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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Huge Indian Ocean quakes in April triggered massive aftershocks

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Massive Indian Ocean tremors, part of tectonic plate break-up, triggered large aftershocks thousands of kilometres away Big quakes show newcracks in sea floor Planet ... erupted beneath the Indian Ocean, far from the usual danger zones. Now scientists say the seafloor ruptures are part of a long suspected, yet never before observed, event: the splitting of a vast ...

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    Scientists create fabric that mimics octopus camouflage

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Fabric mimics octopus camouflage The octopus's ability to camouflage itself has inspired a new kind of thin, flexible fabric that can automatically match patterns, US researchers said. Creatures of the ocean known as cephalopods- including cuttlefish, squid and octopuses- are naturally equipped with sensors in their skin that help to mimic ...

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    Vast ocean trapped under Earth's crust, scientists say

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian in Sydney Scientists say reservoir with three times more water than on surface lies within our planet Vast ocean 'trapped under core of earth' If you want to find earth’s vast reservoirs of water, you may have to look beyond the obvious places like the oceans and polar ice caps. Scientists say they have found a vast reservoir of water – enough to fill ...

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    Siberian crater may have been caused by methane gas, scientists say

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:23am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... Agency. Researchers with Stockholm University recently witnessed methane releases in the East Siberian Arctic Ocean. They found that "elevated methane levels [were] about ten times higher ...

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    Asteroid’s bad timing wiped out unlucky dinosaurs, says UK researcher

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:49pm by GDN

    ... collision 66 million years ago, which occurred in the area that is now Mexico, triggered tsunamis across the oceans, caused powerful earthquakes and released enough heat to start many fires. ...

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    Scientists try captive approach to fighting invasive lionfish

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:08pm by AP

    ... and Caribbean Sea. Native sharks and groupers typically avoid healthy lionfish, a native to the Indian and Pacific oceans that was likely introduced through the pet trade. But when a University ...

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    Asteroid that killed dinosaurs 66 million years ago ‘also cooled earth’

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:14pm by NYT

    ... not last long, however. Over a few months or possibly a few decades, the dust and soot fell out of the atmosphere and rained down onto the land and oceans, allowing sunlight to warm the planet once ... at lipids produced by an ocean-dwelling micro-organism called Thaumarchaeota, preserved in sedimentary rocks near the Brazos River in the US state of Texas. Back in the Cretaceous period this site ...

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    Seamount off Japan could be the largest volcano in the solar system

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... and the Kerguelen Plateau in the southern Indian Ocean. But thus far, none appears to be a single basalt shield volcano, but rather a composite of many such volcanoes, Sager said. "One of the real ... could be largest volcano A seamount in the northwest Pacific Ocean may be the largest volcano on earth, and could rival the largest in the solar system- the mighty Olympus Mons on Mars- ...

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    Global warming likely to make fish smaller, say scientists

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of fish. Compared to 2000, the maximum attainable body weight of these fish would decline by between 14 and 24 per cent by 2050. Fish inhabiting the Indian Ocean were the most affected, reducing ... Agence France-Presse Global warming likely to make fish smaller A hearty fillet of fish, already a rare treat because of over-trawled oceans, will become even more infrequent in the future ...

  10. News - China - SCIENCE

    Gobi desert reveals modest ancestor of gigantic flying reptiles

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... This was a river-dominated ecosystem far from the ocean in a region teeming with life, including a fearsome dinosaur predator called Sinraptor and a gigantic plant-eating dinosaur named Mamenchisaurus that boasted ... with other evidence indicates that advanced pterosaurs- many of which later ruled the skies over seashore ecosystems and fed on fish in the oceans- first evolved far inland. ...




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