Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 12:51
According to a latest report, a new volcanic island has been recently formed in the Pacific Ocean. According to sources, this island has come into existence due to a recent eruption that spewed ash as well as lava fragments out and contributed to the making of another separate island in the Pacific Ocean.
It has also been revealed by the sources that this new island has been formed about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean.
Submitted by Safar Haddad on Wed, 11/20/2013 - 12:15
As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that a group of geologists have found the oldest large body of ancient water beneath the Chesapeake Bay.
Researchers from the U. S. Geological Survey were of the view that the water found was having salinity twice the level that has been found in modern seawater. "When we actually drilled and took the core back, we found that there was a large section of the core that had water in it that had about twice the salinity", said study researchers.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:23
According to a latest report, scientists who were studying the statistics and the environment of the west Antarctica have come across a serendipitous discovery about the heat buried underneath the sheets of ice. According to these researchers, the world's coldest continent comprises a blazing volcano over half a mile underneath the ice.
Doug Wiens, a professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis says that they were not at all expecting to find anything of this sort in the world's coldest continent.
Submitted by Gabriela Dantas on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:02
A 3,500-year-old lake may throw light on how life blooms in the severe cold conditions. This lake is considered to be the world's saltiest lake.
Deep Lake, in Antarctica's Vestfold Hills, is full of haloarchaea. Such a microbe is a single-celled and requires high concentration of salt for its growth. Scientists have revealed how the microbes live in water whose temperature rises up to 4 degrees Fahrenheit.