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February 1, 2012
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First Plants Caused Ice Ages

*New research reveals how the arrival of the first plants 470 million years ago triggered a series of ice ages. Led by the Universities of Exeter and Oxford, the study is published in Nature Geoscience.* The team set out to … Continue reading

September 15, 2011
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USGS Releases Resource Estimate for Afghanistan Rare Earth Prospect

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates at least 1 million metric tonnes of rare earth element resources within the Khanneshin carbonatite in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. This estimate comes from a 2009-2011 USGS study funded by the Department of Defense’s Task … Continue reading

August 4, 2011
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WHOI Study Reports Microbes Consumed Oil in Gulf Slick at Unexpected Rates

More than a year after the largest oil spill in history, perhaps the dominant lingering question about the Deepwater Horizon spill is, “What happened to the oil?” Now, in the first published study to explain the role of microbes in … Continue reading

June 5, 2011
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River Mystery Solved

*Scientists discover how “Didymo” algae bloom in pristine waters with few nutrients* The pristine state of unpolluted waterways may be their downfall, according to research results published in a paper this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. A species … Continue reading

January 8, 2011
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Widespread Ancient Ocean “Dead Zones” Challenged Early Life

*Persistent lack of oxygen in Earth’s oceans affected animal evolution* The oceans became oxygen-rich as they are today about 600 million years ago, during Earth’s Late Ediacaran Period. Before that, most scientists believed until recently, the ancient oceans were relatively … Continue reading

November 2, 2010
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New Evidence Supports Snowball Earth as Trigger for Early Animal Evolution

*Spike in ancient marine phosphorus concentrations linked to emergence of complex life* Biogeochemists have found new evidence linking “Snowball Earth” glacial events to the rise of early animals. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Study results … Continue reading

July 4, 2010
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Walnuts: Its Amazing Health Benefits

Health benefits of walnuts have been known since time immemorial. Hippocrates and Avicenna mentioned them in the treatment of various diseases. In addition, the ancients thought that they stimulate mental activity. Anna Protsenko, a nutritionist, told MedPulse.ru.   “Walnuts contain … Continue reading