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Cheetahs in race to survive

The cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, survived mass extinction during the last ice age 10,000 years ago.

Apr 24, 2013
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Late 20th century was warmest in 1,400 years

Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet's surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years, according to climate records presented ...

Apr 21, 2013
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Diatoms explain release of CO2

(Phys.org) —Scientists have found unexpectedly high concentrations of opal, a mineral containing silicate, in marine sediments during the transition periods from ice ages to warm phases. The explanation ...

Apr 10, 2013
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What can 'ring species' teach us about evolution?

Ten thousand years ago, at the end of the last ice age, a species of greenish warblers lived in a forest south of the Tibetan Plateau. As the ice receded, the forest grew to form a ring around the plateau—and so did the ...

Mar 12, 2013
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