News tagged with east african rift

Unique fish fossils identified

A team of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich has identified the first fossil specimens of a major group of killifishes that is widely distributed in freshwater habitats today. The 6-million-year-old material ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Solving the Midwest's biggest geologic mystery

( —Geologists from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Oklahoma and Purdue University have a new explanation for the Midwest's biggest geologic mystery: What caused ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Africa's ups and downs

The East African Rift is an area where two tectonic plates are moving apart, making it a region of high geological activity, home to a number of volcanoes.

dateAug 08, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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