Frozen in time, cracks reveal earthquake history

(Phys.org) —Northern Chile's Atacama Desert is an earthquake scientist's dream – the hyper-arid plain keeps a visible record of cracks caused by a million year's worth of earthquakes.

New theory on African exit

Modern humans left Africa twice as early as previously thought, spreading in a number of climate-driven waves, new research suggests.

Scientists remember Turing, father of modern computers

Scientists will gather from Bangalore to Texas on Saturday to honour British mathematician Alan Turing, a pioneer of the modern computer whose code-cracking is credited with shortening World War II.

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