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Northern conifers youngest of the species

Dramatic shifts in the planet's climate and geography over millions of years changed the course of evolutionary history for conifer trees, according to a Yale paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

dateOct 04, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Earth history and evolution

In classical mythology, the cypress tree is associated with death, the underworld and eternity. Indeed, the family to which cypresses belong, is an ancient lineage of conifers, and a new study of their evolution affords a ...

dateMay 03, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Oldest US natural history museum offers rare peek

(AP) -- The Academy of Natural Sciences has never been one to brag. Its 225,000 annual visitors may associate the nation's oldest natural history museum solely with dioramas and dinosaurs, but behind the ...

dateMar 24, 2012 in Other
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The Earth's new water budget

Investigating the history of water on Earth is critical to understanding the planet's climate. One central question is whether Earth has always had the same amount of water on and surrounding it, the same ...

dateMar 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Controlling forest fires

Simon Fraser University statistician Rick Routledge will share his knowledge of what layers of charcoal in lake-bottom sediment can tell us about an area's forest fire history, at the world's largest science fair in Vancouver.

dateFeb 17, 2012 in Environment
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