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volcano Unknown eruption
2014-09-22 03:00:58

New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years – the so-called 'Unknown eruption' – thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists at the University of Bristol.

lassie
2014-09-14 03:00:47

The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University.

Is The Fossil Record Too Incomplete?
2014-09-04 03:17:32

Do all the millions of fossils in museums around the world give a balanced view of the history of life, or is the record too incomplete to be sure?

marine crocodilian
2014-08-23 03:00:34

The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years.

Swimming Behaviors Of Triassic Sea Creatures Identified Based On Paddle Print Fossils
2014-06-12 07:48:30

Scientists have debated how nothosaurs swam for a long time. One theory is the reptiles used their paddle-like feet to row with a back-and-forth motion. A second theory has the dinosaurs sweeping their forepaddles in a figure-eight motion

2014-06-11 09:44:35

Wireless data connections that exploit millimetre wave radio spectrum (30GHz to 300GHz) are expected to be used in worldwide 5G networks from 2020.

2014-04-23 09:30:59

Neuroscientists have discovered a brain pathway that underlies the emotional behaviors critical for survival.

2014-04-11 12:09:08

With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end ‘extreme poverty’ by 2030.

2014-04-09 16:34:00

The most comprehensive study ever to be carried out into adoption in England has confirmed that the rate of breakdown is lower than anticipated, but it also reveals a stark picture of the problems faced by families.

2014-04-07 10:53:15

Scientific uncertainty has been described as a 'monster' that prevents understanding and delays mitigative action in response to climate change.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.