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Scientists to hold back time for one second on June 30

The last minute of June 30, 2012 is destined to be 61 seconds long, as timekeepers will add a “leap second” to compensate for the wibbly-wobbly movements of our world Continue reading “Scientists to hold back time for one second on June 30” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, June 22nd, 2012
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Elephant seals help reveal Antarctic melting slower than thought

Elephant seals are helping scientists to determine critical information about Antarctic melting and future sea level rise Continue reading “Elephant seals help reveal Antarctic melting slower than thought” More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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Gases released during giant volcanic eruptions could deplete ozone layer

Giant volcanic eruptions in Nicaragua over the past 70,000 years could have injected enough gases into the atmosphere to temporarily thin the ozone layer Continue reading “Gases released during giant volcanic More...

By BioNews On Saturday, December 31st, 2011
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New island born in Red Sea after volcanic activity

A new island is forming in the Red Sea in the Zubair archipelago resulting from a volcanic activity Continue reading “New island born in Red Sea after volcanic activity” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
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Huge `basin-forming` impact from asteroid behind Mercury’s wobbly orbit

Scientists believe that Mercury’s wobbly orbit could have been caused by an asteroid impact so huge that it left a basin in the planet’s surface Continue reading “Huge `basin-forming` impact from asteroid More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
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New images of Pacific Ocean capture destruction of underwater mountains

New images from the depths of the Pacific Ocean have revealed the destruction of massive underwater mountains as one of Earth’s most violent processes Continue reading “New images of Pacific Ocean capture More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
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Dead sea died 120,000 years ago

Sediments found after drilling into the core of the Dead Sea have revealed that the lake almost disappeared 120,000 years ago Continue reading “Dead sea died 120,000 years ago” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
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Early Earth may have been more vulnerable to catastrophic glaciation

Early earth may have been more vulnerable to catastrophic deep freezes than previously thought, a new study has revealed Continue reading “Early Earth may have been more vulnerable to catastrophic glaciation” More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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Antarctic ice sheet formed by fall in carbon dioxide levels

Studies of molecules from ancient algae found in deep-sea core samples suggest that the Antarctic ice sheet was formed due to a drop in carbon dioxide levels Continue reading “Antarctic ice sheet formed by More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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Earth did not always have oxygen since inception

An international team of researchers has found that the appearance of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere probably did not occur as a single event Continue reading “Earth did not always have oxygen since inception” More...