Special Committee in exploring and evaluating a range of strategic alternatives with the view to maximizing shareholder...

2013-05-29 16:22:12

CALGARY, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - (TSX-V: ROZ) - Rodinia Oil Corp. ("Rodinia") today released its first quarter 2013 financial and operating results. A copy of Rodinia's unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") can be accessed either at www.sedar.com or on Rodinia's website. About Rodinia Oil Corp.  Rodinia is an international oil and gas exploration corporation.  The Common Shares are listed for...

2013-04-22 08:20:22

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, "The Eurasian Media Forum over 10 years since its inception has grown into a unique dialogue platform of global level for an exchange of opinions on the most important issues of the present. On the forum fields leading experts from all across the world form a global intellectual response to modern challenges of the 21st century." (Photo:...

2013-04-18 08:28:44

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11(th) Eurasian Media Forum will take place in the Kazakh capital city of Astana on April 25 and 26, 2013.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130418/610565-a )      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130418/610565-b )      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130418/610565-c ) The Eurasian Media Forum (EAMF) is a non-political organisation...

Pieces Of Lost Continent Discovered Buried Beneath Indian Ocean
2013-02-25 10:34:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tales of submerged or ℠lost´ areas of land have been prevalent in popular culture since the days of Plato. Yet, while we never found the lost city of Atlantis, an international group of scientists has found evidence of an ancient micro-continent resting beneath two islands in the Indian Ocean. Until around 750 million years ago, all of the dry land on Earth was collected into a single continent called Rodinia, the older...

2012-08-14 14:21:36

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the 8(th) Annual Eurasia International Film Festival slated to open the week of Sept. 17 to 22 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, stars like Dennis Haysbert will fly into the Central Asian Republic to discover first-hand the filmmaking opportunities in the area's largest emerging economy. Oscar-nominated producer Wolfgang Petersen, who helmed the classic "Das Boot" and brought "Troy" and "Perfect Storm" to the screen among other films, will...


Latest Supercontinents Reference Libraries

North America
2013-02-18 15:40:12

North America is a continent completely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost completely within the Western Hemisphere. It’s also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It’s bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. This continent covers an area of approximately 9,540,000 sq miles, about 4.8 percent of the plants surface or about...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:08:04

The Paleoproterozoic is the first of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 2.5 billion to 1.6 billion years ago (Ga). This period is marked by the first stabilization of the continents, and also when cyanobacteria--a type of bacteria that uses biochemical processes of photosynthesis to produce oxygen--evolved. Experts have found paleontological evidence that during at least part of the Paleoproterozoic era, about 1.8 Ga, the earth year was about 450 days long, with days...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-10-22 14:17:38

The Archean (formerly Archaeozoic) is a geologic eon between the Hadean and Proterozoic eons. The Archean Eon begins at roughly 3.8 billion years ago (Ga) and ends at about 2.5 Ga. But unlike all other geological ages, which are based on stratigraphy, The Archean eon is defined chronometrically. The lower boundary of 3.8 Ga has also not been officially recognized by the International Commission on Stratigraphy. The name Archean is derived from the ancient Greek (Arkhe), meaning...

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