5.5-million-year-old cave holds prehistoric secrets few people have ever seen

May 24, 2016 by  
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A cave in eastern Romania has a unique environment that is hostile, and potentially deadly, for humans but makes a perfect home for all sorts of prehistoric invertebrates. The Movile Cave, located a few miles from the Black Sea, was sealed for more than five million years when it was discovered in the mid-1980s and, to date, fewer than 100 people have been allowed to enter. So far—48 species of creatures have been found living in the depths of the treacherous cave, most of which do not exist anywhere…

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Climate change is destroying the planet at a rate unseen in the last 66 million years

March 22, 2016 by  
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Research has given new clues to understanding the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a catastrophic world-warming event that took place 56 million years ago. The data shows the mysterious rise of atmospheric carbon took place over a relatively short period of time, killing huge swaths of marine organisms in the process. Now, according to an alarming story in the Washington Post , modern civilization is pumping out carbon at 10 times that rate. Read the rest of Climate change is destroying the planet at a rate unseen in the last 66 million years

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World’s largest motorcycle manufacturer brings a lush solar-powered oasis to India

March 22, 2016 by  
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Ancient Antarctic Ice Could Reveal Clues to Earth’s Climate 1.5 Million Years Ago

November 7, 2013 by  
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  Image © Shutterstock Swiss scientists from the University of Bern are hoping that a 3 km long cross-section of Antarctic ice could reveal new information about climate change throughout the Earth’s history. Over the ages, built-up snow and air have been compressed into thick layers of ice that serve as a permanent record of global temperatures and the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. Researchers believe that a new expedition would be able to extract ice cores dating back 1.5 million years, almost twice as far back as the current oldest samples, which extend 800,000 years. Read the rest of Ancient Antarctic Ice Could Reveal Clues to Earth’s Climate 1.5 Million Years Ago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient Earth climate , Antarctic expedition , antarctica , Climate Change , climate research , Earth climate cycles , global temperatures , greenhouse gases , Ice Age , ice core , million year old ice        

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Ancient Antarctic Ice Could Reveal Clues to Earth’s Climate 1.5 Million Years Ago

November 7, 2013 by  
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  Image © Shutterstock Swiss scientists from the University of Bern are hoping that a 3 km long cross-section of Antarctic ice could reveal new information about climate change throughout the Earth’s history. Over the ages, built-up snow and air have been compressed into thick layers of ice that serve as a permanent record of global temperatures and the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. Researchers believe that a new expedition would be able to extract ice cores dating back 1.5 million years, almost twice as far back as the current oldest samples, which extend 800,000 years. Read the rest of Ancient Antarctic Ice Could Reveal Clues to Earth’s Climate 1.5 Million Years Ago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient Earth climate , Antarctic expedition , antarctica , Climate Change , climate research , Earth climate cycles , global temperatures , greenhouse gases , Ice Age , ice core , million year old ice        

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Dwarfism Caused by Global Warming Millions of Years Ago Could Happen Again

November 5, 2013 by  
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The first record of mammals shrinking significantly in size was 55 million years ago during a 200,000 year period known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM). Now,  University of Michigan paleontologist  Philip Gingerich  has discovered that another period of shrinking occurred 2 million years later during the Eocene Thermal Maximum 2 (ETM2). The discovery that this evolutionary reaction to extreme global warming has already happened twice has led scientists to believe that it could happen again if temperatures on Earth continue to increase as they have been. Read the rest of Dwarfism Caused by Global Warming Millions of Years Ago Could Happen Again Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal dwarfism , early primates , fossil discovery in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin , fossilized jaw bones and teeth , mammalian dwarfism , palaeontologist Philip Gingerich , prehistoric horses and deer        

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A Dinosaur’s Ancestor Walked Here…250 Million Years Ago

October 9, 2010 by  
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A dinosaur skeleton at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York. This animal lived tens of millions of years after its recently discovered predecessor

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Tracking the Extinctions and Adaptations Around Us

August 10, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Wikimedia Commons The last great extinction occurred sixty five million years ago. You can visit the exact point on earth where it started, on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. The Chicxulub crater , more than 110 miles in diameter, was formed by the enormous impact of a meteor the size of San Francisco hitting the earth

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CO2 Linked To Ice Ages & Past Global Climate Changes

June 17, 2010 by  
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photo: Dominic Alves via flickr Taking a look back to past global climate changes, researchers led by Timothy Herbert of Brown University have determined that for at least the past 2.7 million years tropical temperatures have “changed in lockstep” with the cyclical spread and retreat of ice sheets, and that CO2 has been the main factor dictating global climate patterns.

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Scientists Attempt to Resurrect Extinct Giant Ox

February 1, 2010 by  
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Photo: The Art Archive Two million years ago, an enormous species of ox, called Aurochs , emerged from regions of northern India and migrated into Europe, long before the arrival of humans. Their massive size, standing at a height of over 6 feet, and 4 foot long horns inspired the earliest artists , painting them in the caves of Lascaux, France

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