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Scientists find several new species in deep water off Australian Coast

Scientists find several new species in deep water off Australian Coast

A team of international scientists has discovered a number of new marine species in one of the most unexplored ecosystems in the world, the deep water off Australia.

More than three dozen scientists, including some from Museums Victoria and the CSIRO, explored on the dark abyss with crushing environment nearly 4000 meters below the surface using a vessel named Investigator.

During the one-month expedition, the Investigator visited a total of seven Commonwealth marine reserves from the Freycinet Peninsula to the Coral Sea off Queensland.

Volcanologists Reveal Interesting Information After Analyzing Crystals Deep Inside a Volcano

Volcanologists Reveal Interesting Information After Analyzing Crystals Deep Inside a Volcano

After checking crystals once deep inside a volcano, researchers are confident that they can better predict many factors that are linked to timing of eruption of a volcano. Volcanologists worked on an interesting project have published a research paper in journal Science after checking magma reservoir that lies below New Zealand's Mount Tarawera volcano. The research team added that before its eruption, a volcano offers many signals and it will be important to decipher those signals if we have to improve our prediction about volcanic eruptions.

Well Preserved young bird fossils with exceptional details found in Burmese amber

Well Preserved young bird fossils with exceptional details found in Burmese amber

Researchers have found fossils of young bird with remarkable details locked in Burmese amber. The Burmese amber has managed to well preserve fossils with most of skull and neck. The fossil also includes a partial wing, claws, soft tissue of the tail and hindlimbs. The research team reported that fossils belong to juvenile enantiornithine birds. The bird could be just a few days old when it got trapped in amber. Complete details of the research team findings have been published in the journal Gondwana Research.

Researchers discover first evidence of life on land

Researchers discover first evidence of life on land

Fossil evidence of early life discovered decades ago in old hot spring deposits in the Pilbara area of Western Australia is expected to shed more light on the evolution of early life on Earth.

After making a fresh analysis of the fossil, researchers estimated that the fossil evidence dates back almost 3.48 billion years. The estimated date of the fossil extends the previous known evidence of life at land-based hot springs on our planet by nearly 3 billion years.

Neanderthals inhabited China before arrival of modern humans: Study

The Neanderthals inhabited China before arrival of modern humans: study

A fresh analysis of two skulls found in central China back in 2007 and 2014 has shed light on the ancient humans who inhabited the region before the arrival of modern humans.

While the Neanderthals’ existence in Europe and western Asia before the arrival of Homo sapiens has long been known to scientists, knowledge of equivalent populations of the Neanderthals in East and Central Asia has been scarce.

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Ancient Neanderthal Still Influences our Genes

Ancient Neanderthal Still Influences our Genes

Neanderthal DNA still has a profound impact on our genes, as per a new analysis conducted by researchers. Modern human race in Europe and Asia inherits nearly 2 percent of their genome to Neanderthal DNA. However, researchers now claim that Neanderthal DNA has a strong impact on how our genes work today. Neanderthals went extinct nearly 30,000 years back but possibly due to interbreeding that happened between Home sapiens and Neanderthals, modern day humans have genetic connection with Neanderthals.

Lost Continent Zealandia Discovered by Scientists Under Pacific Ocean

Lost Continent Discovered by Scientists Under Pacific Ocean

Scientist have claimed to discover eighth continent with much of its region under the Pacific Ocean, near New Zealand. The continent named as Zealandia by research team has majority of its region under the ocean while some of its parts are in modern day New Zealand, New Caledonia and some regions above the water in the Pacific Ocean. The research team added that nearly 94 percent of the continent is currently under water and it stretches nearly 1.9 million square miles.

Archaeologists discover another Dead Sea Scroll cave

Archaeologists discover another Dead Sea Scroll cave

A team of archaeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Liberty University in Virginia claimed to have discovered a cave that was reportedly used by Jews of the Second Temple era to hide scrolls containing copies of the Hebrew Bible and other ancient texts.

Humans Arrived in North America Nearly 10,000 Years Earlier than Past Estimates: Study

Humans Arrived in North America Nearly 10,000 Years Earlier than Past Estimates: Study

Humans arrived in North America nearly 14,000 years ago as per earlier estimates but a new research conducted by researchers from Université de Montréal' and University of Oxford claims that humans might have reached North America around 24,000 years ago. The study team made these claims after evaluating animal bones found in the northwestern Yukon's Bluefish caves in Canada. The bones have imprints from human-made tools. Some of the bones found in the northwestern Yukon's Bluefish caves are as old as 24,000 years.

Mysterious Call from Mariana Trench Could Have been from Minke Whale: Research

Mysterious Call from Mariana Trench Could Have been from Minke Whale: Research

Mysterious call from the depths of Mariana Trench recorded earlier, has been identified as per a new research paper published by Oregon State University. Researchers have been trying to figure out the source of that mysterious sound recorded from Mariana Trench. The research team claims that the sound could have been a call from minke whale, a type of baleen whale. The call recorded by researchers from Mariana Trench has frequency range from 38 hertz to 8,000 hertz.

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