Archive: 29/08/2014

Aging Africa

In the September issue of GSA Today, Paul Bierman of the University of Vermontā€“Burlington and colleagues present a cosmogenic view of erosion, relief generation, and the age of faulting in southernmost Africa. By measuring ...

dateAug 29, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Team defines new biodiversity metric

To understand how the repeated climatic shifts over the last 120,000 years may have influenced today's patterns of genetic diversity, a team of researchers led by City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana Carnaval developed ...

dateAug 29, 2014 in Ecology
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Mysteries of space dust revealed

The first analysis of space dust collected by a special collector onboard NASA's Stardust mission and sent back to Earth for study in 2006 suggests the tiny specks open a door to studying the origins of the solar system and ...

dateAug 29, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents ...

dateAug 29, 2014 in Environment
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