Submitted by Karan Gosal on Sun, 11/29/2015 - 05:23
The intensity of Earth’s magnetic field has declined a bit over the past few million years but magnetic poles are not about to switch places, according to a new study published in the most recent edition of Science World Report.
According to Science World Report, found that the polarity of the field will not change in the near future as had been previously suspected, despite notable decline in magnetic field’s intensity.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 11/28/2015 - 10:16
Researchers have outlined in a new study that earth’s magnetic field will not flip its polarity any time soon. A catastrophic flip of the magnetic poles will not happen at least for 1,000 years, the study indicated.
A research in past suggested that weakness in intensity of planet’s geomagnetic field was observed. This weakness could mean that our home planet’s magnetic poles could flip in near future, as per the previous research. It also indicated that the geomagnetic field’s strength has been fading from last 200 years.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:36
Fossils of an exceptionally rare dinosaur is expected to fetch up to half a million pounds during an auction. The skeleton is almost complete and belongs to a young dinosaur and is believed to be the most complete juvenile of Allosaurus discovered so far.
The fossils of the rare juvenile Allosaurus are on display at Summer Place Auctions in Billingshurst, west Sussex, which will be sold in their Evolution Auction.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 09:38
Meteors mainly known as 'shooting stars', are quite common than most people think. In fact, a display is going on presently, courtesy of 2 Taurid meteor showers, which you can only witness when you know where to look and when.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 10:01
Every unearthed ancient dinosaur bone has hold clues to the animal's life on earth. Earlier in June, a fossilized tyrannosaur bone was unearthed by researchers in Lance Formation of Wyoming. The 66-million-year-old bone is providing new clues about Tyrannosaurus rex's cannibalistic ways. Analysis of the bone is suggesting that the dinosaur was sometimes cannibalistic.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 09:29
A new research conducted by research team at Johns Hopkins University has suggested that the process of diamond formation may not be as rare as previously believed. However, the research paper, published in the journal Nature Communications, has said the diamonds thus formed are minute. Most of these diamonds are of a few microns.
For the research project, Johns Hopkins University geochemist Dimitri A. Sverjensky was helped by graduate student Fang Huang. Researchers discovered that the birth of diamonds can take place in a relatively simple natural chemical reaction.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:09
Hunter artifacts dating back towards the end of the Ice Age have been discovered in Jersey. A group of archaeologists have discovered the oldest known art in England that includes stone pieces carved with crisscrossed lines.
Though similar artifacts were found belonging to the same era in continental Europe, it is the first time that such a thing has been found in the British Isles. As per archaeologists, artifacts collection is at least 14,000 years old.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 12:32
A report of CBS Denver showed that a massive crack has been found in Wyoming. Geologists believed that the crack found in rural area near Ten Sleep in north central Wyoming is result of a landslide, as per the report.
The size of the crack is about 750 yards long by 50 yards wide. While talking to CBS Denver about the crack, Chamois Andersen from the Wyoming State Geological Survey said she has seen photos of the newly discovered crack.
Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:41
A team of researchers found that the inner core of the earth was formed about 1-1.5 billion years ago. The inner core is the earth's deepest layer and a relatively recent addition to our planet, said researchers.
Scientists from the University Of Liverpool, UK, along with colleagues analyzed magnetic records from ancient igneous rocks. They found that there was a sharp increase in the strength of the earth’s magnetic field between 1 and 1.5 billion years ago.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:33
According to a new study, iron-bearing rocks that formed at the ocean floor 3.2 billion years ago carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen. University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientists said that the only logical source for that oxygen is the earliest known example of photosynthesis by living organisms.
Clark Johnson, a professor of geoscience at UW-Madison and a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, said that the rocks from 3.4 billion years ago have shown that the ocean contained basically no free oxygen.