News tagged with great rift valley

Mantle plumes crack continents

Using a simulation with an unprecedentedly high resolution, Earth scientists from University of Paris VI and ETH Zurich have shown that magma columns in the Earth's interior can cause continental breakup—but only if the ...

dateSep 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Malawi's prized chambo fish faces extinction

In the decade that fisherman Edward Njeleza has been trawling the deep, clear waters of Lake Malawi in Africa's Great Rift Valley, he has seen his once abundant catch shrink by 90 percent.

dateJun 13, 2014 in Ecology
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Tablet computers for global literacy

In two remote villages in rural Ethiopia, a team of literacy and technology experts from Tufts and MIT launched a grand experiment with a simple gesture: they dropped off a handful of tablet computers for 40 children who'd ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Other
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