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Meteors are much more common than most people think

Meteors are much more common than most people think

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.

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66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex Bone could reveal about Dinosaur's Cannibalistic Ways

66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex Bone could reveal about Dinosaur's Cannibalistic Ways

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.

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Diamond-formation process may not be as rare as believed: Research

Diamond-formation process may not be as rare as believed: Research

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.

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Oldest known art in Britain discovered

Oldest known art in Britain discovered

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.

Massive Crack found in North Central Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountrains

Massive Crack found in North Central Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountrains

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.

Earth’s Inner Core is 1-1.5 Billion Years Old, say Researchers

Earth’s Inner Core is 1-1.5 Billion Years Old, say Researchers

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.

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Study shows 3.2 billion-year-old Iron-bearing rocks carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen

Study shows 3.2 billion-year-old Iron-bearing rocks carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen

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.

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Rise in global sea levels faster than Expected

Rise in global sea levels faster than Expected

According to researchers, rise in global sea levels is faster than previously thought. It is on account of increasing temperatures as a result of burning fossil fuels. The researchers also said that a rise of at least 3-feet is probably 'unavoidable'.

According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists, since 1992, global sea levels have risen nearly 3 inches on average. Some areas have even seen an increase of up to 9 inches. The oceans are expanding due to heat and melting ice.

People still trying to reset a frontier in Mississippi

People still trying to reset a frontier in Mississippi

Almost a decade has been passed to the incident when the destructive hurricane Katrina devastated the coastal areas of Mississippi. Today, communities in the area have more people than they had before the storm, but the areas closest to the waters are still struggling to recover.

The place which was once filled with houses and a small condominium complex, South Seashore Avenue in Long Beach, was destroyed by wind and waves in 2005. From beach highway to railroad track, everything was paralleling the shorelines.

Scientists discover ancient underwater volcanoes

Scientists discover ancient underwater volcanoes

According to reports, researchers have found a cluster of submerged volcanoes that are expected to be nearly 50 million years old. The volcanoes have been discovered about 250 kilometres off the coast of Sydney.

The discovery was made unexpectedly when Australian researchers were searching for lobster larvae. As per reports, the four enormous underwater volcanoes were found with the help of sonar mapping of the sea floor.

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